Head of Department

Job Title: Head of Department
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 1095020
Job Published: April 13, 2021 11:45

Job Description

Troocoo are proud to be partnering with a national higher education provider that are a leader within their field. My client has seen huge success due to the passion and commitment shown to their students by offering supportive courses that provide all the necessary practical knowledge to ensure success. As my client embarks on their next exciting phase we are currently recruiting for the role of Head of Department, Nutrition to further support and enhance this department.

The role of Head of Department is multifaceted and is responsible for the overall performance and high level strategy of the department. You will not only be responsible for the guiding and overseeing course planning, design, development, and delivery, you will also have a strong focus on leadership while ensuring business objectives are being met. Key objectives include:
  • Lead the ongoing review, planning and development of course structure and content;
  • Provide leadership and management oversight regarding subject development and improvement;
  • Provide leadership and professional development/training to staff to meet departmental, staff and organisational skill needs;
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance the student experience, improve educational outcomes and engagement, incorporating student feedback and consultation to target and monitor quality improvement initiatives;
  • Provide leadership to staff to ensure student accountability to all academic policies and procedures and the Student Charter and Code of Conduct;
  • Understand, monitor and support planning for departmental budget ensuring operating expenses are managed within the budget requirements. Complete accountability for headcount budget and capital expenditure budget for course development;
  • Lead department in cross-departmental work processes, including but not limited to timetable review, national booklist updates, library resource improvements, Open Days, and Vitality Days;
  • Oversee departmental academic operations such as staff allocations, results administration and Examiners’ Committee processes;
This position is well suited to a people focused leader that is looking for an opportunity where you can really make a difference. You will have a minimum AQF 9 level qualification or PhD in Education with a directly relevant post graduate degree. You will have previous experience leading an academic team and pride yourself on your strategic and commercial approach when conducting whole of business activities.

For more information, please email Kate Russell at Troocoo,

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