Deputy Head of Curriculum – English, Maths and Skills For Life (Maternity Cover)

Job Roles:
Deputy Head of Faculty, Head of Department, Other
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Subject Area:
English, Mathematics, Skills for Life
South East
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Circa £34,000 - £42,000, plus pension & performance-related pay
2nd Mar 2018
Start Date:
Hart Learning Group
Job Ref:

Location: Hitchin and working across Group sites

Job Purpose

Working closely with the Head of Curriculum, you will need to be a dynamic and inspirational leader whilst have a clear focus on successful outcomes for learners. You will require a thorough understanding of quality processes with a focus on improvement in teaching, learning and assessment, whilst ensuring that your area of responsibility is compliant with all college systems and policies.


• £34,000 – £42,000K basic salary
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Participation in group-wide Performance Related Pay (PRP) scheme

Role and Responsibilities

• Manage the agreed quality processes and systems; course review, internal/external verification, student satisfaction, 3D learning and lesson observations; work with colleagues across the designated curricula to deliver a quality focused student experience, which engages, inspires and prepares students for the world of work
• Input into the development and evolution of a responsive, relevant, curriculum offer, which complements that offered by the Schools Trust sponsored by the college; work with marketing, communications and events colleagues to define a clear proposition to individual students of all ages within the curriculum responsibility
• Teach a minimum of 340 hours on a range of courses within the subject of maths, English or Skills for Life as required, demonstrating high standards of teaching, learning and attainment, whilst ensuring continuous improvement in own teaching to support positive student outcomes
• Work with the Head of Curriculum and other colleagues to ensure the delivery of the college’s model for teaching and learning is effective; ensure that the model is consistently applied and embedded across the curriculum(s) of responsibility
• With the Head of Curriculum, and, quality and innovation colleagues, create and deliver a personalised teaching and learning support plan for teaching staff, whilst ensuring each plan provides inspiration and direction required to deliver outstanding teaching and learning
• To support the head of curriculum with the creation of the Self-Assessment Report (SAR) and the execution of the subsequent Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) to ensure that the curriculum area(s) continue to progress to excellence
• Work with colleagues across the college to ensure we are providing necessary safeguarding support for students

Person Specification

• Evidenced track record of managing and/or implementing a range of quality processes and systems within a further education environment
• A strong course leader who delivers multiple and diverse teaching methods, which provide high quality success outcomes
• Experienced observer of classroom and workplace teaching and learning assessments, with experience of writing detailed reports and support plans
• An understanding of the development of a comprehensive, detailed and responsive further and higher education curriculum
• An ability to engage and motivate individuals to deliver high performance outcomes in a further education environment
• Good analytical skills with proven ability to use management information to identify issues and opportunities to drive quality and performance
• Good communication and presentation skills, written and verbal

Who are we

North Hertfordshire College (NHC) is a further education college with over 3,000 full time students in the full range of sector areas.

Everything we do at NHC is about helping students get where they want to be in life. That means helping them to develop both the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their chosen occupational area, and the employability skills that we know employers expect of young people when they enter the world of work.

NHC is part of the Hart Learning Group which also includes Hart L&D, a progressive learning and development business that helps business clients of all sizes to engage with emerging talent, and the Hart Schools Trust – a burgeoning multi-academy trust which sponsors a small number of schools in our local community.

We are currently working towards an ambitious five-year strategy. We want NHC to be Outstanding by 2018. To realise our strategy, we need the best people around. We’re building an amazing team, all of whom share our passion, pace and commitment to helping our students get where they want to be in life.

To Apply

• To apply please send a CV and one-page cover letter to by Friday 2nd March 2018


North Hertfordshire College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

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