Programme Leader - Digital Technologies

Job Roles:
Curriculum Manager/Leader, Programme/Area Manager, Subject Leader, Team Leader
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Information Technology
North West
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£36,600 - £37,698
17th Jul 2020
Start Date:
Oldham College
Job Ref:

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, a Silver “TEF” assessment for our higher education provision, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer.

But we want to deliver much more than this. Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it. We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities and new technology.

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best. But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet. That’s true, by the way – ask almost anyone who has been here. Or come and see for yourself.

If you want to be outstanding, and want to help us achieve the same thing, then please apply.

We are looking for:

• Programme Leader - Digital Technologies
• £36,600 - £37,698

This is a very important role.

Alun Francis, our Principal, says, “This is a very important appointment, Digital and Creative is central to our plans for the future, and we are looking for high calibre candidates. We want people who love their subject area, are committed to keeping up to date, but also want the professional challenge of developing outstanding pedagogical practice. We are investing in the facilities, employer relationships and the skills and knowledge of our staff. We are looking for people who will respond to this, love their learners and enjoy the challenges and benefits of working at Oldham College”.

Joanne Manship, Head of Faculty for Digital and Creative, says ‘’ The Digital and Creative Faculty seeks a Digital Technologies Programme Leader to support our journey to become a regional centre of excellence and an outstanding place to learn the technical and professionals skills required in the Digital Technologies industry or to progress to University. You will be a key member of the management team and will be able to motivate our Computing learners and staff team to achieve their potential. You will aim to support and lead our teaching team to deliver excellent standards in their blended learning models. The Faculty is seeking a dual practitioner who has experience as a teacher but also has excellent industry knowledge to lead the developing curriculum and grow this area. The Faculty is an early adopter of the Digital T levels and in September 2021 we have planned to recruit for the T Level pathways Digital Business Services and Digital Production Design and Development. This exciting new course will provide students with the most up to date technical and professional skills required for direct entry into the digital industry.

Oldham College is a medium sized general further education college, with a turnover of almost £25m. It has one main campus in the centre of town, and this in the third phases of a £40m redevelopment which began in 2012. Higher education is taught on a second, dedicated campus, a short walk away. The College delivers a full range of work related education and training, including 16-18 programmes of study, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education. It has over 5000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.
The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE resits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its higher education provision is better than many established universities.

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:

• Generous Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Scheme
• Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
• Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
• Free confidential counselling service
• Staff recognition awards
• Subsidised car parking
• On-site Day Nursery
• On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre

The Role:

The role will see you model outstanding Teaching, learning and assessment and verify the standard of outcomes against National benchmarks. You will be expected to be highly organised, with excellent time management and administrative skills. You will create a supportive and professional environment for your team to continue to achieve the highest standards of curriculum and opportunities for students. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and show a flexible and professional attitude to managing a team of professional IT specialists. The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

To apply for this vacancy please email an up to date CV and covering letter to before the closing date of Tuesday 11th August 2020.

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