Lead for Initial Teacher Training

Job Category
Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Vacancy Type
Employment Type
Full time
Salary From
Salary To
Faculty/Prof Service
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
Closing Date
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About ARU:

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities.  Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.



About the Role:

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In Education these include the PGCert, MA Education, MBA, PGCE, as well as doctoral level studies. Our undergraduate provision includes Working with Children, Families and Communities, Early Childhood Studies, Montessori and Primary Education Studies, as well as our new BEd Primary Education with QTS (subject to validation). Our dynamic approach ensures that our students receive a high quality, research-informed, educational experience.


We have internationally excellent research in education, and have a number of world-leading social care and healthcare researchers in our faculty. We’re seeking an experienced, ambitious leader, who will be responsible for the operational leadership of Initial Teacher Training (ITT). In this role, you’ll work on our Chelmsford campus to provide leadership related to mentoring, placements and partnerships, with responsibility for the design, development and implementation of an innovative curriculum. You’ll support the Director of ITT by working closely with the Leads for ITT at our other sites; Cambridge and at ARUP. Importantly, you’ll be joining a team of motivated, dynamic, inclusive individuals who are aspirational for our students and wider communities, passionate about high quality teaching and research and committed to empowering professionals, supporting life-long learning and employability, and striving for a socially just and inclusive society.


With a Qualified Teacher Status or EYITT and Masters degree, you will have proven experience in higher education and significant professional leadership experience in statutory education settings (school or equivalent).


Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Kay Aaronricks, Head of School for Education & Social Care, at kay.aaronricks@aru.ac.uk.


Find out more about working with us.


We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.


We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Flexible WorkingECC Family Friendly


Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 


Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.