Head of English

Wakefield College is an exciting place to be right now as we create a dedicated English team with the aim of deliver a learning experience which is high quality and relevant to their working lives.  The team is to be staffed by a team of professionals who will go the extra mile to make sure that learning is accessible, enjoyable and tailored to individual needs. In effect, they will be educators who are in a ‘league of their own’.

Creating this calibre is where you fit in.

Heading up the English department and being a key voice in the senior management team, you will be responsible for leading a culture of high expectations and positive engagement among both staff and students and for driving forward our agenda for English.

But it’s not just about leading on the strategic vision for the department. You’ll be involved in all aspects of its function, from ensuring high-quality teaching right through to staff and budget management. So we’re looking for education leaders with a successful track record of realising and exceeding departmental objectives, especially in respect of student outcomes.

If you believe our plans could benefit from your educational experience and leadership ability, then Wakefield College and the area has a lot to offer.  City regeneration over the last five years has meant that it’s a hotbed for culture, a shopper’s delight and can cater for any foodie with a taste for quality. But perhaps, more importantly, the city commands a position in the centre of the country, making it easy to reach by car, bus or train. So whether you want to commute or relocate to Wakefield, the transport links are there to make things easy.

See what we have to offer and come and join us. You won’t be disappointed. 

Transforming lives through learning …
… by enabling young people, adults and employers to fulfil their potential.

Wakefield College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. 

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.