Career Opportunities at The Institute of Technology & Management (ITM)

The Institute of Technology & Management (ITM), was established by the Cross River State Government (CRSG) of Nigeria in partnership with Highbury College Portsmouth, United Kingdom as part of a transformational state wide Technical and Vocational Education and Training (WET) Ecosystem project. CRSG has appointed Highbury to manage TM to world-class standards.

The vision is to develop a world-class entrepreneurial polytechnic institute, the first of its kind in Nigeria. The Institute will have student success as its central mission and will focus on wealth creation, business formation/growth and employment outcomes to meet the needs of students and the local communities of Cross River State, Nigeria and beyond.

The Institute of Technology & Management (ITM) is recruiting to fill the positions of:

Job Title: Group Administrator

Location: UGEP, Cross River State, Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Group Administrator is responsible to the Director of Finance & Corporate Services for providing high quality administrative support in order to enable the Institute to meet the corporate objectives.
  • Team working and communications within an overall approach that values people will be of key importance

Main Duties and Responsibilities of The Post

  • To provide administrative support to the curricular planning and maintenance process.
  • Provide an initial point of contact for the section e.g for general internal and external telephone, e-mail and face to face enquiries and administration queries.
  • Administering the system for purchasing including stationery ordering) and keeping up to date budget records
  • Administration of the student disciplinary procedures
  • To support the setting up of systems to monitor Quality Assurance and team meetings
  • To produce letter and reports are required

Essential Criteria

  • Good standard of education including GCSE in Math’s/English (Grades A* to C), equivalent IT qualification, Administrative Degree.
  • Evidence of commitment to self-development.
  • Experience of working within a similar role.
  • Experience of working within a team.
  • Ability to work independently with the minimum of supervision.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Job Title: Advanced Practitioner (Quality and Standards)

Location: UGEP, Cross River State, Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Advanced Practitioner (Quality and Standards) is responsible to Dean (Teaching, Learning & Student Experience) for continuously improving the standards of teaching, learning and assessment, for impacting positively on the Institute’s widening participation agenda, for focusing on student needs as the key determinant of success and for rewarding excellence in teaching and learning to enable the Institute to meet the corporate objectives.
  • Team working and communications within an overall approach that values people will be of key importance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • All teaching staff are expected to be able to use a diverse range of teaching methods, including use of eLT, to create high quality learning, inclusive and interactive earning.
  • To provide a model of excellence in teaching, learning, and assessment
  • To spread good practice with colleagues and seek to improve teaching, learning and assessment practice.
  • To act as a mentor to colleagues.
  • To help raise retention and achievements for students on a continuous basis.
  • To help assess students’ needs and support Teachers to plan accordingly.
  • To plan and prepare teaching rind learning programmes for groups and individuals when required.
  • To assist teachers in providing students with appropriate support.
  • To inspire Teachers and students encouraging motivation for lifelong teaming.
  • To reflect and evaluate on own performance and engage others in evaluation for continuous improvement.
  • To operate in a supportive and professional manner when working with students and colleagues,
  • To develop and use a range of teaching and learning materials to contribute to learning resources

Programme Planning and Delivery

  • To act as the Advance Practitioner and establish best practice amongst Teaching staff about how to;
  • Draw up course documentation, including: Course Information sheets; assessment and year plans: course handbooks; reading lists for students and the Library
  • Oversee the recruitment and interviewing of students
  • Ensure with the assistance of the Administrator that students have enrolled on all aspects of the programmes
  • Plan the course elements of induction
  • Oversee the tracking and monitoring of student progress on all elements of the programmes
  • Regularly monitor student retention and achievement with the team
  • Liaise with the Administrator about the registration, withdrawal and achievement of students
  • Identify with the team students at risk of leaving and/or failing, and referring them as appropriate to the Support to Achieve programme
  • Liaise with the Dean Leaching, Learning & Student Experience) about any student disciplinary action

Essential Criteria

  • Teaching/training qualification (PGD in Education or PDCE)
  • Degree or relevant professional qualification
  • Evidence of ongoing professional updating and development
  • Experience of working as a tutor
  • Experience of providing inclusive learning including differentiation within the classroom
  • Facilitating learning in large and small groups and for individuals
  • Experience of regular curriculum development
  • Experience of working in the commercial and/or industrial sector
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to inspire students and colleagues
  • Capacity for analysis of complex issues and problem solving.
  • Excellent presentation skills and preparing effective learning materials.
  • Ability to operate as an ambassador for the Institute
  • An understanding of the learning environment in Further Education and the dynamic and complex nature of the curriculum.
  • An understanding of the essential role of facilitating learning to help students achieve
  • Knowledge of guidance and support and individual assessment of needs, including individual action plans
  • Knowledge and evidence of curriculum and professional development
  • Commitment to high professional and personal standards of work and of conduct.

Job Title: Dean: Teaching, Learning & Student Experience

Location: UGEP, Cross River State, Nigeria

Job Descriptions

  • Reporting to the Rector, you will lead the academic work of the Institute in line with the vision and mission, bringing excellence, passion and commitment to the role.
  • You will lead the way by promoting high staff motivation and morale to create excellence in teaching and learning, student support and experience will be of paramount importance.
  • With other Institute Leadership Team members, the post holder is also responsible for ensuring that the Institute is managed to the highest degree of effectiveness and efficiency for the benefit of its students and other stakeholders, Team working and communications within an overall approach that values people will be of key importance.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To lead the academic work of the Institute, to promote high staff motivation and morale and to be responsible for creating a distinctive curriculum in line with the Institutes mission, vision, strategic priorities and objectives
  • To oversee the management of the student experience across the Institute in order to ensure student success
  • To lead and manage a team of academic and support staff
  • To have accountability for the overall performance of the curriculum areas including curriculum development, teaching and learning, student experience and quality improvement
  • To lead rim quality and standards across the Institute and to oversee risk management and self-assessment processes
  • Manage budgets efficiently
  • Create an ethos of continuous improvement in a culture where the student is at the heart of everything that is done
  • Responsible for the quality control and evaluation of learning programmes and for the co-ordination, development, day to day organization and delivery of the activity of the curriculum areas.
  • To work collaboratively with and to support other members of the Institute Leadership Team
  • As a member of the Highbury Global Leadership Team, work in collaboration with colleagues to ensure that Highbury fulfils the terms of its contract to manage the Institute,

Curriculum Development:

  • To further develop the Institute’s curriculum portfolio (including full cost and publicly funded Provision and to produce curriculum plans
  • Creating a positive, vibrant, student-centred ethos
  • Managing the delivery, co-ordination and development of the curriculum areas
  • Ensuring that an effective system operates to provide cover during periods of staff absence
  • Co-ordination of the course timetables, full-time staff, and part-time staff timetables for the curriculum areas
  • Achieve key targets in terms of recruitment, retention, achievement and quality

Essential Criteria

  • An appropriate academic or professional qualification at degree or higher degree level
  • Teaching qualification including QTLS or equivalent
  • Evidence of on-going professional updating and development in relevant areas
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary management team setting at a senior level in F/HE
  • Experience of developing and delivering strategic curriculum initiatives
  • Effective leadership, management and support of staff including the implementation of performance review, discipline and grievance procedures
  • Experience of external liaison at a senior level with student representative groups and bodies, clients, stakeholders, external quality assessors, public and private sector partners and other relevant bodies
  • A demonstrable understanding of the programme area curriculum, developments in curriculum design, qualifications framework and curricular requirements.
  • Well-developed leadership and managerial skills, able to enthuse and motivate others to achieve organisational goals
  • A good understanding of funding systems, curriculum structures and the Institute’s planning frameworks
  • Successful generation of income and contribution through meeting industrial and commercial needs
  • Understanding of safeguarding in the context of education
  • An entrepreneurial mindset
  • A commitment to equality of opportunity and widening access to education for all
  • Ability to travel independently for business purposes as required

Job Title: Male Security Guard

Location: UGEP, Cross River State, Nigeria

Job Descriptions

  • The Security Guard is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff, students and visitors by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel

Main Duties

  • To secure premises and personnel by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings, equipment and access points, permitting entry.
  • To prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators of policy and procedures, restraining trespassers.
  • To maintain crime record of incidents of theft, damage etc. to ITM property and that of staff, students and visitors.
  • To maintain a safe environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls.
  • To be familiar with all aspects of the ITM’s emergency procedures.
  • To answer alarms and investigate disturbances.
  • To write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons or unusual occurrences.
  • To maintain the ITM’s stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements.
  • To contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Essential Criteria

  • Good standard of education including GCSE in Maths/English (Grades A* to C) or equivalent.
  • Evidence of commitment to self-development.
  • Experience of working within a similar role.
  • Experience of working within a team.
  • Ability to work independently with the minimum of supervision.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
  • Knowledge of Fire and security systems.
  • Good administrative skills.
  • Understanding of safeguarding in the context of education.
  • Ability to effectively plan and priorities workload.
  • Professional approach to work and appearance.

Start Date  ASAP
 
Application Deadline  4th January, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: [email protected] or [email protected] with the following:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A letter of application of no more than 2 pages (2,000 words) explaining how your experience matches the essential and desirable criteria.
  • The names, addresses (including email), and phone numbers of two professional referees, one of whom must be your current line manager. Referees will only be contacted if successful at interview but prior to appointment.
  • Interviews will then be held in mid-late January either by Skype or face-to-face at ITM, Ugep, Cross River State.
  •  Phone interviews will not be acceptable
  • The Institute reserves the right to modify the deadline date.

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