Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest in St Mary’s University College.
I have pleasure in enclosing information about St Mary’s and the post, which I hope you will find helpful. I am sure you will appreciate that due to the level of response we are used to receiving to our job advertisements we are unable to acknowledge receipt of each application. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date please assume that, on this occasion, you have not been selected for interview. Please forward your completed application to us at the address below. You will find “Notes for Applicants” overleaf. Yours faithfully,
Rachel Libby – Chiaa (Mrs) Director of Human Resources
A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining employment with the University College. To ensure that this policy is being carried out. Presentation of your Application Applicants should submit. We look forward to receiving your application. gender re-assignment. The Equal Opportunities data will also be used to monitor the effectiveness of the policy. A Disclosure will only be requested if an applicant is offered a contract of employment. together with a completed application form and a CV. statutory reporting requirements and for health and safety reasons. sex. religion or belief. pregnancy and maternity. all applicants are asked to complete the Personal Information and Equal Opportunities Data form that the Human Resources Department will use. please refer to the job description and person specification. Further information about Criminal Records Disclosure / Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders is enclosed. The job description / person specification will indicate whether a position will require Disclosure. a covering letter or statement explaining their interest in. The University College cannot effectively operate without processing the information about you which you have provided as part of this application. A statement has therefore been included in the declaration at the end of the application form enabling you to give your consent.
. Criminal Records Disclosure Some positions involve access to young people or vulnerable adults. race. Data Protection Policy The University College collects information about staff and prospective staff for the purposes of administration. Unfortunately the University College is unable to process applications without a fully completed application form and covering letter or statement of intent.Notes for Applicants
Equal Opportunities Data St Mary’s University College is committed to its policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination because of age. and suitability for the post. marriage and civil partnership. We aim to ensure equality in recruitment. Under the 1998 Data Protection we need your consent to process it. disability. If you do not sign we may be unable to continue with your application. Please send your application to the Human Resources Department. employment and promotion. sexual orientation. The University College uses the Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for working in these positions.
was based on the great rose window of Old St Paul’s. which now amounts to about 35 acres. Inside. rented the cottage in 1717 and subsequently bought it. Horace Walpole. The University College at Strawberry Hill was officially opened in 1925. The ceiling of the Round Room. Lyons also wanted to expand. Some few of his contemporaries imitated his design and so this house and the idea it embodied take their place in the history of architecture as Strawberry Hill Gothic. Walpole based his decoration on extant or vanished buildings of the Middle Ages. he set about enlarging the house and adding to the land. which was printed on his own Strawberry Hill Press. for example. miniatures and coins. the headquarters of the caterers. a son of the politician Robert Walpole. but sought his inspiration in medieval styles. In 1899 the Catholic Hierarchy asked the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) to undertake the administration of the University College. while the chimney-piece in the same room was made to look like the tomb of Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey. Both names have a history of their own.St Mary’s University College is well known either. All of this he recorded in a book called “The Description”. When it was his. J Lyons & Company. and. The successful conclusion of negotiations on this happy juxtaposition enabled the University College to purchase Strawberry Hill and build living accommodation and classrooms for about 250 students. It was founded in 1850 by the Catholic Poor Schools Committee to meet the need for teachers to provide an education for the growing numbers of poor Catholic children. They had money and St Mary’s had land. Strawberry Hill was originally a small cottage in two or three acres of land by the River Thames. Succeeding years saw an ever-increasing demand for Catholic teachers and by the 1920s the University College at Brook Green was inadequate for its tasks. It started in Brook Green in Hammersmith in the charge of the Brothers of Christian Instruction with an intake of twelve young men.
. “as improved by Mr Robert Adam”. as St Mary’s or as Strawberry Hill. And so in all the rooms Walpole copied the past in their decoration and then filled them with his collections of paintings and china. Walpole did not follow the eighteenth century fashion of classical building. since then the University College buildings have been enlarged to meet the needs of 2000 students. St Mary’s has a long and distinguished history as a Catholic College for the education of teachers. at this time. At Brook Green the University College abutted on to Cadby Hall. simply.
These degrees marked a new phase in the life of the University College for now only a third of our work is devoted to teacher education and the title of the BEd degree has been changed to BA.
Following approval by the Privy Council. From 2010 students have been awarded St Mary’s University College degrees in place of degrees from the University of Surrey when they graduate. The first students for the then new London University BA. the University College changed its title in January 2007 to St Mary’s University College. In 1994 under the Charter of the University a protocol was signed entitling us St Mary’s University College: A College of the University of Surrey. BEd. but it continues to confer Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). courses leading to the University of London BA and BSc external degrees had been offered from 1920. Much effort is directed towards courses leading to BA and BSc two-subject degrees together with taught MA’s. The relationship with the University of Surrey has developed progressively. BH and BSc unit degrees entered in 1975. quality and variety of the courses offered. A policy decision was taken in 1979 whereby the University College changed its validation from the University of London to the University of Surrey. with effect from September 1983. St Mary’s has reflected these changes both in the way of life of the students and in the nature. research degrees and various diplomas: in the autumn of 1994 new single subject BA degrees were introduced. This was a result of being granted taught degree awarding powers in August 2006.
. In July 1986. our first graduates from the University of Surrey received their degrees in Guildford Cathedral. Twickenham. Our first students to gain qualifications under the University of Surrey received their diplomas in 1983 but. Women were first admitted in 1966. Whilst the University College was primarily concerned with teacher training up to 1975. In 1992 the University College was accorded “College of The University of Surrey” status and in the same year a lay Principal was appointed for the first time.The last fifty years have seen dramatic changes in the social life of the country and in the official provision of educational facilities for all able to take advantage of them up to university level. In 1967 it became possible to stay for a fourth year to convert the Teacher’s Certificate into a BEd degree. From September 1996 we have been accredited by the University for taught degree courses. The Senate and Council of the University of Surrey accorded us “Affiliated College Status” in 1990 and from that year all undergraduate students have been recruited through UCCA (now UCAS). all students have registered with the University of Surrey.
physical/mental disability or offending background.
. We select candidates for interview based on skills. sexual orientation. religion. supervising or being in sole charge of children or vulnerable adults. 2 Use of the disclosure information
The information received by the University College from any Disclosure will be confidential.Criminal Records Disclosure / Policy on recruitment of Ex-Offenders 1 Requirement for Disclosure
All staff employed in a position of trust that involves working with children or vulnerable adults who are or have been resident in the UK are required to undertake either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure with the Criminal Records Bureau. St Mary’s University College is committed to the fair treatment of its staff regardless of race. age. Please note that on guidance from the Criminal Records Bureau. This check is called a Disclosure and there are three levels of disclosure . the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The job description/person specification will indicate whether a Disclosure will be requested in the event of an applicant being offered a position. This is to ensure that that they have not been barred from or have criminal records that make them unsuitable for working with children or vulnerable adults. confidential cover. Standard Disclosures are primarily for positions that involve working with children or vulnerable adults. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references. Enhanced Disclosures are primarily for positions that involve regularly caring for. we cannot accept checks undertaken for another organisation/institution. We encourage all applicants applying for positions eligible for Disclosure to provide details of their criminal record at an early stage in the application process. We also ensure that they have received appropriate guidance and training in the relevant legislation relating to the employment of exoffenders. If you have declared a relevant conviction we request that information concerning the conviction is sent under separate. We ensure that all those who are involved in the recruitment process have been suitably trained to identify and assess the relevance and circumstances of offences. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar an applicant from working at St Mary’s University College.org. e. The University College abides by the Criminal Records Bureau Code of Practice which is available at http://www. qualifications and experience. We comply fully with the CRB Code of Practice and undertake to treat all applicants fairly and not to discriminate against an applicant on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. If successful at interview a disclosure application form will be sent with the offer of employment. to the Human Resources Manager: this information will only be seen by those who need to see it as part of the recruitment process.pdf or on request from the Human Resources Department. This information should be declared on your application form. Standard and Enhanced.uk/PDF/code_of_practice.Basic.crb.g. 3 Policy on the offer of employment to ex-offenders
St Mary’s University College uses the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions which involve access to young people or vulnerable adults. gender. training.
. whether the applicant has a pattern of offending behaviour or other relevant matters. Failure to reveal information about previous convictions could lead to the withdrawal of an offer of employment. We undertake to discuss any matter revealed in a Disclosure with the applicant. the length of time since the offence or other matter occurred. whether the applicant’s circumstances have changed since the offending behaviour or the other relevant matters. and the circumstances surrounding the offence and the explanation(s) offered.If an applicant declares a conviction this will be explored at interview or in a separate discussion. the seriousness of any offence or other matter revealed. Consideration will be given as to whether the conviction or other matter revealed is relevant to dealing with children or vulnerable adults.
research-enriched teaching in a strong community of mutual respect based on our Catholic ethos and identity.) Our Mission St Mary’s prepares its students for flourishing lives. in such manner as befits a Catholic foundation. teaching and services offered to local. and the provision of training and continuing professional development for teachers in both religious and secular schools. with special provision for those intending to teach in Catholic and other Christian schools”
(Memorandum and Articles of Association of St Mary’s University College.Legal Objects. by:the provision. p 442. Twickenham: approved by the Privy Council 2007) A Catholic foundation in higher education is understood as “an academic institution which in a rigorous and critical fashion assists in the advancement of human dignity and cultural heritage through research. development and conduct of a Catholic institution of higher education. Our Values • • • • • • • Generosity of spirit Friendliness Respect Fairness Reverence Excellence Professionalism
Approved by the Board of Governors November 2011
.” (Source: Ex Corde Ecclesiae 1990 para 12: quoted in The Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland The Canon Law: Letter and Spirit. successful careers and social commitment through excellent. Mission and Values Our Legal Objects “To advance education. national and international communities.
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Mr Terry Noys Interim Director of Finance
Mr Andrew Wright Director of Estates and Facilities
Mr Moeen Muzaffar Head of IT (Systems and Applications)
Ms Rachel Libby-Chiaa Director of Human Resources
Ms Kathryn Field Catering Services Manager
Ms Terry Docherty Health and Safety Officer
Prof Lesley Haig Director of Academic Affairs
Mr Andrew Reid-Smith Director of Sport St Mary’s
Dr Maureen Glackin Head of School of Education
Prof Lance Pettitt Head of School of Communication.St Mary’s University College. Health and Applied Science
Dr Greg Dance Academic Secretary
. Recruitment (UK) Ms Ruth Mellor Marketing Manager. Culture & Creative Arts and Acting Head of School of Theology. Philosophy and History
Mr Adrian Wilkins Head of School of Management & Social Sciences
Dr Steve Talbot Head of School of Sport. Twickenham Management Structure
(as at December 2012)
Professor Philip Esler Principal
Prof Janine Griffiths-Baker Deputy Principal (Academic Affairs) The 5 Academic Schools Teaching and Learning Research Enterprise and Development Alumni Relations and Development Mr David Leen Vice-Principal (Resources) Finance Human Resources Estate Campus Development and Services Long Term Sustainability Risk Management Health and Safety IT (Systems and Applications) Fr Gerry Devlin Chaplain Ms Yoli Channon Planning Officer Dr Claire Taylor Vice-Principal (Students and External Relations) Registry Student Services Marketing Information Services Academic Quality International Development
Mr Martin Scarrott Director of Information Services
Ms Tam Milner Registrar
Mr Kevin Germaine Director of Student Services
Ms Mariann Baker Head of International Office
Ms Teresa Kelly Marketing Manager.