This is an exciting opportunity to work in The Manchester College’s quality team. The Manchester College is part of the wider LTE Group, which is the first integrated education and skills group of its kind and is made up of a number of business units: The Manchester College (TMC), Novus, UCEN Manchester, Total People/MOL.
Quality Managers have clearly defined, specialist individual quality assurance and/or improvement responsibilities on which they will provide leadership. For this position, you will take leadership of the advanced practitioner model and have responsibility for the college’s quality assurance methodologies around teaching, learning and assessment. You will be the cross-college lead for assessment IQA arrangements. You will also work closely with curriculum areas and the college’s Supported Learning Team to ensure the delivery of high-quality teaching, learning and assessment for SEND/High Needs students. You will also be leading, managing and assessing the impact of intervention strategies, including enhanced support reviews and risk-based interventions.
As a Quality Manager, you will be responsible for working individually and as a team to raise standards across The Manchester College by designing and leading sector-best quality assurance and quality improvement arrangements and providing continuous challenge and support to the senior managers responsible for provision for students. Quality Managers are the guardians of standards across The Manchester College and will be required to work fearlessly in the relentless pursuit of improving the quality of experience and achievements of our students.
Based within TMC’s quality team, you will report to one of the Directors of Quality; work within the central quality team led by the Vice Principal. Quality and Standards. Primarily based at City Campus Manchester (but required to work across The Manchester College campuses)
Amongst wider responsibilities, you will:
Be a leading advocate for teachers and students and ensure consistently high-quality teaching, learning and assessment is our first priority
Design, develop, implement and manage a broad range of highly effective quality assurance and quality improvement processes in order to evaluate reliably the quality of provision, identify and target areas for improvement and secure continual improvement in the quality of the learning experience we provide for our students and the outcomes they achieve
Work closely with Teachers, Heads of Department and Assistant Principals in the College to ensure a high-quality learning experience that satisfies the requirements of both internal and external quality standards and performance criteria and the requirements of examination and awarding bodies. Provide reliable advice and guidance, coaching (including to colleagues in more senior positions) and training as appropriate
Take and share responsibility for the achievement of key quality-related targets (KPIs). Closely monitor and report on progress being made towards those KPls linked to individual lead responsibilities
Work collaboratively with colleagues in different curriculum areas, cross-college service areas, Group shared service areas and external organisations to ensure full staff commitment to and active participation in all quality improvement processes.
Implement the full range of quality assurance and quality improvement processes, including internal quality reviews, SAR validation, learning walks, ELP, work scrutiny, role-modelling the highest standard of evaluative practices, including the accurate analysis of key data
Work in a range of Quality link roles to concentrate impact. These may be linked to curriculum departments and support areas, shared service areas or campuses, providing those areas with both challenge and support
Work to secure improvement in areas for which Quality has no direct (management) responsibility by influencing a wide range of colleagues, including influencing upwards. Provide regular, useful and accurate guidance and illumination of what ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ provision looks like
To influence and where appropriate work closely and collaboratively with heads of department quality and heads of department curriculum within the College
Support Assistant Principals and other managers responsible for SARs and QIPs to produce high quality, honest and rigorous evaluations of their provision and action plans based on clear objectives and SMART targets
Lead on specific aspects of quality improvement. Examples of these include: improving teaching and learning (through evaluation process, coaching and CPD), assessment and verification, self-assessment and quality assurance, externally funding projects to support curriculum enhancement, digital learning, data management to support quality processes
Support a strong team ethos and culture by contributing fully to key Quality processes managed by other members of the team such as moderation of the ELP process, leading and teaming on IQRs, SAR validation and the planning and successful delivery of CPD
The right person for the role will have:
- A recognised teaching qualification
- A degree level qualification
- Numeracy and literacy skills (to at least level 2 or equivalent)
- At least 3 years of successful teaching / management experience in a FE setting, with evidence of clear impact on student outcomes
- The ability to reliably evaluate the quality of provision, interpret complex performance data accurately and write high-quality, high-level reports and papers.
In return you will benefit from an excellent package including:
- 35 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
- Significant pension contribution
- Retail Discounts
- Employee Assistance Program
- Cycle to work scheme
- Simply Health scheme care vouchers
The Manchester College is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. If you wish to apply for this exciting opportunity, please click on the ‘Apply online’ button below.
Applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the key responsibilities, key result areas and Qualifications/Skills and Experience detailed within the role profile.
Salaries are based on skills, qualifications, and experience.
If you wish to apply for this role, please complete the application form and attach your CV, as well as a 500-word statement to demonstrate how you meet the job specification.
The closing date for this job advert is 30/11/2023. However, sometimes the job advert may close early if we receive a good response!
Interviews to be held 13/12/2023.
LTE group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be required to undergo an appropriate DBS check via the Criminal Records Bureau and may be subject to additional online checks as part of our pre-screening process. Some roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and would require an Enhanced DBS check.