Curriculum Area Manager – Computing & Digital

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£40,554 per annum
02 Jul 2018
23 Jul 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An Outstanding Opportunity for a Curriculum Area Manager- Computing and Digital.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a curriculum leader to join our newly formed Business and Computing Faculty and work for an Ofsted “good” rated College whose 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. We need as candidate who will develop a very forward thinking curriculum that will equip us to deliver T-levels and link into our highs level skills strategy.

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

With a strong track record in curriculum leadership and quality improvement, the successful candidates 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 an outstanding leader to support the Assistant Principal - Adults and Higher Education and our Head of Faculty – Computing and Digital in driving forward the objectives for this 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.

Previous candidates will not be considered.

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.