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Director of Quality Improvement

Director of Quality Improvement

Leicester College


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
23 January 2018

Job overview

We are one of the largest Further Education Colleges in the UK with more than 22,000 learners studying with us on a wide range of courses. Our mission is to equip people with the skills they need to be successful in education, in work and business and in their personal lives.

This is an exciting time for Leicester College. We have just been inspected and are awaiting publication of the report, so this is a great opportunity for a new Director of Quality Improvement to help shape the future direction of the College. We are looking for an outstanding person to build on strengths we already have to lead and drive further development in teaching, learning and assessment, and create and maintain a culture of continuous improvement with an unrelenting focus on high expectations, progress and achievement.

With strong influencing skills, you will quickly develop effective working partnerships with curriculum areas, leading a quality team which will focus on improving performance and quality still further, putting in place innovative solutions to support the achievement of College targets and objectives.

You will have strategic vision and drive, together a strong track record of success in leading and managing quality development and improvement within a further education environment, ideally with experience as the college nominee or as an inspector. As a resilient manager comfortable with change, your ability to deliver improvement and change is as important as your skills in planning and developing strategy.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Julie Fessey on 0116 2242018 who will arrange a telephone call with Verity Hancock, Principal.

Closing date: 23 January 2018
Interviews: 08 February 2018

Leicester College is proud of its diverse workforce and welcomes applications from the whole community.

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About Leicester College

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+44 116 224 2240

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 Leicester College is a further education college complex and one of the largest of its kind in England, with 22,300 students on the school roll as of the most recent inspection. This is comprised of mostly adults on part-time courses, and around 4,300 learners aged 16 to 19 on full-time study programmes. The college employs over 1,300 people, and in recent years has invested £44 million in providing state-of-the-art facilities. There are three main three college campuses in the Leicester area, and several community venues. The city of Leicester has a population of 330,000, making it the largest city in the East Midlands region. A famous former alumni of the college is celebrity stylist Gok Wan.


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Values and vision

Leicester College prides itself on giving everyone an excellent experience, offering exceptional study and social facilities in the heart of the city. Friendly and supportive staff are committed to putting learning at the heart of every decision made at the College. Close relationships with local and national companies ensure that the training offered is tailored to meet the expectations of employers and provide skill learners require for an increasingly competitive jobs market.


“The adult programme meets local needs effectively. This is particularly so for the large community ESOL provision and the range of courses that promote employability skills relevant to Leicester’s diverse communities. Adult learners are highly motivated and make good progress in vocational courses. For example, accountancy learners demonstrate analytical development of skills and knowledge related to their preferred choice of career.”

View Leicester College’s latest Ofsted report 

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