Kirklees College

Curriculum Area Managers – Business, Computing and Digital

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
09 Jan 2019
21 Jan 2019
29113 & 29114
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

This is a fantastic opportunity for a curriculum leader to join our newly formed Business and Computing Faculty and work for an Ofsted “good” rated College whose journey to outstanding is well on its way and you can be part of this exciting journey.

Kirklees College is a great place to work where we endeavour to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Equality, Respect, Care, Efficiency and Innovation in all that we do. As one team we live by our Mission of Creating Opportunity, Changing Lives.

Our achievement rate for full-time 16-18 courses is above the national average.  We have the highest achievement rate in West Yorkshire (and are 10th in England) for Apprenticeships 16-18.  In 2015/16 our pass rate was 94%.

Situated in the heart of Yorkshire, Kirklees College is a large and vibrant, multi-site college with major centres in Huddersfield and Dewsbury, offering a broad and comprehensive curriculum.  We have specialist vocational centres including Batley School of Art, Engineering Centre, Process Manufacturing Centre, Taylor Hill Centre for animal care, countryside conservation and equine and Brunel Construction Centre (Huddersfield).  A new centre opened in September 2018 in the heart of Dewsbury town centre for full-time students aged 16-19 including foundation learning, construction and motor vehicle.

About the role

These newly created roles are critical in developing and managing the curriculum and ensuring we become an outstanding provider. We need candidates who will develop a forward-thinking curriculum that will equip us to deliver T-levels and link into our higher level skills strategy.

A major organisational change programme has resulted in a new curriculum management structure and as part of this we are now seeking to appoint strong, innovative leaders to champion high-quality teaching, learning and assessment, drive up our apprenticeship offer and deliver outstanding results.

About You

With a strong track record in curriculum leadership and quality improvement you will have the ability to develop and implement effective operational strategies, motivate high performing teams within a broad faculty and leverage new opportunities. 

We are looking for an outstanding leader to support our Head of Faculty and the team in driving forward the objectives for this newly formed Faculty area. You will have a track record of effective resource management to ensure that maximum levels of efficiency are achieved. You will also ensure that the curriculum facilities evolve to keep pace with changing trends and technology and ensure the staff and skills reflect the needs of the curriculum and the employer skill requirements.  You will liaise with relevant stakeholders including employers, schools and universities to establish priorities for delivery across the curriculum that best meets their long-term needs and those of the region. For further details as attached is the Job Description and Person Specification.

If you are interested in applying for this role and want to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit and search under our latest vacancies page where you will find details on how to apply for this role.

Planned Interview date: Wednesday 6th of February 2019

If this sounds like the role for you, please do not hesitate to contact Christian Thersby, Head of Faculty- Business and Computing on 01484 437399 or for an initial informal chat. Please note that the college is closed from the 24th of December 2018 and we will be back to work on Monday the 7th January 2019.

 Kirklees College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As a College, we are committed to Equality, Diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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