Myerscough College

Head of General Education

Location
Preston, Lancashire
Salary
£34,264 - £45,995 per annum relating to qualifications and experience.
Posted
26 Jul 2018
Closes
13 Aug 2018
Ref
HGE
Job Level
Head of
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College, Land-based College

Recognised by Ofsted as a 'GOOD' college, this is an exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s best performing land-based colleges. As Head of General Education you will be responsible for the development, planning and organisation of the College’s Functional Skills/Employability and GCSE provision. You will also manage and lead dedicated staff teams and provide support for academic quality standards and success in the learning area for English and Maths for Further Education students and Apprentices across the College.

It is essential that you have a teaching qualification and Level 3/4 English and/or Maths.

Key Tasks And Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the development, planning and organisation of the College’s Functional Skills/Employability and GCSE provision
  • To provide leadership and co-ordination for the provision at Preston and the College’s other campuses.  This will involve close liaison with Assistant Principal FE, Heads of Area, Assistant Heads of Area, Heads of Centre.
  • To be responsible for the College’s English and Maths provision, including the line management of the team and curriculum planning, delivery and performance within the department.
  • To support the recruitment, retention and achievement of students in the learning area.
  • To support curriculum planning, timetabling and staff organisation when necessary.
  • To have direct responsibility for the income and expenditure budgets for the learning area.
  • The main focus of the Head of General Education position is the development, planning, management and organisation of the provision. The Head of General Education will provide support for academic quality standards and success in the learning area for English and maths teaching and learning.

Duties:

To provide leadership for the provision and development of English and Maths at Myerscough and the College’s other centres and Apprenticeship and Skills English and maths Functional Skills delivery around the country.  This will include external liaison with external bodies and other organisations.

To be responsible for the achievement of targets for course recruitment, retention and achievement.  The recruitment of students to agreed target levels and the marketing of courses within the learning area are important priorities.

To manage the pay and non-pay income and expenditure budgets for the learning area, to remain within budget.

To lead the drive to improve quality standards in the learning area working closely with the quality team and the Heads of Area.  Ensure success rates are better than or equal to national benchmarks.

To conduct effective line management for the staff you have responsibility for.  This will involve target setting and staff review.  The conduct of lesson observation and the provision of the relevant support for staff.  The Head of General Education will be responsible for the efficient and effective utilisation of staff, and their standard of work and conduct.

To plan and allocate staff and physical resources at Myerscough in a manner which makes optimal use of resources to deliver high quality education and training.  This will involve responsibility for curriculum planning and the development of timetables.

To support the delivery of courses in the relevant subject discipline at the College’s other centres as well as Apprentice and Skills across the country. This will include liaison with the relevant Heads of Centres, the organisation of relevant internal verification, the provision of subject based staff development and the sharing of expertise.

To participate in the marketing of courses and contribute to the College’s overall marketing effort.

To participate in inspections and audits when these are initiated either internally within the College or by external bodies.

All teachers must maintain membership of the Institute for Learning (IFL) and meet annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Promote the College values:

  • Respect for yourself, each other and the environment
  • Welcoming, honest and inclusive       
  • Happy, safe and supportive culture
  • Inspiring learners and staff      to be the best they can be
  • Positive and innovative

To promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at every opportunity.

In return we can offer you:

  • Competitive terms and conditions Inc. Teachers’ pension
  • Highly motivated and professional staff team
  • Friendly and welcoming environment
  • Impressive facilities
  • Access to funding for professional development
  • Free parking

Salary: £34,264 - £45,995 per annum relating to qualifications and experience.

Closing Date:  Monday 13th August 2018.

Please quote AoC as your application source when asked

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