Curriculum Manager in Health Sciences, Care and Public Services

St Helens College is one of the largest Further Education Colleges in the North West of England with over 7,000 students and a turnover of £24m. We pride ourselves on helping our students realise their full potential and our state of the art town centre campus provides an exceptional learning environment. Following a very successful OFSTED inspection in February 2014, there has never been a more exciting time to join the College and lead on our journey to outstanding.

We are seeking to appoint a self motivated individual to the role of Curriculum Manager in Health, Sports and Public Services. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new department whose diverse curriculum boasts continued student success and achievement.

This role will involve working with the Head of Department in driving the curriculum forward in the journey to outstanding, with a particular focus on curriculum review and development.  The successful candidate will also be involved in maintaining productive links with partner HELs, Employers and developing the curriculum offer. 

The role will also involve liaising with Marketing to develop current and innovative promotional materials; liaising with the BDU in the development and promotion of full cost provision and Apprenticeships; and involvement in learning walks and sharing of good practice across the department. 

The department includes a significant number of FE students, including 16-18s, and the role will include management responsibilities which will include Ofsted preparation, and maintaining and developing employer links.

The post-holder will normally be expected to teach 15 hours per week.  The role will also involve line management and performance management of staff.        

The successful candidate must:

  • Have had experience of teaching and motivating HE and FE students
  • Hold a relevant degree; a higher degree is desirable
  • Have a Cert Ed qualification or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Be well organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to synthesise information, make decisions, take responsibility for the completion of projects
  • Be acutely aware of the funding streams; changing landscape of FE and need for innovation
  • Have the ability to challenge, support and develop both HE and FE staff and curriculum

The benefits package includes generous annual leave, membership of final salary or career average pension scheme, professional development and training, free on-site car parking, free gym facilities and other voluntary benefit schemes, including childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

St Helens College is committed to Equality and Diversity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment.This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.