Pearson Programme Convener: Faculty of Humanities in Claremont, South Africa

Programme Convener: Faculty of Humanities


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The Programme Convener is responsible for the quality and success of all academic activities and services related to the Bachelor of Arts programmes on campus.


Due to the nature and size of the organisation it is not possible to provide a complete and comprehensive list of responsibilities. Responsibilities may change from time to time in consultation with the Head of Programme.

Academic guidance

Provide academic leadership and ensure the quality and success of modules provided to the faculty’s clients including, amongst others, students, parents and the community.

Manage, monitor, develop and evaluate the programmes and modules within the Faculty (or across Faculties, depending on campus size and context)

Active participation in teaching and supervision (maximum of 14 - 16 lecture periods a week).

Liaison with academic colleagues and relevant expertise in the field and industry to ensure ongoing quality service delivery of the modules.

Coordinate Communities of Practice (CoP) for the respective subject areas on Campus.

Academic monitoring

Academic monitoring of the modules, including but not limited to attendance, lecturer evaluations and module evaluations.

Control and quality assurance of all academic activities relating to the modules including curriculum development, teaching, assessment and research.

Participation, where appropriate, in student registration and administration process including the approval of credits, including recognition of prior learning, condonations and exemptions relating to the modules.

Assistance with the maintenance of student records in co-operation with the Academic Admin Manager / Academic Admin Coordinator and academic administration staff where relevant.

Participation, where relevant, in campus academic meetings.

Participation, where relevant, in management meetings.

General management

Overall management of the campus modules, the resources and operations.

Chair campus faculty meetings

Coordinate open days and events in conjunction with Business Development

Booking of training and excursions

Arranging internships and placements

Coordination of human resources and professional development in the relevant programmes and modules in consultation with the Academic Manager / Academic Coordinator.

Implementation of appropriate orientation procedures for staff.

Maintaining policies and procedures.

Assessment and motivation of lecturers.

Staff and student communication.

Staff and student grievance and discipline.


Any other responsibilities as reasonably delegated by the Academic Manager / Academic Coordinator


Administrative skills



Problem solving

Attention to detail

Deadline orientation

Analytical ability (accuracy and detail orientation)

Time management

Functional/Technical job skills

Professional knowledge and skills

Excellent communication skills

Professional knowledge

Quality Assurance

Customer service

Team orientation

Computer Literacy

Fully computer literate with a working knowledge and skills in:

MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Windows applications

Google mail and hangout apps

Lecturing, teaching, presentation and facilitation skills

Personal Competencies

Planning, organising and project management skills

Interpersonal skills with exceptional negotiation and communication skills

Conflict management skills


Creative and innovative

Analytical ability (accuracy and detail orientation)

Motivation, patience and tolerance

Integrity and trust

Problem solving skills

Customer focus

Leadership skills

Strategic thinker


Self confidence



Relevant administrative, lecturing / practical experience in Higher Education

Necessary knowledge of Higher Education regulations, practices and processes

Relevant research experience


Master’s Degree in a relevant field with majors in English or Psychology

Primary Location: ZA-ZA-Claremont

Work Locations: ZA-Cape Town-11 Iman Haron Claremont GR10 Brookside Office Park Office, 11 Claremont 7708

Job: Learning Delivery

Organization: Growth

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 9, 2018

Job Unposting: Aug 16, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809772

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled