Head of Faculty - Skills & Employability

We’re looking for a committed, experienced and inspiring leader with high expectations and ambition for learners across a range of foundation level courses. You will be highly motivated with a strong track record of inspiring foundation learners to achieve their full potential.

Able to develop and implement innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods you will be a positive role model and strive to lead by example.

You will be responsible for the leadership and management of staff within the Faculty including recruitment, induction, appraisals and performance management.

Using your leadership skills, you will develop and support an existing great team to further deliver excellence in teaching, improving learner outcomes and engaging with employers and other stakeholders to develop the curriculum and delivery models. 

This Head of Faculty will develop our Entry Level provision. We have already started implementing the Below Level 2 Reforms and you will drive this work forward maximising progression opportunities for our learners.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a future facing college ranked one of the best places to work in the UK.

Further details on this position, including Person Specifications, are detailed in the attached Job Description. 

For any further information on this opportunity, please feel free to contact Recruitment@Oldham.ac.uk

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, not only will you benefit from an annual reviewed salary but have access to numerous benefits and facilities: 

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Car Scheme
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon

Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work”. We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.  

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation Act 1974. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and vulnerable adults.

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