Aston University

Aston University

Director of Aston Professional ( Internal Only ) (0253-24)

Director of Aston Professional ( Internal Only ) EA/PA/Admin DVC Academic Location: Aston University John Cadbury House

Salary: £64,732 to £100,747 per annum Grade: Band 01 Contract Type: Permanent

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 27 May 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 0253-24 Release Date: Monday 13 May 2024

This is an exciting period of strategic transformation at Aston University, Birmingham. Aston 2030 Strategy promises to redesign the development planning and delivery of professional education and training programmes around the needs of employers, businesses, and local communities. In so doing, the Director of Aston Professional will be instrumental in identifying new markets, sales opportunities, tailored client care, professional delivery teams, quality assurance and learner support and satisfaction all within an umbrella of maintaining excellent public relations. Integral to the successful delivery of this role, is the development of data analytics and digital technologies and systems.

As a member of the University Senior Leadership Group Aston under the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), the Director of Aston Professional will lead the Commercial Training Development (including commercial Executive Education Programmes); Professional education staff recruitment (including Industry Fellows), Marketing and Business Development; Customer and Client Data Systems; Learner Support and Wellbeing; Professional delivery teams, Degree Apprenticeship Quality Assurance, Compliance and Reporting; Employer Networks, Partnership and Market Intelligence and other activities critical to ensuring quality delivery, customer satisfaction and market growth.

The post holder will have a strategic and operational reach across the University to deliver Aston Professional objectives and outcomes. The post holder will have a track record of client management, demonstrable experience of finding innovative ways of developing new leads and have a broad understanding of the curriculum offer and potential new offers considering emerging markets and technologies required by businesses and industry. The post holder will be instrumental in overseeing the Degree Apprenticeship and meeting the requirements of Ofsted, OfS, and ESFA. The post holder will have established professional networks both within Education and Business and the ability to foster and maintain relationship across Aston University, with a proven track record of implementing a growth strategy in partnership with businesses and industry.

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Job details


Director of Aston Professional ( Internal Only ) (0253-24)


Aston University


United Kingdom


May 14, 2024

Application deadline

May 27, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Education

About the employer

Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education and research endeavor. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship, foundation, and executive programs across disciplines. It also offers arrays of online courses. All the programs offered at the university are designed corresponding to the trends and demands of the industry and business globally.

The various faculties and schools of the university include Engineering & Applied Science, Aston Graduate School, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston Business School, Life & Health Sciences, and Aston Medical School. The team of faculty of Aston University comprises highly qualified professors as well as experts from respective industries. Modern tools and logical approaches like case studies are adopted in teaching methodologies. Besides theoretical sessions, the university gives emphasis on the practical training of students. Skill development programs are carried out to inculcate dexterity for leading-edge technologies among students.

Aston University boasts a world-class infrastructure at the campus offering the finest learning experience. There are hi-tech laboratories, libraries, studios, and IT centers, and seminar halls at the campus supporting an environment for advanced knowledge. Aston University is a hub for world-leading research initiatives. To undertake the highest quality of research, the university has established advanced research centers. 78% of the research has been evaluated ‘World-leading’ by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university has teamed up with universities and research institutes across the world for knowledge sharing and collaborative research initiatives. Further, the university maintains partnerships with the industry for sponsored research programs.

Aston is a university of global repute. Students across the world come to study at a prestigious university. The university considers all the aspects of students. It provides counseling, medical, legal (VISA and other), and other services to students. There are indoor and outdoor sports arenas, fitness centers, swimming pools, cafeterias, banks, and other facilities at the campus.

The university offers modern accommodation facilities to students. There are various student clubs at the university that organizes sports meets, music fests, dance competitions, literary fest, art exhibitions, and other events. All these events comprise cross-disciplinary participation that helps to build team spirits among students. Aston University offers various scholarships and study loans to students so that all can have access to education beyond any financial barrier. Aston University maintains a high record of placements. Students passing from the university are recruited by leading companies with high remuneration packages.

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