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Curriculum Manager - Access to HE and Higher Education

Warrington & Vale Royal College is seeking to appoint a Curriculum Manager, with a proven track record of success in raising standards and inspiring learning, to lead our department of Access to HE and Higher Education.

Dynamic and highly credible, you will manage and motivate learners and staff to achieve their potential. You will lead by example, securing excellent learner progress and achievement. The department will thrive and grow under your leadership and your influence will extend across the college as we work together as one team to achieve our goals. You will be experienced in working with adult and/or higher education learners and understand the highly complex barriers to learning that these learners often face. You will be creative, robust and appropriate in your approaches to supporting learners in order to ensure strong student outcomes. You will be focused on the quality of the learner experience and will drive a culture of excellence in the teams you lead. It is desirable that you have previously undertaken a curriculum or subject leader role and that you have experience in working with/knowledge of Office for Students regulations, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), QAA and the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (42 days for Curriculum Managers, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure days, pro rata for part time)
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Employee benefits package
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Full programme of training and mentoring
  • Induction programme and buddy scheme
  • Flexible working, where appropriate
  • Focus on sustainability

In October 2019 the College was officially commended as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and we celebrated some of the highest pass rates in England, ranking us in the top 10 nationally for the third consecutive year. Our mission is ‘Realising potential, transforming lives’. Our environment is inclusive, friendly and supportive, with high expectations for both staff and students. To thrive in our environment, you will need to be resilient, positive, able to work autonomously, have a strong work ethic, and put our learners at the heart of everything you do.

Suitable candidates should possess appropriate academic qualifications, which should include a combination of an honours degree or equivalent professional qualification, and a teaching qualification.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and a Prohibition Check.

Please note that it is college policy that referees of short-listed candidates will automatically be approached prior to interview. One reference should be from your current or most recent employer.

The College operates on 2 campuses – Warrington and Winsford.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested in this post please submit your application as soon as possible.

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