Director of Business and Computing, Bolton

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Bolton Sixth Form CollegeBolton

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Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £49,149
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

“Student’s behaviour is exemplary, and they display high levels of respect and tolerance towards their peers and staff. Students are motivated, enjoy their classes and are keen to learn. Attendance is high and very few students are late for classes.” (Osfted 2017)

Director of Business and Computing

£49,149 plus Teachers’ Pension Scheme, plus Pay Award pending

Full-Time and Permanent Contract

A relocation package may be available for candidates requiring it 


We are looking for a talented and passionate leader who will help develop the College further towards our goal of becoming a centre of excellence for business and computing related subjects, strengthening especially our A Level provision through innovative curriculum development, cutting-edge teaching and learning methods, using data effectively and encouraging a collegiate and stimulating environment for students and staff alike. Bolton Sixth Form College offers a mix of A Levels and BTEC courses in the department and is located in Bolton, Greater Manchester; easily commutable from most of the cities and towns in the North West via the M60, M61, M62 and M56.

Business and computing is a large department within the College with – there are 434 students studying business related courses (Business, Economics and Accounting) and 247 studying computing or IT. Our BTEC is outstanding with a D*-D pass rate of 98% at Extended Diploma and 92 for the Subsidiary Diploma Courses. Our A level is generally good (and in some areas outstanding) but we believe there is strong potential for improvement to properly deliver the aspirations of all our students.

The post would be ideal for someone with a successful proven record of accomplishment in achieving high added value in A level Business (in a Sixth Form College, GFE College or 11-18 schools with experience of key stage 5) and with examiner, senior examiner experience (though not essential). We are seeking an individual with ambition and drive, and who sees a directorate of faculty leadership position as the next step in their career. The ability to contribute to other subjects in the department and BTEC experience would be useful but is not essential.

We offer:

• Full support from a dedicated, inspirational and approachable leadership team who care about the wellbeing of staff

• A collegiate approach to the best practice, with a consultative yet inclusive style

• The opportunity to join a modern, dynamic, growing and successful Sixth Form College

• Dedicated career development and advice and a real platform toward further career success.

• The closing date for applications: Sunday 13th October 2019 @ 11:59pm

• Interviews to be held: Friday 18th October 2019


Bolton Sixth Form College is committed to, and actively promotes, equal opportunities for all its students and staff. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 




More about Bolton Sixth Form College
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Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: Town Centre Campus, Deane Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5BU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1204 846215
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