Barking & Dagenham College

Director of Planning, Innovation & Growth

Barking, London (Greater)
£62,118 to £78,668 plus £1,812 London weighting Per annum
09 Aug 2018
23 Aug 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

Technical Skills Academy


Technical Skills Academy


£62,118 to £78,668 plus £1812 London weighting Per annum,

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date: 

Thursday 23 August 2018

Interview Date: 

To be confirmed



Barking & Dagenham College is a vibrant and highly successful College in East London with circa 12,500 students, circa 500 established staff and a turnover of £35m. The College offers routes into learning from entry level through to MBA level, including apprenticeships, higher level apprentices, higher education and job centre plus clients. We have technical specialist areas from level 3 and above with a broad based curriculum up to level 2. We are immensely proud of the achievements of our students, our entrepreneurial and motivated staff team and our extensive partnership network.

The College trains circa 850 apprentices, including circa 110 higher level apprenticeships and delivers work place training, traineeships and higher level technical and professional specialisms in our strategic vocational areas; Advanced Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure; Creative, Digital & IT; Health, Care and Applied Science and Professional and Educational Services across the pan London occupational sectors.

With a new structure in place for the next academic year, we are seeking to appoint a Director to work alongside the Senior Leadership team in leading and developing BDC to respond positively and proactively to the opportunities within Barking. 

An adept networker, the successful candidate will have significant senior management experience within the Further Education sector of strategic and operational planning. You will be the key lead in supporting the college’s vision of creating the Barking Learning Community across all BDC sites in Barking, from entry to level 5. You will be responsible for ensuring that our offer meets and responds to local needs through delivering an excellent student experience and high progression outcomes

You will support the development of provision through innovative approaches to learning and inspire, lead and motivate staff and students to achieve the highest standards.

You will champion new business opportunities and build a culture of innovation and client led responsiveness.

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