Salary: Circa £50k
Location: Newcastle and Stafford Site
Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) are seeking to appoint a dynamic, innovative leader to join us as our new Group Head of Sciences and Mathematics. This is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career with an Ofsted Outstanding college.
NSCG is Staffordshire’s largest and most successful further education college, placed in the top 10% of colleges nationally. Our vibrant campuses provide a warm and friendly welcome, with first class facilities and a dedicated staff team who put student success at the heart of everything they do. Our vision, strategy and culture helps to ensure we are recognised as an outstanding organisation where students and staff thrive, achieve and make a positive contribution to the cultural and economic prosperity of Staffordshire and beyond……we call it being ‘committed to excellence’.
With a number of significant, exciting capital projects underway to further improve our facilities and student experience, now is an exciting time to start your career journey with Staffordshire’s leading college.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate who is driven, experienced and passionate about making a real difference to the lives of our students. You will have group-wide curriculum responsibility for Sciences and Mathematics, with combined responsibility for A-Level Sciences and Maths, GCSE Science and vocational science courses, along with shared responsibility for existing HE science provision.
As a key member of the Academic Faculty Management Team you will have scope to utilise your experience to develop and shape our future curriculum offer. Your primary focus will be on three core areas: curriculum development, raising standards of teaching and learning and the leadership of staff. To be successful in this role, we believe you should have significant post-qualification teaching experience and a proven track record of motivating and leading people to achieve excellence. You should also have experience in, and be able to contribute to the teaching of one or more programme areas offered within the curriculum area.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop a flexible and innovative curriculum that is responsive to feedback from current learners and anticipates likely changes in demand from future learners.
Continually improve standards of course performance and teaching and learning across all areas within the curriculum area.
Provide clear leadership to all the staff within the curriculum area so that the Colleges group can achieve its overall objective of being excellent in all areas
Required Skills and Experience:
Holds an appropriate academic or professional qualification.
Has a full teaching qualification at level 5 or above.
Is experienced in teaching on programmes within the curriculum area.
Has interpersonal, motivational and communication skills of the highest order.
Can demonstrate a clear strategic vision for the curriculum area.
Has a good knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting teaching and learning within the curriculum area and affecting
the FE sector in general.
Is able to work as a member of a closely-knit team, making a positive contribution to the management of the area and its growing
success on two college sites.
What’s in it for you?
The college offers an excellent benefits package which includes:
Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
35 Days annual leave per year (plus 8 bank holidays and a 2 week closure period at Christmas)
How to apply
To apply for the role of Group Head of Sciences and Mathematics, please click ‘Apply Now’ to complete an online application form.
(If you are applying via a jobs board, you will receive an e-mail and link that will take you directly to our application form on the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group website).
The closing date for completed applications is 29th May 2022.
This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community