University of Derby
Buxton & Leek College
Vice Principal – Buxton and Leek College
Buxton & Leek College (Buxton/Leek Campus)
£46,147 to £57,684 per annum (for exceptional performers, there is scope for further progression up to £66,337per annum).
Sunday 4 June 2023
About the role
The Senior Curriculum Leader for Maths, English and Digital sits within the Senior Leadership Team at Buxton and Leek College (BLC) and would be ideal for someone already working at a senior level or a candidate looking for career progression. You will have experience of the development, design and management of a broad Maths or English FE curriculum. BLC offers a range of maths, English and digital provision including essential and functional skills, GCSE and non accredited adult programmes, across four sites. Whilst you will primarily be based at Buxton and Leek, this role will require travel between Leek, Buxton and to the University of Derby campuses when required.
You will have overall responsibility for managing a strong team of maths, English and digital tutors and coordinating the planning and delivery of all internal quality assurance processes associated with these programmes. This will include operating as the primary contact for all maths, English and digital external awarding bodies and driving improvements in the standard of teaching, learning and assessment through a range of interventions. Through the college matrix management structure, you will oversee the teaching, learning and assessment of your curriculum and make sure that programme, course and qualification pathways meet the expectations of students, the quality requirements of regulators and awarding bodies and local, regional and national skills gaps.
The Maths and English team at BLC won the TES Further Education Award for Outstanding GCSE Resits Provision in 2021 and we are keen to maintain our high achievement rates and learner outcomes.
We are looking for a candidate with experience of management in a Further Education and Training organisation who will feel confident operating within a Higher Education Institution and with a range of internal and external stakeholders (local government, LEP’s, employers etc).
- Degree or equivalent experience
- Recognised teaching qualification at level 4 or 5
- Evidence of substantial professional development including Safeguarding, Prevent, leadership and management
- Demonstrable experience in leading the design and implementation of course products, including deriving schemes of work / learning plans from awarding body qualification specifications
- Demonstrable experience as a teacher in the further education and skills sector
- Experience of observing, reporting and successful intervention in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment
- Experience of successfully leading a team though the Ofsted Inspection process
Skills, knowledge & abilities
- Current knowledge of key issues effecting the FE and HE sectors
- An ability to think laterally and solve problems in a creative fashion
- Team player with an innovative approach to problem solving –
- Willingness and flexibility to travel and work between University and external sites in a cost effective and timely manner.
- Postgraduate or professional qualification
As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.
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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.
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Buxton and Leek College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. An enhanced DBS check will be required, depending on the nature of the role. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.
To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.
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