Assistant Director of Curriculum: Head of the ARTS

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group

  • £59,037.00 - £65,371.00 Per Annum
  • Stoke-on-Trent / West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Salary: c£59,037 – £65,371 (dependent upon skills and experience)

Summary & Overview

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) was the first college in the country to be rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories under the current Ofsted inspection framework. Comprising two modern college campuses, an independent training provider and a rural residential facility, NSCG has a c£50m turnover and boasts some of the best accommodation to be found in the sector.

In recognition of our significant recent growth and success we have taken the opportunity to establish a new Faculty of the Arts to be led by an Assistant Director of Curriculum. With a broad ranging Creative and Performing Arts curriculum at both our Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford campuses the Faculty will offer provision from Level 2 to 5 to around 1,500 students on full-time study programmes as well as part-time adult courses and HE.

Reporting to the Director of Curriculum & Performance, this is an opportunity for an ambitious and dynamic manager with a first class understanding of A level and BTec delivery in one or more Faculty’s curriculum areas and the ability to lead a diverse staff team to achieve outstanding levels of performance.

The principal responsibilities of the post holder are: 

  • To promote the College’s vision and mission and strategic objectives and to promote the values and behaviours which underpin them.
  • To act as an ambassador for the College and to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in promoting at all times its corporate aims and objectives both internally and externally.
  • To adhere to principles of corporate responsibility and to ensure and promote the active involvement of the Faculty in the life and operation of the College for the benefit of staff and students alike.
  • To promote the Faculty and NSCG as the first choice destination for the brightest young people from north Staffordshire through an active programme of liaison with schools, parents and other relevant partners .
  • To drive up success rates, high grades and positive destinations (i.e. university or sustainable employment) to outstanding levels and lead the Faculty to achieve excellence throughout.
  • To promote curriculum innovation and development as essential elements of the Faculty’s commitment to raising standards and excellence in all areas of its activity.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Holds an appropriate academic or professional qualification.
  • Has a good general understanding of funding and management issues affecting the FE sector.
  • Has interpersonal, motivational and communication skills of the highest order.
  • Has demonstrable experience of successful track record in a similar role.
  • Has high level problem-solving, project-management and negotiation skills.
  • Has interpersonal, motivational and communication skills of the highest order.
  • Is able to work as a member of a closely-knit team, making a positive contribution to the management of the College and its success.
  • Has an understanding of their responsibilities relating to the safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults.

What’s in it for you?

The college offers an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Employer Pension contributions (Teachers’ Pension Scheme)
  • 50 Days Annual Leave (including Bank Holidays & Christmas Closure).
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme (Salary sacrifice).
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Health-related benefits including Subsidised Health Scheme.
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities (supported with a dedicated budget).
  • Staff parking available
  • On site restaurant facilities and FREE early morning coffee/tea and toast.

How to apply

To apply for the role of Assistant Director of Curriculum, please click ‘Apply Now’ to complete an online application form.

(If you are applying via a jobs board, you will receive an e-mail and link that will take you directly to our application form on the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group website).

The closing date for completed applications is 22nd April 2024.
Interviews are to be held on 3rd May 2024.

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

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