Job title:                   HEAD OF VALIDATION

Location:                  Spurgeon’s College, 189 South Norwood Hill, London SE25

Contract Length:     Permanent

Hours:                       Full time 5 days a week (or 35 hour equivalent)

Salary:                       £38,500 p.a.

Start date:                As soon as possible

Spurgeon’s College is looking to appoint a dynamic Head of Validation to provide management and active delivery of our validation processes as they pertain to programme design, development, academic validation and managing the College’s approach to collaborative partnerships (validation and franchise). Working closely with the College’s Senior Management Team (SMT), the Head of Validation will play a key role in ensuring that the College’s new academic programmes are project managed to successful completion and the ‘in prospect’ and potential academic collaborative partnerships are project managed to successful implementation.

The Head of Validation, working with the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, will be responsible for the active oversight of the quality and standards of higher education (HE) and non-HE programmes offered by collaborative academic partners. The Head of Validation will ensure that every new academic programme designed, developed and validated by the College will meet the very demanding standards of our Programme Approval Process. Including a strong focus on student attainment for all students in recognising our diverse student population.

Under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Head of Validation will play a critical role in forging strong partnerships within higher education in the UK, particularly with regard to the provision of theological education at university level. The Head of Validation will optimise and realise opportunities for collaborative growth.

Spurgeon’s College (the College) is an evangelical college established in 1856 by Charles Spurgeon. As a confessional college, it is committed to studying and understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ as witnessed to by the Scriptures, and the challenges of the world in which this gospel is to be proclaimed.  In doing this it combines classical and contemporary emphases in theology and ministry in serving the Church. The College’s core activity is training men and women for Christian mission, ministry and leadership in the contemporary world. 

For further details about this role and instructions on how to apply see the job information pack below.

Closing date for applications: 23rd February 2024, 12 noon

Interview: will be scheduled soon thereafter