Deputy Head of Digital Services - RC/NNC

About the Role

The RNN Group have started on an exciting journey of digital transformation and we are looking for an innovative digital specialist to lead the way. As the Deputy Head of Digital Services, you will play a critical role in elevating the digital literacy skills of our college community. You will challenge traditional ways of working, teaching and learning, and support the delivery of the Digital Strategy.

As the Deputy Head of Digital Services, you will be responsible for the Digital Hubs and to ensure the group provide an innovative learning and digital environment which will contribute to the delivery of the Group’s Strategic Plan.

You will be responsible for the implementation of the digital transformation of teaching and learning, digital hubs, digital staff development, digital pedagogy and virtual learning platforms.

You will lead on the digital aspects of teaching and learning, working alongside the Directors of Curriculum, Quality Team and academic staff to ensure that the digital strategy is aligned with the wider strategy across the Group.

You will be a capable and enthusiastic trainer being able to enthuse, inspire and encourage staff to be inventive and experimental in their use of digital technology in the classroom.

Through a proactive, enthusiastic and customer focused approach you will help the College achieve our mission to lead innovation and skills within our communities, through outstanding teaching and learning.  Your work will ultimately lead to a high quality, innovative Digital service plus positive development of the College reputation.

You will…

To be successful as our Deputy Head of Digital Services, you will have experience and an excellent understanding of implementing digital technologies including successful development and continuous improvement. You will have experience of leading digital transformation across an organisation, ideally within a further or higher education establishment. A working knowledge of supporting Google Applications would be advantageous.

You will possess a degree qualification (or hold equivalent knowledge and experience), a leadership and management qualification (or have undertaken relevant knowledge and CPD). You will hold a Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in English and Maths and have an excellent CPD record associated with the skills required for this position.

Department Info

The role of Deputy Head of Digital Services will report to the Head of IT and Digital. You will manager the staff within our Digital Hubs across all of our campuses. You will work closely with college staff and liaise with external providers to ensure our services on offer are industry relevant and ensure we can meet the needs of our learners, staff and communities.

 Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to local government pensions scheme
  • Up to 44 days annual leave per year including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications

What is the RNN Group?

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated and innovative individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too;

  • We are Inclusive,
  • We have Integrity,
  • We Deliver,
  • We are One Team.

We are OFSTED ‘Good’ (November 2022)

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  This means that you’d be working in a supportive environment that encourages, recognises and celebrates effort, achievement and cooperative attitudes. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check and other associated checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance.

All candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 4 December 2023 at 12:00 Noon - if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

Provisional Interview Date: Monday 11 December 2023.

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on 01709 722750 or

For further information about the role please apply via the link.