ATHE Head of Qualifications Vacancy


Job Title: Head of Qualifications

Job Type: Part-time / Senior Associate, flexible working pattern 2-3 days per week

Salary: Negotiable salary/day rate

Reports to: Chief Executive

Place of Work: Flexible UK location, regular visits to Norwich head office, national travel as required.

About ATHE

We are a regulated awarding organisation based in Norwich with a rapidly increasing international profile, working with 200 recognised centres in over 35 countries to complement our strong brand presence in the UK.

We offer a diverse portfolio of vocationally orientated and internationally recognised qualifications, many of which are eligible for UK funding. Our qualifications are also approved as progression pathways to relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s Top Up degrees by a growing number of UK and international Universities, providing significant tertiary education opportunities for our learners.

About the Role

This is a high-profile senior management role with strategic leadership responsibility for the development, delivery and continuous improvement of a portfolio of high-quality qualifications. Working with our Qualifications Development Manager and a network of associates, the role will ensure an effective interface between customers’ requirements and our qualifications development activity. Effective collaboration with management colleagues will ensure that qualification development is aligned with our business development and quality & assessment activities.

Candidate Profile

You will demonstrate sound qualifications development and product management skills with experience of successfully applying these in appropriate educational contexts. With strong interpersonal and communication skills, you will bring strategic perspective and direction setting for ATHE’s qualifications development and portfolio management. You will be an energised team player looking to make your mark in an expanding and diversifying business. A flexible, creative individual, you will combine thoroughness of process and procedure with commercial acumen, an ability to meet deadlines and will respond positively to performance related incentives.

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Application Process

The full role description can be downloaded here. Interested candidates should submit a completed application form, together with their CV and a covering letter outlining why they believe they will be successful in the role, to Alex Birks, Chief Executive at ATHE, Clarence House, 6 Clarence Road, Norwich NR1 1HH, email:, telephone: 01603 760030.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9th November