Director of Language Academy, U Central Lancashire Job Ad

Director of Studies of UCLan Language Academy
University of Central Lancashire – School of Language and Global Studies
Closes: 4th September 2016

Founded in 1828, the University of Central Lancashire in the city of Preston is a large, dynamic university with a learning community approaching 38,000. Our mission – to help talented people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential – was highlighted when the University achieved IIP Gold status in 2014.

The University Language Academy, formed in 2014, is a thriving academic and teaching community, with a substantial and growing international profile drawing in students from around the globe on year round and short courses in English Language, EAP, ESP and Teacher Training.

The ULA also houses the Testing team, delivering English tests to our partnership network in Europe, Asia and the Middle East as well as commercially. The ULA is a key unit for the College of Culture and the Creative Industries and supports the University to deliver its strategy up to 2020 and in particular the key performance indicators for internationalisation, student attainment and industry links. With continued growth and income year on year, the ULA is expanding into new premises in order to help support its role and business within the University.

The Director of Studies role provides an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to effectively develop and lead the growth of the University Language Academy through effective strategic management and by building a portfolio of language training, assessment and related CPD programmes that will be attractive within the context of a UK and international market.

Applicants must have a strong record of academic and/or management leadership in developing English language, intercultural and teacher training programmes in both a UK and international context. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to effectively lead and manage a team of staff to achieve specific goals and objectives while also possessing experience of developing innovative and creative language and intercultural programmes which are attractive to a UK and international market.

A higher degree classification is required, with also full membership of relevant Professional bodies in the area of languages, communication or business. Applicants must also be recognised as a teacher trainer with a DELTA qualification or equivalent. The post holder will demonstrate excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate and foster a strong team ethic. The ability to identify new opportunities and develop creative and innovative solutions is also essential.

For informal discussions about this role, please contact Isabel Donnelly, Dean and Director of Language and Global Studies: IMDonnelly[at]

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview.

Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.




Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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