Director of Further Education

Job Roles:
Director, Executive Director
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
South East
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£60,000 - £65,000 per annum
22nd Nov 2019
Start Date:
Writtle University College
Job Ref:

Director of Further Education (FE)
Salary Range: £60,000 - £65,000 per annum
Full-time, 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE) Permanent

Are you an ambitious, people first, evidence-based & results driven Further Education leader?

Ready to step up into senior leadership and shape provision across the FE work of a leading land-based University College?

Then we want to hear from you!

Writtle University College has over 125 years of experience in delivering vocational and technical education for the land based and rural business sectors. Following progression of the current role holder to a senior role elsewhere in the education sector, we are now seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to the role of Director of FE.

We have a highly experienced FE team, specialists in their chosen fields, who deliver strong outcomes across our provision. We are looking for someone to lead and further develop this team, creatively enhance our curriculum delivery and oversee portfolio development. This is a pivotal role within the University College, ensuring that all FE learners receive high quality educational experience, within a safe and supportive environment.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, you will be responsible for the strategic management, development and performance of all aspects of the Further Education curriculum, ensuring that quality assurance and quality improvement measures achieve the best possible outcome for our students.

You will re-enforce a ‘learner first’ culture, ensuring that learning, teaching, assessment and the overall Further Education student experience are of the highest possible quality. Fostering positive relationships across the University College at all levels and with our industry stakeholders and partners, you will ensure that the planning, development and delivery of all aspects of the curriculum is efficient, effective and sustainable, supporting our long-term goals.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to play a key role in ensuring the quality of the student experience within FE, continuing to raise standards, and enhancing further the University College’s reputation for high-quality specialist education and training.

To succeed in your application, it is essential that you have a proven track record of managing and leading on quality and curriculum within a Further Education institution, and are educated to at least degree level, or equivalent.

If you would like to find out more about this role, and would like the opportunity to have an informal discussion, please feel free to contact us on 01245 424208 so this can be facilitated. For an application pack, please email:

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Closing date for applications: 15 December 2019. Interview date: 8 January 2020.

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Writtle University College
Tel: 01245 424208
Contact: HR

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