Head of Education - Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe
Competitive salary + flexible benefits
10 Jan 2022
25 Jan 2022
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant, Manager

ACCA is committed to a workplace culture which is inclusive, diverse, human and connected. ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We're the world's most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. Since we were founded in 1904, we have expanded to over 1500 staff in 50+ countries, meaning we’re a truly global organisation.  Our people enjoy a working environment that is dynamic, human, and connected, and have a strong focus on creating value for our students and members.

We’re currently looking for a Head of Education Eastern Portfolio on a fixed term basis (24 Months).  This position sits within the Education Emerging Markets Team who are based in Warsaw. Regular domestic and international travel will be required.

The job

Reporting to the Head of Education, Eurasia & New Markets, with a dotted line report to the Interim Director, Eurasia & New Market. The Head of Education Eastern Portfolio supports the growth ambition needs in relation to effective and efficient student recruitment as well as their conversion and retention in Eastern Portfolio which comprises of 3 clusters, Poland and RMMs, Czech Republic and RMMs and Romania and RMMs. In consultation with the Head of Education Eurasia & New Markets, the Head of Education will be responsible for devising strategies, plans and their implementation. Such strategies will include working with the broad range of ACCA education providers including universities and colleges, overseeing and leading activities to increase the quality of tuition provision and to improve student performance in exams, supporting student to member conversion initiatives and leading on high level relationships management with strategically important, regional education providers. The Head of Education also ensures that ACCA becomes a recognised part of the respective national education and qualification frameworks.

The person

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Strong academic background, including good class of a relevant degree and a professional accountancy qualification, or equivalent,
  • Demonstrable, proven management skills to manage a team of professionally qualified people through a period of rapid change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and external contacts including those working at partner level in accounting practice or professors in academia.
  • The ability to deal effectively with large volumes of work to strict deadlines by having a well organised, logical and methodical approach.
  • Experience of working in an educational environment essential in order to have a clear understanding of the purpose of the qualification.

The perks

  • Core benefits including private healthcare, pension, life assurance, employee assistance programme and Nudge (a financial wellbeing tool)
  • Customisable benefits including health assessments, healthcare cash plan, dental cover, gadget insurance and much, much more
  • Flexible working times to support work/life balance.  In addition, though we may not always be able to accommodate, we'll always consider all requests for flexible working arrangements

Equality, diversity and inclusion statement

At ACCA we recognise the value inherent to a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment.  In line with our values, we're committed to removing artificial barriers, creating connections and embracing diversity.  We're passionate about eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, ensuring no employee or applicant is treated less favourably than another.  We want to create opportunity for all so that everyone working for ACCA feels supported at work and can be themselves.

Our benefits

We strive to create an environment where you can prioritise your wellbeing and so have designed our benefits to give you the power to do so. Our core benefits include medical cover, life assurance and long term disability cover. We provide an employee assistance programme and are proud to offer a financial wellbeing tool called Nudge, to our employees.

We are committed to equal opportunities across our recruitment activities and have a real commitment to ensuring the inclusion and well-being of all employees. We have a blended approach to working to support our employees to balance the needs of their job with other aspects of their life.

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