Director of Faculty - Landbased, South Staffordshire

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South Staffordshire CollegeSouth Staffordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

 Director of Faculty – Landbased    

Salary – Competitive

Rodbaston Campus

Job ref:  HR1718-138


We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our College at a very exciting time. We are on a journey to outstanding, and you can make a real difference to help realise our ambitious growth plans as our Director of Faculty for Land based provision.  

As a Director of Faculty you will be a key member of the College Senior Leadership structure with responsibility for managing a number of curriculum areas. This role will be based at our Rodbaston Campus, where you will be responsible for our land based provision which incorporates countryside management, agriculture, horticulture, floristry, veterinary care, animal care, equine and more.  You will have teaching experience as well as the skills to plan, develop and monitor an innovative land based curriculum, incorporating all provision types and funding streams.

The vision of South Staffordshire College is “Transforming the life chances of our communities.” The College has 4 core values: Togetherness – Working together to provide an outstanding experience for our learners, employers and communities, Standards – High performance to enhance life chances and success of learners, communities and employers, Sustainability – A beacon for sustainable development, educate, inspire and enhance quality of life, Customer Care – Exceed the expectations of all by providing creative leadership, inclusivity and respect for people and their future.

Our drive is towards excellence and we need your skills to further raise success rates, effectively target learning support and develop a dynamic and entrepreneurial culture to provide an outstanding learner experience.

This is an important role within the College Senior Leadership Team, managing and developing these growing sectors, reporting to the Assistant Principal – Curriculum and contributing to the overall leadership and direction of the College as a whole.

Ideally you will have significant experience of managing the curriculum delivery teams in the post 16 sector, excellent communication skills and knowledge or industrial experience in either sector. You will be capable of implementing and leading improvement in these curriculum areas and demonstrating its impact in terms of tangible results.  You will also use your skills to motivate and inspire a large team to embrace continuous change helping to ensure that the College is Ofsted ready at all times in these sectors.

So if this sounds like you, you’re ready for a fresh challenge and want the opportunity to make a significant difference in an ambitious organisation then we’d love to hear from you.  If you would like an informal conversation about this role our Deputy Chief Executive, Kirk Hookham, would be pleased to talk with you. To arrange a telephone conversation with Kirk please contact Sarah Hare on  01785 710501 or 07884 990724


Closing date:   Monday 16 July 2018

Interviews to be held w/c 23 July 2018


The application forms (part A and part B) can be found on our vacancies homepage.

Alternatively, you can request an application pack by emailing recruitment@southstaffs.ac.uk

All completed applications to be returned to recruitment@southstaffs.ac.uk by the closing date.


South Staffordshire College is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, medical clearance and satisfactory references.  Please be aware successful applicants will be expected to fund their own DBS check, which is currently at £44.00.



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Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Address: Rodbaston Campus, Rodbaston, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5PH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1785 712209
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