Programme Manager - Criminology


Reference number: JR234605

Location: Leeds with remote working opportunities

Working pattern: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Number of roles: 1

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum


We are looking for a Programme Manager to join our team. 

The Programme Manager will use their own subject knowledge to develop, monitor and maintain the curriculum content of programmes within the Department. They will take responsibility for associate tutor resourcing including the training and development of new tutors and peer review process.


This is an excellent opportunity for an academic Criminology expert, who is looking to expand their skills and build their career with an industry leader. 


A detailed job description can be viewed here.  If the link does not work for you, please copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:


What you’ll bring to the role 

  • A Masters level qualification in Criminology or a relevant subject.

  • Experience of teaching or programme development in the Higher Education sector.

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • The ability to prioritise and co-ordinate own workload and work to set deadlines.

  • Willingness to take on additional projects as and when required.


What we do 


Kaplan Open Learning is one of the world’s largest and most experienced providers of online degree education. We currently work with two UK partner Universities to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Our students complete their studies through online learning using our interactive virtual classroom with rich multi-media resources which provide a gateway to a learning community supported by a dedicated academic and professional services team.  


Our mission is to continue to transform students’ lives and careers by delivering and expanding our suite of innovative, industry led and career enhancing higher education programmes. 


What we offer 


As well as a competitive salary, hybrid/home working where possible, and paths for career progression, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 


  • 28 days annual leave* 

  • Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family

  • 24/7 confidential helpline providing counselling and other support services 

  • Company pension contributions 

  • Maternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Paternity/Partner pay which is well above statutory levels 

  • Medicash Health Cash Plan 


*Please note that the annual leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro rata basis if the role is part time. 



How to apply 

To apply for this role please submit a CV along with a Cover Letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role no later than 14th April 2024. Note, we recommend that you apply at the earliest as we reserve the right to close the role before the closing date if we have gathered a suitable shortlist.  

Additional Application Information 


As part of our commitment to safeguarding, depending on the nature of the role, successful candidates may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  

A sponsorship licence is a legal requirement for employers seeking to hire individuals from outside the UK or those who require a work visa to work in the country. Unfortunately, Kaplan Open Learning do not possess this licence at this time.


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Disability Confident Scheme and Reasonable Adjustments 

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.  

Following the submission of an application, applicants will receive details of how to request their application be considered under our Disability Confident Scheme.  Applicants will also be given information on how to request reasonable adjustments if selected for interview. 

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