Head of Business, Huddersfield

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Greenhead CollegeHuddersfield
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Start date: 28 August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: From £29,465.00 to £44,817.00 per annum, depending on number of years teaching experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Located on an attractive campus close to Huddersfield town centre, with an easy commute from much of the North West and Yorkshire, Greenhead College has been providing the highest quality academic Sixth Form College (16-18) education in the area for 40 years.

At Greenhead College, we are very proud of our students’ achievements and we have a strong ethos of ambition and aspiration which runs through all aspects of College life. The philosophy of the College is based on the understanding that each student is to be valued as an individual. A successful and thriving Sixth Form College, and heavily over-subscribed [there are almost double the number of applicants as there are places to accommodate them], the College delivers A levels - in over 30 subject areas - to over 2,300 students who come from all over Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Greenhead College is recognised locally and nationally as a leading provider of education and has a long history of exceptional results. Our examination results are outstanding: the pass rate at A Level is extremely high, as is the proportion of students gaining top grades. In national education tables Greenhead College is ranked third in two key categories: firstly, in terms of high student grades in key academic subjects valued by leading universities and secondly, for ‘value added’, the measure which judges how much progress students have made on their course since their GCSEs.

The Business Department at Greenhead College teaches Pearsons A Level Business and was rated ‘Outstanding’ at the most recent Ofsted inspection. The department is among the most successful in the College and consistently achieves outstanding results and value added.

The College wishes to appoint a Head of Business to manage our large and highly successful department. The successful applicant will manage a team of six teachers, in addition to teaching up to four groups towards A Level examinations in Business. We are first and foremost looking for a Head of Department who is highly committed to quality teaching, a well organised administrator and a strong leader and motivator. The full list of criteria required for this role can be found within the person specification attached. Please indicate how you meet this criteria when completing your application.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please complete and submit the following documents:

  •  The TES application form behind the apply below;
  • A supporting letter of application, with CV, if you consider it useful;
  • Details of examination results, where applicable, for classes taught in the last four years.

All applications should be submitted to Jessica Norcliffe, Human Resources Manager, Greenhead College, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4ES, or if you prefer, electronically as an email attachment to jnorcliffe@greenhead.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is noon on 19 March 2018 and interviews will be held on 28 March 2018. 

If you apply and are unsuccessful in being called to interview, can we thank you in advance for your time and trouble in making this application. Due to time constraints it would be impossible to respond to everyone individually - we hope that you will understand.

Greenhead College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all of its students and staff. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to recruitment checks, including an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Greenhead College is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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Address: Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1484 422032