We are looking to appoint a talented and dedicated professional to this key role within Newcastle College University Centre (NCUC). NCUC currently has over 2,000 full and part-time students studying at HE level, across an exciting range of subjects and qualifications including Honours and Foundation Degrees.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the only FE organisation in possession of Taught Degree Awarding Powers, to manage and co-ordinate two key portfolios of work: research and scholarly activity, and student partnership and engagement. The successful candidate will join NCG at an exciting time as we implement our new HE Strategy to grow and develop our high-quality HE provision. At NCG you will work collaboratively with each of our colleges to support the co-creation of a HE experience that is distinctive to the needs of the community it serves, while having qualities of transformative, highly vocational study and a curriculum of compassion.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, have experience of research and scholarly activity and have a commitment to student partnership and co-creation in delivering enhancements.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Undertaking research projects related to the student experience, disseminating those research findings internally and externally, and helping to further develop our higher education community.

Supporting staff and students to work in partnership to enhance the student experience for all students.

Working closely with the College’s central HE team, HE academic staff within vocational areas and students to conduct small-scale research projects as relevant to the institution, evaluate those research findings, and support in funding bid applications.

Supporting improvements of the Student Voice aspect of the Higher Education Student Survey (HESS) and National Student Survey (NSS).

Working with cross-college and external partners to devise, embed and report upon project progress as relevant to the HE student experience and graduate outcomes.

Supporting the promotion of HE communities of practice and the enhancement of our staff and student approaches to scholarly activity and partnership working.

Should you consider yourself to have the skills and attributes for this role, we would be delighted to hear from you. For further details and to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Melissa Turner, Assistant Director of HE Quality and Standards at

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