Programme Lead - Skills for Employment

Eastern Colleges Group
Bury St Edmunds [Suffolk]
£30,066 - £30,066 Per Year
24 Jan 2023 09:54
14 Feb 2023 08:00
Further Education
Job Level
Team Leader / Supervisor
Adult Learning
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Programme Lead - Skills for Employment

Programme Lead - Skills for Employment

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds

37 hours per week, Full Time, Permanent

Flexible hours and fractional post (0.8FTE) will be considered.

Salary: £30,066 per annum (based on full time)

West Suffolk College is one of the country’s leading further education and apprenticeship providers. Our apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average. We offer many degrees, HNCs and HNDs at our focused and inclusive University Studies Centre. We have around 13,000 students including nearly 2,000 apprentices studying with us.

We are seeking an individual to assist the Head of curriculum to support the continuing success within our Skills for Employment provision. In this role you will manage a small team of tutors who teach a diverse range of subjects and courses including SWAPs (Sector based work academy programmes), courses supporting our adult students into sustainable employment across various sectors such as the civil service, health and care and logistics. 

Our curriculum also supports personal and professional development of adults who wish to switch career or would like to upskill to enable career progression.  The courses vary in level, delivery model and duration and are continually being adapted to meet the needs of students, our communities and the skills demand within our local labour market.  You will be responsible for leading the planning and delivery of programmes within this exciting and varied Adult Curriculum and continue to build on the excellent relationships with employers and DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) colleagues within the county.

The successful candidate should have a passion for adult learning and be able to convey this to staff and students. Previous experience of working within a teaching environment with a clear understanding of learning and assessment, along with experience of being a team leader are essential.

As a College, our Character Strengths and Mission Statement underpin our expectations of all our students and employees.  Please familiarise yourself with these and incorporate them into your personal statement; this will be of benefit if you are invited to attend for an interview.

This is an opportunity to join a hugely supportive organisation where we value, support and facilitate your professional development, as well as offering many other benefits including an attractive pension scheme, staff wellbeing initiatives and employee assistance.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information please contact our recruitment team at: [email protected]

Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected] – if you have not heard from a member of the HR Team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion. 

Closing Date: 8:00am on Wednesday 15th February

Interviews: Will be held on Wednesday 22nd February

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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