Vice Principal Curriculum

South Essex College of Further & Higher Education
Southend-on-Sea [Essex]
£75,000 - £80,000 Per Year
08 Apr 2021 14:11
16 Apr 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Deputy / Vice Principal
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Vice Principal Curriculum

The Vice Principal Curriculum (Growth & Performance) will need to inspire, lead and transform education, with a focus on curriculum growth development, and the opportunity to grow and develop a forward-looking education and skills offer. We are looking for a talented, highly skilled person to join our Senior Leadership Team as Vice-Principal Curriculum (Growth & Performance).

This would suit a highly motivated Senior Curriculum Manager, looking for your next career opportunity. Our focus is on delivering excellent learning programmes from entry-level to higher levels with a particular focus on technical skills, to enhance the life chances of young people and adults in the South Essex area. This senior manager will provide strategic leadership and management of curriculum growth across the College including higher technical qualifications, adult and commercial programmes and apprenticeships. This will involve working in collaboration with key stakeholders, (internal and external) and play a leading role in building and strengthening productive partnerships with local stakeholders particularly employers, to develop an offer that meets local skills need.

Our successful candidate will have:

• A Degree in a relevant subject area

• A recognised teaching qualification (CertEd / PGCE / DET or DTLLS)

• A minimum of 3 years experience in strategic curriculum management

• The skills and proven track record of developing curriculum, particularly apprenticeships and adult programmes

• Significant experience of partnership working, particularly with employers

• The ability to inspire, motivate and develop our talented staff.

• Detailed practical knowledge of current issues and developments in post 16 education along with delivery models for a range of programmes.

• Ability to lead a team as well as function as an effective strategic leader. Inclusivity at South Essex College We are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates are welcomed to our college without regard to ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. We also hold the Disability Confident Employer Certification.

The promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion is of paramount importance, as is the safeguarding of staff and students, and visitors.


If you wish to be considered we recommend you submit your application as promptly as possible. The College may close a vacancy earlier than planned subject to applications received.

To discuss the role further, please contact the Head of Human Resources via email at

The interview and selection process is planned for 27 April 2021, which may either be remote or on-site.


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