Director of Marjon Teacher Education Partnership

Contract Type
£51,034 - £59,135
Expiry Date
The prime role of the Director of an Academic School is to provide strong strategic academic leadership within a financially sustainable environment.

Job Description

Director of Marjon Teacher Education Partnership

1 FTE/ 35 Hours per week

Grade 9, £51,034 - £59,135

September 2021 start


Marjon is a small University with a strong sense of community, centered on student success. Marjon has been training teachers for over 180 years; we have a strong vision of excellence for our partnership. The Plymouth Marjon Teacher Education Partnership is a values-based collaborative partnership that ensures excellent outcomes for pupils, trainees and teachers.

We believe that each staff member contributes directly to the University’s growth and success, with our values at the heart of everything we do. Marjon continues to experience significant development, and we have an ambitious learning, research and engagement agenda. Staff are encouraged and supported to be innovative in their teaching, enabling students to thrive and build firm foundations in their chosen field.

The Marjon Teacher Education Partnership (Marjon TEP) is locally and nationally renowned for producing high quality teachers who are not only job ready but promotion ready; our Teacher Education graduates earn some of the highest wages in the South West and Wales as a result of being in demand as future leaders (DFE LEO Data 2018). All members of the Marjon TEP are readily responsible for the promotion and improvement of high-quality teaching and learning for trainees and pupils.

Plymouth Marjon University has been ranked No. 1 in England for teaching quality for the last 2 years (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2019 and 2020). We are looking for a Director of Teacher Education to maintain our focus on exceptional teaching, learning and assessment across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate routes into teaching. 

The Director of Teacher Education will be responsible for maintaining and building on this reputation. We are therefore looking for someone with vision, in-depth knowledge of the sector and extensive experience of leading Initial Teacher Education and managing partnerships.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record of strong strategic academic leadership, hold postgraduate qualifications and have significant professional standing. The successful applicant will possess detailed and in-depth knowledge of the sector including accountability frameworks, policy drivers and initiatives. They will have a strong reputation for working in partnership to deliver excellent outcomes for trainee teachers. The successful applicant will have exceptional management skills including workload allocation, workforce development and financial planning. In addition, they will have wide ranging experience of self-evaluation, improvement planning and monitoring for Initial Teacher Education programmes.

The University really is a great place to work; 94% of staff stating this in our most recent staff survey.  Our Total Reward Package includes competitive salaries, generous Pension Schemes and annual leave entitlement, as well as professional development opportunities and access to range of activities under the University ‘Balance’ scheme that focuses on the health and wellbeing scheme of our staff.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Gill Golder, Director of School:  or Professor Ian Luke, Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic)

We are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’. All candidates who declare a disability and demonstrate they meet the essential criteria will be included on the shortlist.


Closing date: Sunday 07 March 2021 at midnight

Interview date: Tuesday 23 March 2021 via Microsoft Teams


How to apply

To apply for this position, please complete the University’s online application form.

To access the form and for further details please visit the University’s job website:

Please note, we will only consider applications submitted direct to the University via the above website. We do not accept applications or CVs submitted via third parties