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Director of Student Experience

Director of Student Experience

Barnsley College


Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
As soon as possible
Apply by:
4 February 2018

Job overview


Barnsley College is an outstanding institution with a track record of delivering high quality education and training. Ofsted have recognised us as 'Outstanding' and we are a Beacon College with results in the top 10% of colleges nationally.

Director of Student Experience – Barnsley Sixth Form College 

This is a full-time permanent post

£40,310 per annum

An opportunity has arisen to appoint an innovative, passionate and keen leader to a Director of Student Experience within our new £18m Sixth Form College. It is ideally suited to a candidate with aspiration to progress to senior management within a Sixth Form College or FE institution.

 Reporting to the Principal of Sixth Form, you will provide first class leadership that results in an outstanding student experience for our learners. You will have an innovative approach to student support and pastoral care, be able to motivate and influence staff and students, and have the stamina to manage a demanding workload.

Key benefits include 45 days' (pro rata) annual leave, including bank and public holidays, access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and a commitment to support job related training and development.

Please see the job description and person specification for further details. Please also see our strategic pillars for information on who we are and what we are about.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post or ask questions about Barnsley College in general, please ring Chris Webb, CEO on 01226 216409.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please see our "Current Vacancies" at The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 4 February 2018 at midnight and interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 21 February.

Barnsley College is committed to creating a dynamic and diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all candidates regardless of their gender, disability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

The 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. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

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About Barnsley College

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+44 1226 216216

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Barnsley College is rated outstanding by Ofsted. It has approximately 9,000 students and offers various programmes including vocational courses, A Levels, apprenticeships, technical courses (T Levels), part-time and Higher Education courses.  

Barnsley College is an outstanding place to work; our vision is to Transform Lives, not just for our students but for our staff too, and we encourage them to dream big. 

We employ approximately 800 people, making us one of the region’s largest employers. 

To ensure we retain our excellent people we invest in our workforce, giving them access to training, development and career progression opportunities. We also reward and look after our staff with generous annual leave entitlements, wellbeing programmes, regular staff development and networking events, flexible working opportunities, and many discounts and offers, such as reduced gym membership. 

Colleagues tell us that they like working at the College and this is reflected by our staff survey which consistently shows a high satisfaction rate.  

The College offers the following benefits to its staff in addition to competitive salaries: 

  • Generous leave entitlement (Teaching Staff – 55 days, Support and Management Staff – 47 days) 
  • Access to Local Government or Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
  • Cycle to work (cycle purchase scheme) 
  • Excellent access to the College by public transport 
  • Northern Rail season ticket scheme 
  • Comprehensive Wellbeing Programme including on-site health checks, access to smoking cessation services and weight management group 
  • Family Friendly Policies including enhanced maternity and parental leave and opportunities for job sharing and flexible working 
  • Training and Development including support for teaching staff to achieve a recognised teaching qualification, job related training and development for all staff to encourage career progression 
  • Reduced price gym membership for College staff at the Honeywell Sports Village facility 
  • Membership of the Westfield Health Scheme or Health Shield (contributory) through Payroll 
  • Discounted hairdressing, beauty and complementary therapies available at Images salon 
  • Access to support and advice on a range of financial, wellbeing and individual matters (including IMASS portal and access to counselling services) 
  • Access to a benefits website offering discounts at a number of retailers 
  • Free Microsoft Office 365 for personal use on up to five machines 

Wherever your expertise lies, if you’d like to work at a highly successful College in a supportive and nurturing environment, then you’re looking in the right place.

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