Organisational Structure

Overview

Our organisation structure comprises five Divisions and incorporates a hierarchy of accountabilitythrough to our Board of Directors and its committees.

Our committee structure has been designed to ensure the effective management of academic standards.

Effective operational and strategic management and leadership throughout each of our five Divisions is ensured through our Senior Management and Leadership Team (SMLT) which meets every month to ensure.  Working alongside the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee, the SMLT contributes to the effective setting and maintaining of academic standards and the assuring and enhancing of academic quality.

Terms of Reference

Within the scope of our responsibilities, the Academic Committee is authorised to hold the SMLT to account.

Subject to the prerogatives of our academic partners, and the responsibilities of our Board of Directors and Academic Committee, the SMLT is responsible for:

  • Ensuring effective operational and strategic management and leadership throughout each of our five Divisions
  • Ensuring that when exercising its decision-making powers, it does so in full accord with the Expectations of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK Quality Code for Higher Education
  • Referring matters to the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC) if the SMLT determines that consultation and engagement with the QAEC is required prior to exercising its decision-making powers
  • Referring matters to the Student Staff Consultative Forum (SSCF) if the SMLT determines that college-wide student consultation and engagement is required prior to exercising its decision-making powers
  • Recommending to the Academic Committee the approval and amendment thereto of the Annual Planning Cycle
  • Ensuring effective management and leadership of the Annual Planning Cycle, to include:
    • the recommendation for approval and/or amendment thereto of:
      • Corporate Plan (subject to a recommendation for approval by the Academic Committee and approval by the Board of Directors, at a joint meeting of the Board of Directors and the Academic Committee)
      • Academic Strategic Plan (subject to the Academic Committee’s final approval)
      • Annual Academic Business and Improvement Plan (subject to the Academic Committee’s final approval)
    • the approval and/or amendment thereto of:
      • Annual Internal and External Intelligence Report
      • Strategic Plans for all Divisions and Departments other than Academic
      • Annual Business and Improvement Plans for all Divisions and Departments other than Academic
        • monitoring the implementation of Annual Divisional and Departmental Business and Improvement Plans
        • receiving Overview Annual Course Evaluation Report for information
        • receiving Overview Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Report for information
  • Reviewing resource requirements across each Division, to include our IT infrastructure
  • Approving and/or amending non-academic regulatory, policy and procedural documents and amendments thereto.  Such documents, some of which are incorporated within the Quality and Enhancement Manual, include:
    • Information Control Procedures
    • Prevent Policy and Procedures
    • Staff Recruitment and Development Policy (including Annual Staff Appraisal and Development Scheme)
    • Human Resource policies and procedures
    • Student Records Management Policy
    • Terms and Conditions and associated policies and procedures
  • Receiving the minutes of the following for consideration and action:
    • Board of Directors
    • Academic Committee (AC)
    • Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC)
    • Course Committees (CCs)
    • Student Staff Consultative Forum (SSCF)
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team (EDIT)
    • Institutional Focus Group (IFG)
  • Receiving issues raised within informal student representative drop-in sessions which require immediate consideration and action
  • Receiving reports from the Director of the Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success with regards to student representative drop-in sessions for effectiveness monitoring purposes
  • Receiving audit reports from the Head of Communications for compliance monitoring purposes
  • Receiving reports from the Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team (EDIT) for compliance monitoring purposes
  • Recommending approval of the EDIT Annual Report to the Board of Directors
  • Receiving risk assessments and reports as provided for in the Prevent Policy and Procedures for consideration and action
  • Recommending approval of the Prevent Duty Annual Report to the Board of Directors
  • Monitoring compliance with external agency requirements, for example HESA
  • Reviewing the Corporate Risk Register and referring any recommendations for change to the Board of Directors
  • Receiving reports from the LSBM Appointed Trustees of the Student Guild for effectiveness monitoring purposes
  • Considering such other matters as the Board of Directors, Academic Committee (AC), Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC), Course Committees (CCs), Student Staff Consultative Forum (SSCF), Senior Academic Leadership Team (SALT), Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team (EDIT) or the Prevent Lead may refer to the Senior Management and Leadership Team
  • Advising the Board of Directors if there is a material adverse change to the Managing Director’s delegated authority, or if there is any serious incident which could have a serious impact on the interests of the company, to enable the Board to ensure the company’s designated accountable officer informs the UK’s Department for Education or other UK government department or agency
  • Considering and approving an Annual Report for presentation to the Board of Directors that shall include, inter alia, a statement of compliance with the Ethics Policy Framework

The SMLT may refer action points to:

  • Board of Directors
  • Academic Committee (AC)
  • Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC)
  • Student Staff Consultative Forum (SSCF)
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team (EDIT)

The minutes of the SMLT will be received by the following:

  • Board of Directors [for consideration and action]
  • Academic Committee (AC) [for consideration and action]
  • Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC) [for consideration and action]

 

Membership:

  • Managing Director and Academic Principal (Chair)
  • Quality Executive (Secretary)
  • Deputy Academic Principal
  • Director of the Centre for Research and Enterprise
  • Academic Registrar
  • Head of Quality
  • Director of the Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS)
  • Head of Student Recruitment and Marketing
  • Finance Director
  • IT Manager
  • Corporate Services Manager
  • HR Manager

 

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