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Recruitment of Associates Australia

Join us as we grow! Advance HE has ambitious plans to support the development of the Australian higher education sector. We are looking to recruit associates who have experience working within the higher and/or further education sectors in Australia.

About Advance HE

Advance HE works globally to help higher education shape its future. We bring together HE-focused expertise from across the sector in teaching and learning; equality, diversity and inclusion; governance; leadership and organisation development, to help institutions and sectors deliver a world-class experience for their students and unlock the potential of their staff. We do this through specialist training and resources, externally recognised benchmarking and recognition schemes, and a member-focused, collaborative approach.

We are currently looking to add to our team with associates who have experience working within the higher and/or further education sectors in Australia in the following areas:

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Academic Leadership Associate

Knowledge, skills and experience

We are keen to talk to individuals with experience across any of the areas mentioned below:

  • Recognition of HEA Fellowship as Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow
  • Experience leading change in learning, teaching and assessment within an institution or have broader evidence of having driven successful academic change.
  • Demonstrable experience in successfully working with various stakeholders from different disciplines, grades and job functions, including Governors, executive teams and senior managers, academic and professional services staff, and students.
  • Proven expertise in the areas of programme leadership development, feedback and assessment
  • Proven ability to design, manage, facilitate and lead academic leadership development programmes, either as open programmes or bespoke for clients
  • Sound understanding of the context of leadership in higher education environments (e.g., academic/research/professional services)
  • Demonstrable experience engaging positively with principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in leadership and commitment to role modelling inclusive approaches as well as continuing self-reflection and education
  • Demonstrable experience of key leadership development challenge areas, including but not limited to: Academic Leadership, New to Leadership (Heads of School/Dept/Unit), Leading research teams, Programme leadership Experience of working internationally (valuable but not essential)
  • Demonstrable experience developing proposals and pitches for the offerings above

A good understanding of the higher education context, policy and legislation within Australia will be valuable for this role.

Please note: this is a contract role, not a salaried position. You will not become an employee of Advance HE.

Time commitment

Given the nature and demand for work in this space, we may frequently ask Associates to work on short notice. Assignments could be for short, sharp interventions or long-term programmes.

Compensation

This is a contract role. Fees vary and depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the type of work, the level at which it is delivered, and the complexity of the delivery.

Application

To apply, please click the button below and submit a cover letter (800-1000 words) describing specifically how you meet the criteria above and a CV (no more than 2 pages) listing your work history, qualifications, and certifications.

If you are interested in discussing the role, please get in touch with: associates@advance-he.ac.uk

Application deadline: Noon, Thursday 29 February 2024

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Associate

Knowledge, skills and experience

We are keen to talk to individuals with experience in one or more of the areas mentioned below:

  • Strong experience developing and delivering EDI consultancy either as open programmes or bespoke with clients
  • Proven ability to design, manage, facilitate, and lead EDI development programmes and workshops across a range of topics relevant to higher education, such as: introduction to equality, gender equality, race equality, intersectionality, unconscious bias, leadership in EDI, sexual harassment, LGBT+ inclusion, equality impact assessment, equality training for senior leaders/boards, etc.
  • Extensive experience of supporting the development of EDI agendas and/or strategies at senior level
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders from different disciplines, grades, and job functions, including Governors, Executive Teams and senior managers, academic, research, and professional services staff, and students
  • Experience of working with data including research, consolidation and analysis of equality and inclusion data especially within an academic context
  • Deep understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and body of academic research around gender/race equality, unconscious bias or EDI in general
  • Understanding of the legislative underpinnings of current EDI work in the higher education sector. Knowledge of the Australian policy landscape in relation to gender pay gaps (both within HE and other sectors). Experience of managing and/or developing equality action plans (desirable but not essential)
  • Experience of playing an advisory role to others in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion, including analysis and recommendation setting
  • Ability to manage the potentially sensitive nature of equality, diversity and inclusion delivery and needs of participants by creating a safe environment for learning.
  • Experience of delivering in the areas of mental health, wellbeing and allied support for EDI practitioners
  • Experience working internationally (desirable but not essential)

For this role, a good understanding of the higher education context, policy and legislation within Australia will be valuable.

Please note: this is a contract role not a salaried position. You will not become an employee of Advance HE.

Time commitment

Given the nature and demand for work in this space, we may frequently ask Associates to work on short notice. Assignments could be for short, sharp interventions or long-term programmes.

Compensation

This is a contract role. Fees vary and depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the type of work, the level at which it is delivered, and the complexity of the delivery.

Application

To apply, please click the button below and submit a cover letter (800-1000 words) describing specifically how you meet the criteria above and a CV (no more than 2 pages) listing your work history, qualifications, and certifications.

If you are interested in discussing the role, please get in touch with: associates@advance-he.ac.uk

Application deadline: Noon, Thursday 29 February 2024

Submitting an application

To apply, please click on 'Apply for this job' and attach the following information where prompted:

  • Cover letter of about 800 - 1000 words in length, addressing the criteria relating to knowledge, skills and experience and why you are interested in the joining the Advance HE Associate team
  • CV (no more than 2 pages) summarising your work history, qualifications and accreditations
  • Details of 2 referees provided on the CV to include:
    • Name of Referee
    • Name and Address of their organisation
    • Nature of Relationship (Manager / Client)
    • Contact email for the referee

Please also refer to the submission guidance below.

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Advance HE is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We are also committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture; for instance, through our Race Action Group. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in our sector and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people.