Curriculum Area Manager – Engineering

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£40,554 per annum
02 Jul 2018
16 Jul 2018
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Outstanding Opportunities for Curriculum Area Managers in Engineering.

These is a fantastic opportunity for curriculum leaders to join our newly formed Engineering Faculty and join an Ofsted “good” rated College. Our journey to outstanding is well on its way and you can be part of this exciting journey.

Kirklees College is a great place to work where we endeavour to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Equality, Respect, Care, Efficiency and Innovation in all that we do. As one team we live by our Mission of Creating Opportunity, Changing Lives.

Our achievement rate for full-time 16-18 courses is above the national average. We have the highest achievement rate in West Yorkshire (and are 10th in England) for Apprenticeships 16-18.  In 2015/16 our pass rate was 94%.

Situated in the heart of Yorkshire, Kirklees College is a large and vibrant, multi-site college with major centres in Huddersfield and Dewsbury, offering a broad and comprehensive curriculum. We have specialist vocational centres including Batley School of Art, Engineering Centre, Process Manufacturing Centre, Taylor Hill Centre for animal care, countryside conservation and equine and Brunel Construction Centre (Huddersfield).  A new centre will be opening in September 2018 in the heart of Dewsbury town centre for full time students aged 16-19 including foundation learning, construction and motor vehicle.

This newly created role is therefore critical in managing the curriculum and ensuring we become an outstanding provider.

A major organisational change programme has resulted in a new curriculum management structure and we are now seeking to appoint a strong, innovative leader to champion high quality teaching, learning and assessment and deliver outstanding results within the Engineering faculty.

With a strong track record in curriculum leadership and quality improvement, the successful candidate will have the ability to develop and implement effective operational strategies, motivate high performing teams within a broad faculty and leverage new opportunities. 

We are looking for outstanding leaders to support the Assistant Principal-  Quality and Apprenticeship Provision and our Head of Engineering Faculty in driving forward the objectives for the newly formed Faculty area. You will have track record of effective resource management to ensure that maximum levels of efficiency are achieved. You will also ensure that curriculum and facilities evolve to keep pace with changing trends and technology and ensure the staff and skills reflect the needs of the curriculum and the employer skill requirements. You will liaise with relevant stakeholders including employers, schools and universities to establish priorities for delivery across the curriculum that best meet their long-term needs and those of the region.

Selection Centre for Curriculum Area Managers to take place on 1st or the 2nd of August 2018.

Our Quality, Performance & Standards team is currently under-represented by males and under-represented in all BME categories.  We therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates within these groups.