Animal Management and Land-based Commercial Manager

RNN Group
Rotherham [South Yorkshire]
£42,420 per annum
17 Jul 2020 16:05
03 Aug 2020 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Agriculture / Horticulture
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Animal Management and Land-based Commercial Manager

Full time, permanent

Salary; £42,420 per annum

Location; Dearne Valley College

The Role

In this key role, you will have responsibility for the Group land-based and animal management provision including the commercial strategy and its’ operations. You will provide dynamic leadership both day to day and with the commercial operation of these areas.

You will support the Senior Leadership Team by leading on the introduction, design and delivery of the new land-based curriculum at the Dearne Valley College and land-based projects across the RNN Group.

As an operational lead for this area, you will line manage teaching, support and technical staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality education and training and successful commercial opportunities linked to the curriculum. You will set high expectations for learner success and pro-actively drive forward college strategies for the curriculum, quality improvement, digital learning and business engagement which will support the Group’s ambition to become outstanding.

We have entered an exciting phase of curriculum development at the 20-acre site at Dearne Valley College offering new career pathways and qualifications in animal care and land-based studies. You will lead on the land-based curriculum development and undertake due diligence in respect of the sourcing of new animals and the transfer of animals within our collection, as well as establishing commercial activity that supports and enhances the curriculum offer.

Have you got what it takes?

We are looking to recruit a talented individual who has expert animal science and management knowledge; has managed a successful land-based department and who has proven commercial experience and knowledge of providing a curriculum that responds to the business environment. An understanding of animal management within a commercial environment would be desirable.

It is essential that you have proven ability and experience in managing projects to successful outcomes. You will work with internal stakeholders to ensure the new land-based provision opens as planned in September 2020 and is successful.

In your application you will be able to demonstrate;

  • Evidence of consistent high performance in curriculum and people management reflected in outcomes for learners and financial performance, including the building external relationships and embedding of strategic initiatives into operational departments. You will be able to clearly identify the impact you have personally made to enable this to happen
  • Evidence of a track record in successfully managing projects
  • Possession of teaching qualification and have a land-based or animal science and management qualification at an appropriate level in addition to animal science and management expertise
  • You will also possess Literacy and Numeracy at Level 2 or above

Why work for us?

  • Auto-enrolment to Teachers Pension Scheme
  • 35 days annual leave + PBH and college closure days
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part-time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry-recognised qualifications

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and dynamic individual to join our existing team. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to these values too; Respect, Support, Inclusion, Excellence and Partnership.

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required to undertake a DBS check.

Closing date: Monday 3 August 2020 – if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

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