Curriculum Quality Assurance Coordinator

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent, Temporary full-time, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1378751

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Curriculum Quality Assurance Coordinator based in Belfast.

The company

Belfast Met is the largest and longest established further and higher education college in Northern Ireland. We offer a broad range of innovative, high quality, economically relevant provision.

Our modern, award-winning estate spans the length and breadth of the city of Belfast and comprises four main campuses – Titanic Quarter, Millfield, Springvale and Castlereagh – as well as a range of smaller outreach centres, including the new community hub at Girdwood.

We attract over 37,000 enrolments per year and continually adapt and develop our curriculum to keep pace with shifting economic and skills demands. In addition to equipping the city of Belfast and beyond with the skills for work, we are also a £60 million business in our own right. We provide employment to over 1,000 people and procure around £7 million of goods and services per year.


  • The College’s goal is to be an excellent organisation and a great place to work for all its people.
  • a generous holiday allowance to staff. Leave entitlement will depend on your grade and length of service (further information available in the Candidate Brief document). 
  • New staff are automatically enrolled into the Northern Ireland Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Benenden Healthcare scheme is open to all staff who pay the same flat rate per week. The services include a UK-based GP advice line, stress counselling helpline, independent care advice service, and discounts on health screening.
  • Other benefits include: Occupational Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave/Pay Carer Leave; flexible working; Training and Development and Cycle to work Scheme

Job title: Curriculum Quality Assurance Coordinator        

# of posts: 1

Location: Belfast

Contract: Temporary/ Full-time

Salary: £33,437 – £36,379

Role: Belfast Met are seeking to appoint a Curriculum Quality Assurance Coordinator on a full-time temporary basis.

The College has made the significant commitment to invest in a brand new departmental structure which has pulled together 5 key areas to achieve integration across all learning and development services, for all staff, into one structure. The new Centre for Excellence, sits in Corporate Development and brings together;

  • Organisational Development
  • Staff Development
  • Teaching & Learning (academic staff) Excellence
  • Technology Enhanced Learning & VLE support
  • Curriculum Quality Assurance: responsible for Curriculum Quality Standards, Audit & Compliance functions

This multi skilled team will work within specialist functional groups to deliver key development outcomes for staff. However, the whole team will deliver a new programme of integrated services for the college to achieve synergy across the functions, enabling all staff to reach their full potential, and for Belfast Met to achieve excellence across individual, team and departmental level, to ultimately deliver excellence for our key stakeholders – learners, parents and employers.

This post sits within the Curriculum Quality Assurance team structure which comprises the Curriculum Quality Assurance Manager, Curriculum Quality Assurance Coordinator and the Curriculum Quality Assurance Officer. The team work to support and audit curriculum delivery teams to meet the quality standards of a range of awarding bodies and University partners and statutory authorities such as the Education and Training Inspectorate and Quality Assurance Agency.

What you need:

Qualifications / Experience

  • EITHER Have a qualification at a minimum of Level 6 or equivalent (e.g. degree) PLUS have at least one year’s relevant post qualification experience in providing effective advice and guidance on curriculum quality assurance matters to management OR Hold a qualification at Level 5 (e.g. HND) PLUS two years post qualification experience providing effective advice and guidance on curriculum quality assurance matters to management.
  • Experience of coordinating internal curriculum reviews, monitoring activities and preparing and presenting reports
  • Experience of presenting written evaluations and making recommendations and monitoring action plans.
  • Recent1 experience of working with ETI and/or other external standards bodies to deliver against defined quality and assessment frameworks and KPIs
  • Experience of developing and implementing management information systems and procedures for quality assurance and compliance standards within an education or training setting   
  • Recent2 experience of working with awarding bodies and/or partner institutions (e.g. university) and a sound understanding of assessment and internal quality assurance processes; preferably with multiple awarding bodies for example City & Guilds, Pearson BTEC, OCR or OCN
  • Experience of negotiation, consultation and influencing at a senior level to achieve results.
  • Excellent IT/Computer Literacy skills on all main packages, to include Excel and PowerPoint.

More information on this post and application form is available on Belfast Met’s website using our online recruitment portal or using the link below.  If you have queries call HR on 02890 265370. 

Closing date is 12:00noon on Wednesday 19th December 2018