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Head of Sport, Public Services and Business
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Head of Sport, Public Services and Business

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Wigan and Leigh College


Up to £40,533
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
1 December 2017

Job overview

Join Wigan & Leigh College on our journey to outstanding

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. With over 6,500 students and a turnover of £26m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow. 

The College has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and services to meet the needs of the local community and support the economic transformation of Wigan and surrounding areas.  

The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study and employment.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking, enthusiastic and highly productive department at an exciting time in their development. We provide students with the professional and technical skills and knowledge needed for careers across these sectors and have an extensive alumni of successful professionals.  

You will have an excellent proven track record of coordinating teaching, learning and assessment and development of practical, professional and vocational programmes, as well as a current and strong understanding of curriculum opportunities and developments in these specialist areas. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead and develop sport as one of the Colleges centres of excellence. 

As a capable and strategic curriculum manager, you will coordinate and line manage a diverse and exceptionally skilled and experienced team. Delivering courses in partnership with other institutions and professional bodies, you will also have a strong ability to develop productive relationships with your colleagues, learners and new opportunities with external partners and other areas in the college. Your ideas of how employable skills can be creatively included in the curriculum and assessing learner progress will be innovative and motivating as well as thorough.   

Applicants for this post must have a commitment to leading and delivering outstanding teaching and learning. The department requires a leader that has a strong vocational background in a related context, a proven track record in delivering outstanding results and a vision for creating a curriculum that offers a unique learning experience.  

The post holder will be based across campuses in Wigan and Leigh and would have the opportunity of developing a responsive curriculum which would incorporate the development of a range of successful programmes, including Higher Education, placing Wigan and Leigh College as a leader in these areas of provision.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join the College Management Team on its journey to outstanding and to be part of a College which is dedicated to the success of its students. 

The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.  

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check.  

The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.

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About Wigan and Leigh College

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Wigan and Leigh College is a further education college in Wigan, Greater Manchester, which has been providing education and training locally for more than 150 years. It employs around 1,000 staff and has a student roll of about 17,000. Further education students can choose the A-level professional honours programme or vocational qualifications such as BTECs. An expanding higher education portfolio of foundation degrees, top-up degrees, higher nationals and certificates is available to adult students of all ages, both full-time and part-time. 

Wigan and Leigh College operates from several sites across the borough: the Parson’s Walk Centre, School for the Arts and Pagefield Centre are in Wigan, close to the town centre. The Image Centre and Leigh College are close to the town centre of Leigh. 


Anna Dawe 

Values and vision 

Wigan and Leigh College aims to be a beacon of educational excellence, transforming the lives of the individuals and communities it serves.  Teaching and learning is at the heart of the college’s ethos. Equality and diversity are highly valued. The college and its students work in partnership with others to maximise the contribution made to local, regional and national economic development.   

Ofsted report

“Teachers engage enthusiastically in the development of their teaching skills and readily share good practice among themselves. Staff support learners with high needs exceptionally well so that they are included fully in the life of the college and develop good independent living skills.”   

View Wigan and Leigh College’s latest Ofsted report 

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