Director of Adult Skills

About the Role

As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for effectively and positively leading a culture of strong performance and high engagement and an environment of continuous improvement amongst all colleagues.

This is a high profile and important role within the Group.  Reporting to the Group Executive Director for External Partnerships, Skills Development & Apprenticeships (EPSDA), the Director of Adult Skills will work with internal colleagues and managers, external stakeholders and partners to develop our adult skills offer, whilst ensuring quality improvement measures are embedded that will lead us to outstanding. 

Whilst helping to shape a high-quality adult curriculum offer across all levels, you will develop, analyse and ensure there are meaningful progression routes for all learners, which meet their needs and the needs of the local labour market.

You will deputise for the Group Executive Director for EPSDA as directed and will be expected to work in a flexible, proactive manner to ensure these key objectives are achieved.

The following list is intended to give an indication of the range of duties and responsibilities it does not specify all aspects of the role.

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Has a strong track record of leading substantial FE provision
  • Wants to be with us on our journey to outstanding and building a fantastic culture
  • Has significant experience of strategy development and curriculum innovation
  • Is a strong networker, able to engage effectively with all stakeholders, and with excellent presentation skills
  • Will be committed to our core values 

Benefits include: 

  • Generous Annual Leave
  • Great Pension Scheme 
  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities
  • Staff Recognition Awards 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme  

Application Process

If you think you have the skills and experience we are looking for and would like to join us on our journey to outstanding, please click ‘Apply’ now.   

Closing date - Sunday 10th March 2024 

Interview/Assessment Day - Friday 15th March 2024

The Heart of Yorkshire Education Group is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. 

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal record check from the country/countries you have worked/resided in if you are the preferred candidate for the post. Further details of how to obtain the additional check is here: Criminal records checks for overseas applicants - GOV.UK (