Chesterfield College

Director for Advanced Engineering, Building Technologies and Construction

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
£48,831 to £63,691 per annum
08 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

(37 hours per week/52 weeks per year)

We are seeking a visionary academic leader with a clear, imaginative and dynamic vision for the future of the Directorate. You will have a proven track record of driving up standards in technical and vocational training, generating significant growth and diversification of income which is in line with the skills priorities of the LEPs and key employers. With experience of working in a senior capacity, you will provide inspirational leadership to ensure the excellent performance of teaching, learning and assessment, to become recognised locally and nationally as outstanding by the students, employers and communities we serve.

You will have a strong track record in working with key employers and external stakeholders to achieve business growth and in developing new markets to support the College’s strategic intent to increase their income diversity. You will have experience of creating a responsive and comprehensive curriculum incorporating a range of provision types including apprenticeships which reflects the short and long-term needs of the regional economy and provides learners with clear ways to progress in their studies and to secure employment.

You will be passionate about developing delivery of new and advanced manufacturing, including renewable energies and knowledge-exchange with our local and regional employers.

You will have a minimum of 3 years’ senior management experience. You will also have substantial leadership experience of both business development and of teaching, learning and assessment.

Applications are welcomed from leaders working in the Further Education Sector, Private Worked Based Learning Providers and the Engineering and Construction Industry.

For further information about this outstanding opportunity, please contact David Malone, Director of Applied, Academic & Service Industries on 01246 500814 or

To apply for this role, please attach your CV and a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 to your application, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role (see Person Specification).

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

Closing date: 10.00am Monday 25 February 2019

Interview date: Monday 4 March 2019

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­An offer of employment at Chesterfield College will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Services.