Curriculum Manager Plant and Equine Science

Specific Hours: 37 hours per week - Maternity Cover to August 2025

Derby College Group (DCG) are recruiting a Curriculum Manager of Equine and Plant Sciences to join our Landbased management team on a fixed-term 12-month maternity cover contract. You’ll be based at our beautiful Broomfield Hall Campus in Morley, Derby. If you would like to visit the site and meet the team before applying, please reach out to us at

The Opportunity

Covering 16-18 study programmes and adult delivery you will lead, motivate, and develop your curriculum teams to deliver a high-quality teaching and learning experience. Within this role you’ll also be leading on the introduction of the new T-levels to the curriculum areas you lead, which is a great opportunity to have a lasting impact.

Day to day responsibilities

  • Recruitment and induction of your team members ensuring that individuals are engaged and high performing.
  • Performance management and development of your team through timely appraisals and probationary reviews, identifying specific CPD needs that supports effective succession planning.
  • Development of the curriculum to meet the needs of students, local employers and LEP priorities, adopting an innovative, research-based approach.
  • Continually scanning the horizon to identify the possible impacts of the ‘external environment’ including education policy, customer and competitor analysis.
  • Responsible for the planning and utilisation of the resources required for your area including the people, physical space, equipment and materials required by the area.

About you

To succeed within this role, you’ll have an excellent understanding for one or more of the curriculum areas, with an up-to-date knowledge of further education. You’ll also have a proven track record of improving standards in education that will drive students towards aspirational destinations.

You will also:

  • Be degree educated in a relevant discipline
  • Hold a teaching qualification (Cert Ed or PGCE)

The Benefits

  • 35 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days where these occur
  • Pension Scheme with a 23.68% employer contribution
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discount at our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ onsite Little Explorers Nursery
  • TOTUM discount card (aka NUS/Student Discount Card) / discounted Tastecard
  • Discounts on East Midlands Railway Annual Season Tickets
  • Microsoft Office for FREE with 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage
  • Discount on treatments at SENSI our onsite salon at the Roundhouse
  • Flint Bishop Solicitors – free will writing, 1-hour free consultation with family department, 10% discount on Conveyancing services
  • Continuous development and progression opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, reasonable adjustments, or about the role, please contact us at

 Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace which promotes and values diversity. We welcome all talent irrespective of age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We ensure that our policies and procedures treat all applicants consistently and fairly during our recruitment process. 

Safeguarding statement

DCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  An online search of the preferred candidate is completed to help to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the college may need to explore with the candidate further. Please be advised that it is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

 Recruitment Agencies - We have a PSL of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list.

Job Description

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