Head of Faculty - Hair and Beauty

Are you passionate about education and dedicated to fostering a vibrant learning environment? Oldham College is seeking a committed Head of Faculty for our Centre of Excellence Hair and Beauty Faculty, helping us achieve and maintain our vision of excellence in education and community service.

The candidate

Serving as a positive role model, you will lead by example and strive for excellence in all areas, collaborating with the Director to realise the vision and strategic objectives of the Faculty

Your effective leadership and management skills will help you with the coordination of Faculty staff and resources and help drive operational efficiency and nurture growth within our commercial salon

Your up to date industry knowledge will allow you to ensure that the Faculty’s curriculum offerings align with the needs of learners, employers, and the local community, helping you develop and implement innovative teaching, learning, and assessment methodologies based on evidence-based research.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage Faculty staff, including recruitment, induction, professional development, and performance management.
  • Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and enterprise.
  • Drive excellence in teaching, learning, and assessment through exemplary leadership and support.
  • Coordinate Faculty operations effectively, including workload allocation, service delivery enhancement, and team performance optimisation.
  • Monitor teaching staff performance and implement action plans for improvement where necessary.
  • Oversee recruitment, attendance, retention, achievement, and progression of learners within the Faculty.
  • Collaborate with awarding bodies to ensure accreditation and adherence to college policies.
  • Ensure quality teaching, learning, and assessment through diverse strategies and materials.
  • Monitor and enhance the learner journey, including admissions, induction, communication, and progress reviews.
  • Foster positive cross-college relationships and promote effective collaboration.
  • Lead promotional activities and participate in program development and marketing initiatives.
  • Develop accurate curriculum planning and financial management within the Faculty.

The Package:

Once appointed you will benefit from: -

  • Supportive work environment with family friendly policies and an emphasis on ongoing professional development
  • Generous holiday entitlement, plus statutory bank holidays and additional efficiency days
  • Many employee benefits including access to a wide-ranging discount scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, on-site nursery, salon and more.

Next Steps:

We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our HR team who will be happy to advise. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange an informal chat - please email recruitment@oldham.ac.uk provide your contact details / availability. (No agencies please).

We anticipate that interviews will be held on 10th June 2024.


We are committed to inclusion which is reflected across our diverse student body. However, we still have work to do to ensure that our talented workforce fully reflects the diversity of our wider community.  We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply to join our team. 

When you apply for a role, we'll ask you for some equality data. Your answers are kept strictly confidential at all times by HR. The data we collect helps us to identify any disproportionate outcomes for applicants and to target our positive actions that will address them. 

We recognise that everybody has a life outside work; we’re happy to discuss flexible working with you. Although we can’t promise that we will be able to give you exactly what you want, we can promise that we will carefully consider your request and we certainly won’t judge you for asking.    


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all applicants to share in this commitment. 

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.  It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and/or vulnerable adults.  If you receive an offer of employment from us, this will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of mandatory pre-employment checks (including an Enhanced DBS disclosure with children’s barred list check).  

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