Job Opportunities

HEAD OF ACADEMIC STUDIES

Hours- 40 hours per week

Salary– £32,000-£35,000 PAYE

Holiday– 28 days

 

PPA-

Based in Guildford, at PPA we will develop a nurturing and supportive environment in which every single student is valued as an individual.

Focus on employability and the needs of the profession, so that PPA are able to offer relevant Musical Theatre and Acting for Stage and Screen courses driven by the changing industry.

Be a recognised contender amongst its competitors, offering the very best teaching across all disciplines.

Offering fully-rounded training to allow our Acting and Musical Theatre training Graduates to be the best that they can be.

 

The Role-

PPA have an exciting opportunity to appoint a new Head of Academic Studies to join the team. The Head of Academic Studies will play a vital role within the College acting as the link tutor to our collaborative partner De Montfort University. PPA is a small private College that has 200 students, with 150 students studying at Higher Education level. This role is responsible for the 150 students studying on our BA courses, managing the administration of all academic aspects of both our Acting for Stage and Screen and Performance in Musical Theatre BA (Hons) courses.

As the Head of Academic Studies, you are responsible for the administration of all academic aspects of both our Acting for Stage and Screen and Performance in Musical Theatre BA (Hons) courses. There is the opportunity to teach on the academic module and you will be responsible for all module teaching staff and course content.

A prime responsibility will be to ensure that the courses are compliant with (or exceed) current QAA/HE/legislative guidance, by

  • liaising with our partner institution De Montfort University (validating body)
  • reviewing the design, implementation and administration of internal quality assurance systems and processes.

You will liaise with the Principal, Vice Principal, Course Leaders & DMU partner to contribute to the creation and operation of a detailed academic calendar and organise key academic committees as required, compiling agendas, providing papers and preparing reports for DMU as required.

 

For more information about this role please email hr@ppacademy.co.uk

 

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION:

Essential:

  • Background in performing arts education
  • Teaching experience at an appropriate level
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral
  • Commitment to working with young people in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen field
  • An understanding of key concerns in supporting students’ professional and academic development
  • Ability both to lead and work as part of a team using initiative to manage workload and meet agreed deadlines
  • Post-graduate qualification, ideally in performing arts related subject
  • Proven organisational, administrative and IT skills, including the use of relevant software to further learning practical familiarity with the demands of the university sector and relevant statutory bodies, specifically Quality Assurance Management

 

 

Desirable:

Experience of servicing committees

Knowledge of Moodle and other Virtual Learning Environments

 

For more information about this role please email hr@ppacademy.co.uk

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to hr@ppacademy.co.uk

CLOSING DATE 2ND December 2019

DISABILITY OFFICER

 

Part Time-           16 hours per week – PERMANENT

Salary-                  £16,000  PAYE

 

Holiday- 12 days holiday

Performance Preparation Academy are recruiting for a Disability Officer to join the PPA team. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, innovative, and who can provide strong leadership. This role will lead the way forward in how we support our students with complex support requirements.

 

PPA-

Based in Guildford, at PPA we will develop a nurturing and supportive environment in which every single student is valued as an individual.

Focus on employability and the needs of the profession, so that PPA are able to offer relevant Musical Theatre and Acting for Stage and Screen courses driven by the changing industry.

Be a recognised contender amongst its competitors, offering the very best teaching across all disciplines.

Offering fully-rounded training to allow our Acting and Musical Theatre training Graduates to be the best that they can be.

 

THE ROLE-

To provide advice, guidance and support service to disabled students at PPA from their enrolment through to graduation. As this is a new role being introduced to PPA, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and delivering an effective support system for disabled students on both our Acting for Stage and Screen and Performance in Musial Theatre BA (hons) Courses in line with equality legislation. As the Disability Officer you will work closely with our collaborative partner De Montfort University.

 

Duties-

  1. To be responsible for the maintenance of accurate administrative records for the Disability Service in line with PPA and DMU’s University policy and the Data Protection Act.

 

  1. To ensure that Inclusive Learning and Support Plans for students are created and shared with the relevant staff across the College to enable the institution to fulfil its legal responsibilities towards disabled students in line with the Equality Act (2010).

 

  1. To conduct disabled student 1-2-1’s to help and advise them, assessing students’ needs, determining and implementing support arrangements, assisting with funding applications, and monitoring progress.

 

  1. To liaise with staff across the College, medical professions and external agencies to ensure the effective implementation of support for disabled students.

 

  1. To work with staff across the college to promote inclusivity and to facilitate equal access to the curriculum and college facilities.

 

  1. In conjunction with relevant colleagues to plan, develop and deliver training on general disability awareness, specific disabilities and inclusive practice.

 

Do you have the knowledge, experience, passion and skills we need?

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated professional to lead this exciting development.

 

For more information about this role or to apply please email hr@ppacademy.co.uk  with your CV and covering letter.

CLOSING DATE- 2nd December 2019