Kirklees College

Curriculum Area Manager - Animal Care & Landbased Studies

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£46,069 pa
11 Jun 2024
28 Jun 2024
Job Level
Manager, Teacher
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to retirement of existing staff, an exciting opportunity has arisen to lead our flagship Animal care / Landbased department based at our Taylor Hill centre in Huddersfield.

Whether in a teaching & learning role, or a current management position, you’ll be inspiring our learners and developing the facility into a centre of excellence for the Landbased provision.

In the role of Curriculum Area Manager, you’ll predominantly be based at the Taylor Hill Centre and your focus will be on leading on the successful delivery of the animal care, agriculture and Landbased curriculum.

Your key responsibilities will be to develop and manage a team of Lecturers, Technicians and Support staff to provide an outstanding learning experience for our students. Driving excellence in teaching and assessment, motivating and inspiring staff to ensure continuous improvement and contributing to the delivery of the college strategic goals.

Ideally, you’ll have curriculum management experience with a demonstrable track record of raising standards but this could equally be an ideal opportunity for an aspiring manager to demonstrate that they are ready to make the step up where you will be fully supported. You will have a minimum off a Level 5 Teaching Qualification and a degree in Animal management or a Land-based qualification (or be able to prove equivalent ability).

It’s important that you’re able to communicate effectively and engage with young people and demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.

Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.

We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Please remember to remove all personal details (name, date of birth) from your CV.

If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied.

As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.