Head of Curriculum - Digital and Computing

South Devon College
Paignton [Devon]
£45,606 - £48,246 Per Year
21 Jun 2022 10:13
27 Jun 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Head of
Curriculum, IT / Computing
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Curriculum - Digital and Computing

Are you looking for a leadership role and have a wide curriculum knowledge? We are recruiting for a Head of Curriculum in Digital and Computing to provide curriculum leadership at all levels, including Higher Education and skills that will ensure the standards of teaching, support, learning and assessment are the highest in the sector and to lead/sustain the curriculum to an ‘Outstanding’ level.  The post holder will oversee the leadership and management of staff and ensure the effective delivery of a high quality learning experience for all students.


To undertake teaching responsibilities commensurate with the requirements of the post in a way which demonstrates the high standards expected of colleagues.


Teaching commitments will be agreed and annually reviewed with the Assistant Principal.


As a member of the Department Leadership Team (DLT) the post will have a responsibility to contribute to the Department’s development, reporting to DLT colleagues on the activities within the section, and sharing with the team corporate decisions as and when these are made.


The post will take a specific lead in contributing to HE strategies and processes cross college whilst supporting and guiding the Department, deputising for the Assistant Principal when required relating to HE matters.  This role will take an active part in activities such as FDAP, FT6 development, HE Strategy meetings, RSA and policies.


The post will be responsible for overseeing the curriculum delivery and development at Vantage Point including within the Hi-Tech & Digital Centre and the Fujitsu Innovation Hub.  This includes oversight of the High School (pre-16) and A level curriculum delivered by the Section.


The post holder will be a member of the College Leadership Team (CLT).


The successful candidate will hold a degree level qualification, Teaching and Assessor qualifications and have experience of IQA and working with awarding bodies. You will need previous experience in a decision making role, with a record of delivering high quality curriculum to FE, HE, Apprenticeships and Adults. Knowledge of FE, HE, Apprenticeships and Pre 16 curriculum is essential along with excellent leadership skills and the ability to manage under pressure and work to strict deadlines.


For more information on this role, please contact Steve Caunter – Assistant Principal on [email protected]


Benefits as follows: 35 days Holiday + 8 Paid Bank Holiday days (pro rata for fractional); Christmas Closure days (up to 5 days); Membership of the Teachers' Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme; Life Assurance (if member of pension scheme); On Site Nursery (Mama Bears); Fitness Suite Facilities; Staff Discounts (Inspirations – Hair & Beauty, Totum Student Cards, membership of the Sodexo Employee Discounts Platform); 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, Holiday Purchase Scheme; Discounted Stagecoach Bus Pass, and many others.




Closing Date: Midnight 27th June 2022

Interview Date: 1st July or 4th July 2022


Please do NOT send CVs, we only accept applications via the relevant form on our dedicated recruitment website.


Please note that you will be required to be in possession of an Enhanced DBS Certificate, or be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS check as a condition of employment at the College.


This College is committed to Safeguarding/Prevent and promoting the welfare of learners, including children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.