Head Of Department - Business

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Department for Business Subjects to lead our team at Bedford College.  This is an excellent opportunity to use your skills and knowledge, continuing to drive the success of the department.

In this position, you will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Business Department, which offers a wide range of full and part time FE and HE courses, including subject areas such as Accounting, Management and Human Resources. You will be expected to develop, implement and oversee a learning and teaching strategy in-line with the college group’s strategic plan, that is student-centred and focused on achieving excellence.

Our ideal candidates will have:

  • Recent experience of successful team leadership within a Further or Higher Education setting, particularly professional Business courses

  • Relevant degree (or equivalent level professional qualification)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to lead and manage staff, and resources effectively

  • Excellent understanding of teaching, learning and assessment strategies

  • In-depth knowledge of curriculum development and implementation

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational values:

  • Student centred - At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.

  • Educational excellence - We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

  • Teamwork - We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.

  • Continuous improvement - We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.

  • Caring - We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.

  • Inclusive - We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.

Further details of the safeguarding requirements and essential criteria for the post can found within the Job Description.

Safeguarding our Students

The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group's policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

Applicants who are barred from working with children are reminded that it is a criminal offence to submit an application.

About Us

The Bedford College Group aims to deliver world-class skills and education to the communities we serve. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

Terms and Conditions

  • Contract Type - Bedford College

  • 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE) / 52 weeks per year

  • Teachers’ Pension

  • Free on-site parking (subject to availability)

  • Retail and leisure discounts

Interviews will be conducted on a date to be confirmed.

Supporting Documents:

JDPS HoD Business Bedford Feb 2023 - Copy.docx

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.