Curriculum Manager - Science

Stanmore College
Stanmore [Greater London]
£40,164 - £43,336 Per Year
11 May 2022 00:00
26 May 2022 00:00
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Sixth Form College

Curriculum Manager - Science



(Full time, 36 hours per week, through the year) Starting 15th August 2022

We are looking for a Curriculum Manager in Science to provide operational leadership and taking responsibility for the delivery of the College’s strategic objectives, curriculum delivery, quality assurance and the evaluation of their defined study curriculum area and line management of those staff with the potential to develop your management skills.


You must be enthusiastic and highly motivated, have a flexible approach to work and be able to work as a member of team.


Applicants must have a relevant degree, a full teaching qualification (PGCE/Cert Ed/DTLLS) and an Internal Verifier Award.  Recent experience of teaching the relevant subject in a school, FE college or adult learning institution is essential.


Salary Scale: Band J - K, points 36 – 39, £40,164 - £43,336 per annum


Application form and further details of the post available from the Stanmore College website following the link: or telephone on 020 8420 7739


Closing date for applications is Thursday,26th May 2022

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 8th June 2022

RESPONSIBLE FOR:       Providing operational leadership and taking responsibility for the delivery of the College’s strategic objectives, curriculum delivery, quality assurance and the evaluation of their defined study curriculum area and line management of those staff





  1. Ensuring the curriculum area effectively assists with the recruitment of students to target levels, including participation in open evenings, external visits, marketing activities, interviewing and enrolment; providing high quality information, advice and guidance and a comprehensive induction to students


  1. Responding to enquiries made about course(s) and contributing to the recruitment process


  1. Working with the Head of School to ensure that all programmes are appropriately staffed, resourced and timetabled


  1. Working with the Vice Principal, Curriculum & Quality, Head of School and Deputy Head of School to manage and lead course delivery and related support ensuring high teaching, learning and assessment and course delivery standards and success are achieved


  1. Ensuring all learning materials used within the Curriculum Area; lesson plans, schemes of work and assessment activities, support high quality teaching, learning and assessment, and leading in maintaining audit records of these documents


  1. Taking action to support all students in the area that do not meet the standards of behaviour required by the College, including attendance and punctuality, working with the Pastoral Support Manager to ensure students receive support from the College as required


  1. Ensuring that all preparation, marking, assessment and internal verification is completed promptly and efficiently within agreed timescales and meets Awarding Organisation requirements


  1. Ensuring that any new documentation required such as the course handbook, and information sheets is produced to meet quality standards


  1. Within the assigned portfolio, keeping the curriculum under constant review to address market needs.  Setting and monitoring action plans for the introduction of new courses in partnership with the Head of School 


  1. Working with the Vice Principal and Head of School to raise student achievement and improve the learning experience for students


  1. Liaising with examinations department, moderators/verifiers to ensure compliance with awarding body requirements, including undertaking internal verification if required. To include timely registration of all learners on the correct qualification aims, ensuring unit combinations meet AO guidelines and certification claims are made accurately


  1. Analysing key performance data and implementing an action plan to robustly monitor performance and bring about sustained improvement in teaching and learning and outcomes for learners in conjunction with the Head of school


  1. Leading and line managing a group of staff associated with the courses within the curriculum area.  Carrying out performance management meetings and professional development reviews and setting and monitoring action plans for staff where required (in liaison with the Head of School)


  1. Actively promoting continuous improvement, ensuring compliance with the Colleges quality assurance policy and procedures, including producing an in-year and annual self-assessment for the subject area, inspection preparation and quality audits


  1. Providing subject expertise and having a sound knowledge of current issues and trends in education and delivering an agreed number of teaching hours which represents good practice in teaching, learning and assessment ensuring opportunities for the use of ILT, on-line learning, assessment for learning, development of English and Maths and the use of electronic ILPs and promoting Equality & Diversity


  1. Helping to ensure that College regulations and policies are upheld and instigating and following student disciplinary procedures where necessary


  1. Maintaining appropriate Continuing Professional Development, including the attendance on all training events identified for you.   Co-operating in any staff development activities required to effectively carry out the duties of the post and participating in College staff review and development schemes for you by your line manager


  1. Communicating key information, new initiatives and developments to the team and ensuring the effective implementation of key decisions, convening team meetings as appropriate and keeping minutes and ensuring the student voice is included


  1. Working co-operatively with colleagues and showing commitment to the College and its mission.


  1. Taking personal responsibility for supporting, promoting and following all College policies in relation to health and safety, safeguarding, equality and diversity and data protection within the scope of the post.



The postholder will lead a defined study programme area, which will be reviewed annually, and will undertake pedagogic work.  The composition of the study programme area will be reviewed annually with the portfolio.  The postholder can be required to carry out any other duties consistent with the grade of the post, at any site on which the college may operate.


This job description is current at the date shown below.  In consultation with the postholder, it is liable to variation by management within a reasonable timescale to reflect or anticipate changes in or to the job.