Assistant Head of School iSTEM

Preston College
Preston College, St Vincent's Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8UR
£38,485 - £43,327 Per Year, Depending on Qualifications and Experience
13 Jan 2023 09:19
27 Jan 2023 17:00
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Engineering / Motor Vehicle, Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Public Sector Organisation

Assistant Head of School iSTEM

Job Title: Assistant Head of School iSTEM

Preston College are looking for an Assistant Head of School to provide effective leadership to Science, Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Automotive Technologies curriculum areas.

Working alongside the Head of School and Curriculum Leaders you will ensure that our learners and stakeholders receive a high quality experience. You will lead and coordinate the delivery of curriculum, monitor learner progress, line manager staff and identify ways to improve curriculum delivery and share this knowledge with your colleagues. 

What we are looking for

We are seeking an effective leader who can lead by example in the design and delivery of high quality teaching, learning and assessment. The ability to establish good working relationships, to motivate and inspire others and to be committed to continuous improvement are all essential to this role.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication, organisational and planning skills and have previous experience of leading curriculum development and quality management within a Further Education and Higher Education environment.

About Us

Preston College has a rich history, firmly grounded in the community, with foundations in providing technical education and skills for all. In a rapidly changing economy, where strong personal attributes and technical skills are in high demand, we continue to focus our curriculum on ensuring that our learners are best prepared for progression into higher level study or employment.

Preston College has a strong mission and vision, and we are clear in our strategic positioning in relation to education, employment and the impact that we have on the local and regional economy.

The college mission is;

‘Making our learners the most employable, now and in the future’.

Preston College is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and we are proud of the impact that we make on our diverse learning community. We work collaboratively and effectively with employer partners and individuals in meeting their learning needs, and do so within an engaging, supportive and vibrant college culture.

We have generous terms and conditions and an excellent benefits package that is intended to attract, motivate and retain the best people to help drive the college forward.

Preston College has been awarded ‘Gold’ by Investors for People and our staff benefits include:

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme / Teachers Pension Scheme
  • A generous annual leave entitlement
  • A rich and varied programme of Continuous Professional Development
  • Opportunities for Career and Pay progression, including annual cost of living increases
  • Family friendly college policies including Special Leave, Career Break, Job Share and Flexible Working (role dependant)
  • Free Car Parking
  • Access to the ‘Cycle to Work’ Scheme
  • Subsidised access to the college Health and Wellbeing facilities, including our Fitness Suite and Physiotherapy support
  • Discounted Hair & Beauty Treatments in the college salons
  • Discounted access to children’s holiday clubs, working with the college partner ‘Funda’