South Quay College (SQC) is an outstanding 14-19 provider with a solid track record of impacting young people's lives through education, work-related learning and personal development. Having originally been established as an alternative provision, we have recently repositioned ourselves as an enterprise specialist college.
Our programmes consist of a Key Stage 4 Alternative Provision for students who have struggled to thrive in mainstream education, and a Key Stage 5 college for 16-19 year olds aspiring to a work-related learning route. Many of our students face significant barriers to education and employment and our delivery model seeks to address these barriers. Our aim is to support and equip our students to progress to positive, sustained outcomes in education and employment.
Our provision has an intensively staffed pastoral model, with all students offered one to one coaching and progression support.
Context of the role
At South Quay College, we operate a small school model with a holistic and inclusive approach to learning, and an emphasis on personal development. Students follow a vocational pathway, core curriculum subjects, and a dynamic programme of enterprise and citizenship activities that develop their transferable skills and fuel their ambitions.
We are looking for a highly experienced professional with teaching and ideally some management or leadership experience, to join our team in a unique role that brings together expertise in vocational education and enterprise. The post-holder will ideally have a variety of fitness industry experience as well as experience of teaching fitness instructing and personal training. Experience in enterprise, delivering work-based learning programmes or other vocational areas currently delivered at the college would also be advantageous, as we are keen to grow a dynamic, work-based approach to learning that benefits both our students and the wider community.
The post holder will be responsible for leading a small team of staff to deliver our sports and fitness programmes, and managing the use of our sport facilities. Our longer term aim is to develop our programmes in Fitness & Personal Training into a community hub model that enables students to gain real hands-on work experience whilst achieving qualifications that will equip them for the future.
The successful candidate will be a resilient self-starter who will foster a spirit of both innovation and excellence in his/her team. He/She will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, and be able to transform the learning experiences of even the most disengaged students.
The successful candidate will be both entrepreneurial minded, as well as a passionate and excellent educator. In addition the ideal candidate will also have a desire to support students who are marginalised from mainstream opportunities to fulfil their potential through innovative and inspiring teaching and learning.
Application closing date : 19th October 2018, 9am.