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Programme leaders


Roles and responsibilities of the programme leader

Each programme within Future Focus will have a programme leader. Programme leaders are ultimately responsible for academic leadership, management and assessment, for the programme they have been designated to lead on.

Working closely with the relative module leaders and the senior academic head of the institution leaders are responsible for delivering the programme using appropriate teaching and learning and assessment methods, effecting any necessary modifications, communicating information to students. They ensure the effective planning, management and review of the programme, adhering to specified monitoring and evaluation procedures. Programme leaders are also responsible for taking forward any new programme proposals following due process and in accordance with institution strategy.

In doing so, programme leaders should respond to feedback from students, external examiners and industry. They are required to ensure student representatives are allocated to the programme board, and that all students have access to a tutor. Programme leaders should therefore have good communication with colleagues across the institution and collaborative partners such as the awarding bodies and with external bodies and national organisations.

All lecturers/ assessors within the programme will answer to the programme leader. The programme leader will report to the Academic Head of the Institution.

To apply please send a motivation letter or e.mail and a detailed cv. Applicants should be senior academics with appropriate qualifications and work experience to level the programmes under their responsibility.

The list of programmes is available on the Future Focus website:

Date of issue: 3 April 2019