The Dyson Institute is a brand new higher education provider. We have recently been awarded New DAPs (the first higher education provider in the UK to receive the right to award degrees via this route), and are recruiting our first cohort of Dyson Institute-registered students.
The Dyson Institute’s mission is simple: to build challenging and enriching educational experiences which are free, student-centric and aligned with the needs of industry.
Our model is unique: we’re currently delivering one programme – a BEng (Hons) Degree Apprenticeship in Engineering. The programme is delivered entirely on the Dyson campus in Malmesbury. Students do not pay fees and are paid a salary. We’re determined to embrace best practice for quality in learning and teaching, to provide proactive, tailored health and wellbeing support and to rigorously uphold academic standards. We are pioneers developing a non-traditional programme of engineering knowledge, professional workplace application and personal leadership development.
As an independent provider of higher education, The Dyson Institute will offer a student-centric education and experience, with high standards across every aspect of its provision. To help us do this, we’re building the capability of our Regulatory Affairs team, ensuring that we can effectively monitor our compliance with registration requirements, meet the NDAPs criteria and uphold the core practices of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education. At the same time, we are strengthening our approach to governance, providing better support to enable the effective running of The Dyson Institute’s governing bodies.
- Engage HE institutions and membership organisations to discuss regulatory approaches
- Work closely with the Senior Programme Manager to ensure that regulatory returns and compliance milestones are captured in institutional timelines and programme management assets
- Coordinate and draft consultation responses
- Monitor institutional compliance with both registration and New DAPs requirements and flag risk
- Line manage the Quality, Standards and Student Engagement Officer
- Advise on regulation and policy requirements
- Attend government policy events and training
- Maintain, evaluate and develop institutional policies, frameworks and procedures
- Lead the development of new policies
- Design and lead internal compliance reviews
- Develop briefing papers to support regulatory activities
- Commission legal or other external advice, as required
- Advise and support project teams working on projects for regulatory compliance
- Monitor regulatory developments in the HE sector and flag when action is required
You’ll also need to be comfortable getting to grips with operational activity – The Dyson Institute is a small provider, and everyone is expected to help as needed. Your role will often involve tasks that, in a larger institution, might be delegated.
- Demonstrable experience in the higher education sector
- Line management experience
- Experience of managing technical experts
- Proven experience of working on issues of higher education regulation
- Proven experience of assuring quality and standards in higher education
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent ability to collaborate
- Attention to detail
- Able to assimilate and understand complex information, and make it understandable to relevant stakeholders
- Internal external stakeholder management experience
- Comfortable with change and able to quickly adapt to new circumstances
- A proactive approach and a desire to work in a fast paced, people focused team environment.
Qualification & Experience:
- Knowledge and experience of working with HE governing bodies
- Experience of supporting an institution through a degree awarding powers process (i.e. TDAPs)
- Experience in degree apprenticeships
- Established networks with other HEIs.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Bristol, England, UK
Application Deadline: N/A