Curriculum Director - Creative & Digital Media, Sheffield

Closing date:Expiring soon

UTC SheffieldSheffield

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £45,204 - £48,679
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Curriculum Director Creative & Digital Media 

NOR: 600 (300 at Post 16) Age range: 13 -19 years Start: September 2019

Salary Range: £45,204 - £48,679 dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

UTC Sheffield provides a new and dynamic education. UTC Sheffield City Centre opened in September 2013 offering Engineering and Creative & Digital Media gaining a ‘Good’ Ofsted report in 2016.  Our second academy UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park opened in September 2016 offering Health Science, Sport Science and Computing also gaining a ‘Good’ Ofsted report in January 2019. 

We aim to deliver an outstanding educational experience grounded in real, relevant workplace practice. Partnerships with world-class companies, schools, colleges and universities give our students a unique start to their future careers. We provide training today for the jobs of tomorrow.

We are looking to recruit a Curriculum Director for Creative & Digital Media, to lead one of our two specialisms at the UTC that provide the unique, technical focus of the organisation. All students select a specialist subject, Creative & Digital Media or Engineering delivered in collaboration with employers, alongside core GCSEs at KS4 and A levels at Post-16.  This combination of academic and technical qualifications, supported by employer partners and universities, has resulted in 100% of our students gaining successful destinations upon completing their studies.

You will have a track record of successful operational delivery at a leadership level in a relevant setting and proven positive impact on raising standards and managing change.  You will be ready to take advantage of the opportunities presented by new educational developments including the review to Technical education and T levels. In addition, you should be a highly skilled practitioner who understands the challenges of educating 13 -19 year olds in an employer led technology rich environment.  

We are looking for engaging and inspirational individuals who have the business acumen to drive employer engagement and understand the impact this can have on student experience, aspiration, attainment, progress and destinations. Resilient, driven and focused, you will help to develop the UTC through the next phase of its evolution at a dynamic time for the Sheffield City Region and its communities.

The suitable candidate will; lead and manage the department, thereby ensuring that all students and team members adhere to the UTC values and policies and that all students taught within the department are given opportunities to maximise their potential; provide high quality teaching and assessments for all students studying within the department; lead and contribute to collaborative teaching and learning planning across departments to fully implement the holistic learning vision of the UTC; drive employer engagement within the Creative Digital Media specialism to ensure all students gain access to a wide range of employers and associated opportunities to develop the skills needed for the sector. 

Successful candidates will be expected to: 

• Lead the operational management of staff within the department

• Implement curriculum and assessment strategies 

• Monitor and report on the performance of all students within the department 

• Implement appropriate intervention strategies where required

• Embed employers into curriculum and delivery within the department

Candidates will require:

• The ability to work under pressure and as part of a team

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Experience that demonstrates an aptitude for operational departmental management

• Business acumen and experience of employer engagement

UTC Sheffield is sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University, The Sheffield College and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

For further information specific to the role, including how to apply visit

Closing date: Monday 6th May 2019 Interviews: Friday 17th May 2019

We are an employer who values equality and diversity and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

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More about UTC Sheffield
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: 111 Matilda Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4QF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 114 260 3970
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