Associate Principal (Quality) – New Directions College
Part-time 0.6 FTE (22.2 Hours per week) – 9 month Fixed Term Contract
Preferable working days are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Due to the recent internal promotion of the previous post holder, we are seeking an outstanding Quality Manager to join the team at New Directions College.
New Directions College is Reading Borough Council’s Adult Community Learning and Skills service. This year we’re celebrating 64 years of Adult Learning in Reading. We’re a small friendly College delivering to over 2000 learners and Apprentices in Reading each year, directly and through our subcontractors and partners.
This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding quality manager to utilise their existing skills and experience and thrive and develop with the responsibility of a range of quality functions across the College.
We are on a journey towards outstanding and we are looking for someone who is passionate about adult learning and has the skills and expertise to cultivate an outstanding quality of education to all.
You should be able to demonstrate experience within adult and community learning and/or the post compulsory education sector. You should be familiar with the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and processes for self-assessment and quality improvement.
You should also be a qualified and experienced practitioner, confident and competent to observe teaching, learning and assessment and provide high quality mentorship and feedback to others.
Strong communication skills and the ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team are essential. This is a job share with another 0.5 post holder and so working collaboratively is expected. You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability.
As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.
Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:
Work Together as one team – work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do
Drive Efficiency – show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential
Be Ambitious – be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way
Make a Difference to Reading – maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment
A wide range of flexible working opportunities.
Teachers Pension Scheme
Annual membership to the Society of Education and Training (SET)
Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop.
On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
Season Ticket Loan – a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax
To find out more about New Directions College, visit the website: www.newdirectionsreading.ac.uk
For more information on the role please contact Andrea Wood – Principal on 07977 531 743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Thursday 7th July 2022
Interview Date: Thursday 14th July 2022 at New Directions College, 330 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8DH
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.