Wigan & Leigh College

Head of Health & Social Care

Wigan, Greater Manchester
Up to £41,391
21 Mar 2019
21 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. With over 9,500 students and a turnover of £27m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow.   

The College, named FE College of the Year 2018 at the Educate North Awards, has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and services to meet the needs of the local community and support the economic transformation of Wigan and surrounding areas.   

The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study, apprenticeships and employment.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking, enthusiastic and diverse department at an exciting time in their development.  We provide students with the professional and technical skills and knowledge needed for careers across these sectors and have an extensive alumni of successful professionals.  The Department has a unique pre nursing programme in conjunction with bespoke and professional partnership and a state of the art ward classroom stocked with modern resources for students to learn in.

You will have an excellent proven track record of coordinating teaching, learning and assessment and development of practical, professional and vocational programmes, as well as a current and strong understanding of curriculum opportunities and developments in these specialist areas.  The Department also has a strong reputation for working with local employers on placements to develop students work based skills.

As a capable and strategic curriculum manager, you will coordinate and line manage a diverse, skilled and experienced team from a range of professional backgrounds. Delivering courses in partnership with other institutions and professional bodies, you will also have a strong ability to develop productive relationships with your colleagues, learners and new opportunities with external partners and other areas in the college. Your ideas of how employable skills can be creatively included in the curriculum and assessing learner progress will be innovative and motivating as well as thorough.  You will be a visionary team leader who can motivate and demonstrate strong leadership/coaching skills.

Applicants for this post must have a commitment to leading and delivering outstanding teaching and learning. The department requires a leader that has a strong vocational background in a related context, a proven track record in delivering outstanding results and a vision for creating a curriculum that offers a unique learning experience.

The post holder will be based across campuses in Wigan and Leigh and would have the opportunity of developing a responsive curriculum which would incorporate the development of a range of successful programmes, including Higher Education, placing Wigan and Leigh College as a leader in these areas of provision.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the College Management Team on its journey to outstanding and to be part of a College which is dedicated to the success of its students.

The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.  

To comply with legislation, you are required to obtain a DBS check for your role. We will be asking Protocol National Ltd/Esafeguarding Ltd to undertake this process on our behalf.

The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.

Wigan and Leigh college is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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