Head of Faculty – Adult Education

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£52,706 per annum
26 Jul 2021
25 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Are you an outstanding Head of Faculty / Department looking for your next challenge?

Then this is the role for you!

Kirklees College is an exciting place to work. Our Ofsted inspection in 2018 confirmed that we are “good” and our journey to outstanding is well on the way.

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, Engineering Centre, Process Manufacturing Centre, Taylor Hill Centre for animal care, countryside conservation and equine and Brunel Construction Centre (Huddersfield). Springfield Sixth Form Centre in Dewsbury for full time students aged 16-19 including foundation learning, construction and motor vehicle. We have recently opened Pioneer Higher Skills Centre in the centre of Dewsbury, a multi million pound state of the art building especially for adult students.

We are proud to lead the way in fostering community partnerships across Kirklees, working with local councils, employers, and stakeholders to achieve our goal of driving social and economic prosperity for all. Reporting into the Assistant Principal for Study Programmes and Adults, we have an exciting new opportunity for a Head of Faculty Adult Education, which includes Business, Computing, ESOL, Community Learning and Work Based Learning. Passionate about providing exceptional leadership and management, you will provide outstanding support to the Assistant Principal to help us achieve our vision of unlocking the potential of adults and fostering success. If you share our passion for innovation and success, there has never been a better time to work for Kirklees College.

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. You will have a 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 employer skill requirements.

You will provide outstanding support to the Assistant Principal in driving forward excellence in teaching, learning and assessment and ensuring attainment of the highest quality standards.  In return you will receive a competitive remuneration package which includes generous annual leave entitlement and an excellent pension.

This role would suit either an existing faculty/department lead or curriculum manager and an exciting developmental opportunity for those looking for their next challenge. For further details, please see attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

If this sounds like the role for you, please contact Philippa Firth, Assistant Principal for Study Programmes and Adults on 07584228016

Kirklees College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As a College we are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Our College management team is currently under-represented in all BAME categories; we therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates within these groups.

As a learning organisation and as part of our commitment to your continued professional development we may require you to complete an apprenticeship standard or framework that relates to this opportunity.

If you have supplied an e-mail address, should you be shortlisted for interview, we will contact you via your e-mail address. Please ensure that you check your 'Spam' or 'Junk' mailboxes, as sometimes emails can be diverted to these folders.

If you have any queries about this post please e-mail hrenquiry@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.