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Faculty Manager (A-Level and Business)

Faculty Manager (A-Level and Business)

Reading College


  • Expired
Up to £37,338 PA
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
21 December 2017

Job overview

About us

Activate Learning are a forward thinking, successful education group whose mission is to provide talent for business. Transforming lives through our learning philosophy.

We are a group of 3 Further Education Colleges, 5 schools, 2 apprenticeship providers and a business school. We run four colleges in Saudi Arabia and do international work in China, India and South East Asia. We serve approximately 30,000 students across our group each year.

Our focus is on learning and enabling all who work with us to gain the skills, knowledge and attributes to gain employment and be promotable and successfully employed for as long as they want. We concentrate on what motivates learning and creating the emotional environment for all of us at Activate Learning to gain confidences and resilience to learn how to develop ourselves. To achieve this we work closely with businesses to understand their needs and involve them in our developments.

The Role

Part of your role will be spent teaching and the other half will be spent improving team performance, with a corresponding improvement in the student experience and student outcomes. You will also work with the Faculty Co-ordinators to ensure high quality organisational planning and compliance with necessary administrative procedures.

The Person

This is a key role and as such we're seeking an exceptional candidate who holds a teaching qualification and has significant teaching experience as a successful teacher with the 16–19 age group. You will have an understanding of what makes outstanding teaching and learning and proven management/ leadership experience. For the A-Level and Business Faculty Manager, you must be a vocational specialist.

So if you have experience of working with individuals and teams to develop their performance and experience of working in an FE environment then you could be what we're looking for. In return, we can offer you a range of benefits:

  • ongoing professional development
  • pension scheme
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • childcare vouchers
  • discounted rail tickets

Interview date: W/C Monday 18 December 2017

Any person offered a position will be required to complete a DBS application. Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

About Reading College

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Reading College is a mixed, non-denominational further education college in Berkshire serving students from the age of 16 and above. Reading College has over 8,000 students attending every year. It is a partnership of Activate Learning, (an international group of secondary schools, further and higher education colleges) and the Learning and Skills Network.

Formerly Reading Technical College, Reading College was opened in 1955. The college offers A-levels, apprenticeships, foundation programmes, vocational training and LLD/D programmes for school leavers and adult learners. Facilities include Apple Mac suites, engineering workshops, photography studios and dark rooms, a hair and beauty training salon and MOT standard motor vehicle workshops. 


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Values and vision

Reading College’s vision is to be an inclusive learning environment where everyone is treated as equals. The college wants to be a place that is free from discrimination on all grounds and where difference is celebrated. Reading College wants all students to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential and fulfil their goals and ambitions during their time learning. The Berkshire college’s focus is to provide an engaging and inspiring learning environment for students to feel motivated and works to ensure that personal career plans are put in place for individuals. The college encourages students to practice their industry skills through work placements in order for them to be fully prepared for their future work and further develop in skills, knowledge and confidence. 


“Teaching, learning and assessment are good, which is leading to improved outcomes for most learners. Most lessons are good and a significant minority, particularly in independent living and leisure skills, and in catering, are outstanding.”

View Reading College’s latest Ofsted report  

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