Director of Curriculum – South Sefton Campus

With an annual turnover of £20 million, Hugh Baird College is a large, dynamic Further Education College, in Merseyside, delivering 300 courses to more than 7000 students from entry level to full degrees.  The College is a friendly, diverse and vibrant place to work where our students and their success is at the heart of everything we do. 

The college is growing and changing with the opportunities and challenges of the Further Education sector and has innovative and forward-looking staff with an impressive team ethos that ensures student success is paramount.  As Director of Curriculum you will have overall responsibility for the provision within the 6th Form Campus, including: A-Levels, AS Levels, BTECS and GCSE English and Maths.  You will be accountable for the development, growth and operational management of the area to ensure that the curriculum not only meets the needs of employers and addresses local, regional and national skill needs but that students achieve at a high level and meet target grades within an increasingly financially sustainable business model.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, you will ensure close liaison and co-operation with other Directors, Assistant Principals and the Principalship Team to deliver the College’s strategic plan and key objectives, particularly in relation to A-Level. 

We are seeking to appoint an individual with a track record of successful management and delivery within Secondary or Further Education and successful experience in meeting audit/inspection requirements and responding effectively to recommendations.  You will also be able to demonstrate success in meeting high activity targets within budget, through effective financial control.

Educated to degree level together with a Certificate in Education you will also be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the challenges presently facing the educational sector, particularly in relation to A Level/Level 3 BTEC provision and a thorough knowledge of quality assurance processes and procedures within A level provision.  The ability to lead, manage and motivate staff to achieve the highest level of quality and performance is essential

To arrange an informal discussion regarding this role please contact the Human Resources team on 0151 353 4449.