Course Co-ordinator for Business Management

Particulars of Appointment

London Churchill College

Whitechapel, E1

Job Title: Course Co-ordinator for Business Management Ref: BM 01 (10/12/2014)

Reporting to: The Principal

Key role: To lead the management, organisation, teaching and assessment of Business Management Courses at London Churchill College.

About The College

London Churchill College is an independent college, accredited by a leading UK university, delivering Higher Education qualifications and work-based-learning Courses. The College is also highly committed to widening participation and supporting under-privileged students in its communities through, inter-alia, our employer engagement programme and work-based-learning courses.

Business Management Course

London Churchill College has a well-established programme of business management awards established in 2009. We have a substantial number of enrolled students on the Business Management courses.

Continuing Professional Development

London Churchill College is expanding in the field of continuing professional development. The College is seeking to ensure that all departments appreciate the possibilities for CPD activities and the importance and benefits of such work for the economic and social well-being of the UK and the region, as well as for the College’s own research, teaching and reputation.

Main purpose of post

The post-holder will be responsible to the Principal and will undertake Course management, teaching, administration and other activities supporting the work of the Business Management department and developing and enhancing its reputation, both internal and external to the College.

Main duties and responsibilities

The post-holder will have responsibility for the organisation and some teaching on the Foundation Degree of Arts in Business Management at London Churchill College.

  • The FdA in Business Management is a two-year full time Course for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills in business across a variety of sectors;
  • The post-holder will be expected to make a contribution to other aspects of the teaching and learning programme and to the work of the management team.

Course Management

  • Design, and be responsible for, the content of specific areas of teaching and learning within the Business Management department including Module Handbooks;
  • Contributing to the recruitment of tutors to the Course;
  • Appraise teaching staff;
  • Responsible for the quality of the course(s) including the setting and moderation of assessments;
  • Chair Course Committees;
  • Support students with their work based placements;
    • Write the Course Monitoring Reports;
    • Liaise with Course Coordinators at the University and External Examiners where appropriate.

Teaching and Learning

  • Give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations and to oversee work-based-learning;
  • Supervise student dissertations and other project work;
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within Higher Education;
  • Undertake all academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation, and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching;
  • Provide tutorial support to groups of students;
  • Support and comply with the College and departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as may be required by the College;
  • Engage in continuous professional development, for example through participation in relevant staff development courses.

Administration and Other Activities

  • Attend departmental meetings; other committees as required and staff meetings;
  • Comply with the quality assurance and enhancement framework of the college;
  • Comply with all college policies and procedures;
  • Participate in relevant authorised professional activities;
  • Co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum and in the design and launch of new degrees or other academic awards where appropriate.

Scope of Post

The duties of academic related staff are flexibly organised and the Course Co-ordinator will undertake administration and teaching and such other duties as assigned by the Principal. The successful candidate must be willing to absorb rapidly any new areas of expertise needed for the effective performance of their duties. The Course Co-ordinator will need to have a high degree of digital literacy, being familiar with using Virtual Learning Environment software systems and possess proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the post.

Person Specification

The successful candidates will have:


  • An Honours degree or equivalent in a business management subject;
  • A Masters level qualification in a business related subject;
  • Experience in managing academic courses;
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience, preferably in a higher education sector;
  • Links with industry;
  • Good effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to write suitable module handbooks, module assessments and  to undertake assessment grading;
    • High degree of digital literacy, being familiar with using Virtual Learning Environment software systems and possess proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
    • Ability to analyse data;
    • Ability to appraise tutor performance;
    • Experience with Level 4, 5 and 6 work-based-learning outcomes, preferably in the Business sector.


  • PhD qualification in a relevant field;
  • Professional qualification in business or similar field;
  • Experience of managing tutors;
  • Ability to chair internal meetings/committees/boards effectively;
  • Experience of quality assurance issues in a QAA reviewed institution;
  • External examiner experience;
  • Experience of recruiting tutors;
  • Experience of research.

Specific Terms and Conditions

The appointment is subject to London Churchill College terms and conditions of employment.  An academic related member of staff will be required to serve a probationary period of up to six months.

Salary:  £45 000 to £55 000 dependent upon experience.

The grade and initial salary will depend upon qualifications and experience of the candidate.


Applications should be made by covering letter and curriculum vitae (CV) in the first instance  not later than 10 December 2014 quoting the reference number clearly.

NB: Please ensure your CV is accompanied by a ‘letter of application’ that fully addresses the ‘Essential’ criteria from the Person Specification. CV’s cannot be accepted without an accompanying letter of application.