Head of Apprenticeships - QMUL24639

About the Role

This role sits within a developing team focused on the 3rd income stream for Queen Mary University of London, after teaching and research. It forms a key group of staff looking to expand our non-standard provision of income generating activities, alongside Executive Education, Consultancy and Short courses. SET have agreed this needs to be an increased area of focus as we risk falling behind other London based Institutions.

The Head of Apprenticeships post will lead and provide strategic direction of QM’s Apprenticeship Strategy, ensuring effective engagement of local employers, community stake holders and wider external partners to deliver positive impact for our students and build our reputation in lifelong learning. The post holder will also work to launch QM’s curriculum offer as part of the £28m new-build London City Institute of Technology in partnership with Newham College. As the portfolio of apprenticeship programmes expands further, the Head of Apprenticeships will be responsible for developing new institution-wide policies, procedures and action plans to support the Apprenticeship growth and development against agreed KPIs.

About You

You have a working knowledge of current UK apprenticeship legislation/regulations, key agencies and ESFA funding rules, with experience of delivering information, advice and guidance on apprenticeship compliance. You will have experience of utilising digital technology to enhance and monitor the delivery of apprenticeship services and support apprentice and employer engagement.

The ideal candidate will have experience of Ofsted/ ESFA inspections of apprenticeship provision however this is desirable rather than essential.

About the Apprenticeships Unit

In 2015, Queen Mary University of London became one of the first Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom to deliver a Degree Apprenticeship programme. Since then we have developed a portfolio of programmes with a diverse range of employers including a number of leading international financial services firms and banks, global pharmaceutical firms, national retailers, IT/technology companies and a growing number of SME’s and organisations from the third and charitable sectors.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is ordinarily based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 7, in the range of £55,840 - £62,415 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Jamie Hilder at j.hilder@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 020 7882 5320.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as women as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
08 April