Programme Leader - Digital Technologies

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, a Silver “TEF” assessment for our higher education provision, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer. 

But we want to deliver much more than this. Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it. We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities and new technology. 

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet. That’s true, by the way – ask almost anyone who has been here. Or come and see for yourself. 

If you want to be outstanding, and want to help us achieve the same thing, then please apply.

We are looking for:

  • Programme Leader -  Digital Technologies
  • Salary £36,600 - £37,698. In addition, a golden hello of up to £5,000 with 50% on starting and 50% on successful completion of your probation period.

This is a very important role. 

Alun Francis, our Principal, says, “This is a very important appointment, Digital and Creative is central to our plans for the future, and we are looking for high calibre candidates. We want people who love their subject area, are committed to keeping up to date, but also want the professional challenge of developing outstanding pedagogical practice. We are investing in the facilities, employer relationships and the skills and knowledge of our staff. We are looking for people who will respond to this, love their learners and enjoy the challenges and benefits of working at Oldham College”.

Joanne Manship, Head of Faculty for Digital and Creative, says “We are keen to encourage tutors who have demonstrated a track record of excellent achievement, teaching and learning for their student groups and wish to take the next step in their career but also we are equally pleased to receive applications from experienced managers who wish to join our team at Oldham”.

The Digital and Creative Faculty seeks a Digital Technologies Programme Leader to support our journey to become an outstanding place to learn the technical and professionals skills required for entry into the Digital Technologies industry or to progress to University. You will be a key member of the management team in the Faculty while also delivering to and motivating our Computing learners and staff team to achieve their potential. You will aim to support and lead our teaching team to deliver excellent standards in their blended learning delivery models. As a leader of our digital curriculum we are seeking a dual practitioner who has experience as a tutor but also has excellent industry knowledge to lead the developing curriculum and grow this area.

Oldham College is a medium sized general further education college, with a turnover of almost £25m. It has one main campus in the centre of town, and this in the third phases of a £40m redevelopment which began in 2012.  The Digital area sits in a purpose built £9million building with a CISCO Lab and academy. Higher education is taught on a second, dedicated campus, a short walk away.   The College delivers a full range of work related education and training, including 16-18 programmes of study, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education.  It has over 5000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.   

The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE resits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its higher education provision is better than many established universities. 

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:  

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre both offering staff discounts

The Role:

The role will see you model outstanding Teaching, learning and assessment and verify the standard of outcomes against National benchmarks. You will be expected to be highly organised, with excellent time management and administrative skills.  We are interested in a tutor who is looking for the next step in their career or an experienced manager looking for a new challenge. You will create a supportive and professional environment for your team to continue to achieve the highest standards of curriculum and opportunities for students. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and show a flexible and professional attitude to managing a small team of professional IT specialist tutors. The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.