Academic Programme Director – Social Work

The London Institute of Banking and Finance

  • Permanent
  • London
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Academic Programme Director – Social Work
Date posted:22nd February 2024
Closing date:22nd March 2024

The London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF) was founded over 140 years ago, to help determined people get the qualifications they need to succeed in careers that might otherwise be out of reach. We exist to provide outstanding education and thinking, tailored to the needs of individuals, business and society. Our innovative courses are built around our students career goals – personalised with the power of technology and designed to give our students the skills they need to thrive in the future. We’re continually embracing technology, innovating so that even more is in reach for a new generation.

LIBF has officially joined IU Group, Europe’s largest EdTech company. Under IU’s leadership, LIBF’s mission remains unchanged, and its strong heritage is retained. This exciting partnership aims to use the synergies between LIBF’s finance expertise and IU’s EdTech leadership – by incorporating IU’s flexible online learning approach into new programmes, this strategic collaboration positions LIBF to offer innovative education globally and make significant advancements for students, members, and staff.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a new Academic Programme Director to lead the development of our new programmes in Social Work. As the Academic Programme Director, you will lead the development of curriculum in the subject area and liaise with relevant UK associations to ensure all requirements are covered to ensure successful validation and launch of new programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the subject-specific regulatory requirements and content for the specific programme.
  • Design the structure of the programme (using existing IU modules where possible and developing new ones where required).
  • If required, develop new modules, including defining contents, suggested reading, module learning outcomes, and assessment methods.
  • Define literature and check availability/suggest what literature access will be needed.
  • Collaborate with media production teams to oversee the development of learning materials and assist in recruiting and selecting qualified authors for learning material.

The successful candidate will have a track record of teaching and/or research excellence in their field, ideally holding a PhD in a field relevant to the programme of study. You will also have experience in programme design and development, including creation of the associated assessment strategies for both online, blended and on-campus programmes.

To apply please submit your CV with a covering letter. Please note that CVs without a covering letter will not be considered.

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Closing date:  22 March 2024

The London Institute of Banking and Finance

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