Curriculum Manager Gaming and Media Department, London

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Big Creative AcademyLondon

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Start date: 13th August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £37000
Contract term: Permanent

Big Creative Training (BCT) job specification (curriculum manager gaming and media department)

Big Creative Training is a well-established and expanding creative industry training provider with a long track record of delivering positive outcomes for learners. Our mission is to improve the lives of young people through high quality training and creative industry experiences. We have more than 300 young people per year going through our vocational training programmes including apprenticeships and they all take qualifications in maths and English. We have great industry links and work with over 100 creative sector employers and SMEs. We are looking for an outstanding curriculum manager to join our gaming and media team based in Walthamstow, East London. The successful candidate will have maths and English at GCSE grade “C” or above, and will be educated to degree level in a relevant area with evidence of outstanding practice in a similar setting.

Key tasks

· The ability to work in a way that promotes the wellbeing of children and young people

· Plan and deliver exciting gaming lessons that support learner retention, achievement and progression

· Outstanding approach to curriculum delivery using project based methods of learning 

· Model and encourage the highest standards from team and learners

· Ensure a high standard industry experience for learners with guest speakers and visits

· Plan and deliver an outstanding holistic wellbeing curriculum 

· Line management of tutors incorporating KPI data to manage performance inc budgets

· Track progress of learners and initiate support plans

· Plan and run weekly team meetings with staff using KPI data

· Work with parents and carers to support students and coordinate parent’s evenings

· Experience of internal verification of both assignments and assessment decisions

· Co-ordinate team timetables into a delivery plan and manage the process

· Lead the delivery of the IV schedule, draw up sample plans and coordinate

Desired qualities

· Experience of working in the creative industries using an entrepreneurial approach

· Extremely organised and able to manage own work load effectively and flexibly

· Highly motivated and driven to succeed in a competitive and rewarding environment

· Outstanding teaching and communication skills and experience of good / outstanding Ofsted 

· Previous team leadership and pastoral experience would be very helpful

· Positive, solution focused and proactive when managing and responding to data 

· Assertive and self-confident in management of team

· Kind, empathic and supportive but challenging when needed

· Committed and willing to “go the extra mile” to meet targets

· Ambitious – will not settle for less than outstanding standards of work and behaviour

· Lead IV or EV qualification and experience

Benefits of working for BCT

· Company pension scheme and healthcare cashback scheme

· Supportive, caring and developmental environment

· Creative and innovative approach to education

· Be part of a successful and expanding organisation

Salary and days of work

· This is a full time position 9am to 5pm with 18 hours teaching per week

· Salary is £37000 for a fully qualified teacher and £34000 for unqualified

· 32 days holidays plus bank holidays (40 days in total to be taken in college holiday periods)

· Start date 13th August 2018

How to apply

For an informal conversation about the role please call Darren Peers on 020 3873 5800.

Please complete the TES application form and additionally send a covering letter detailing how you meet each of the criteria above and explaining why you would like to work for BCT to by 5pm on 27th April 2018. 

To find out more about BCT and our approach to education please see 

Big Creative Training has been rated “good” by Ofsted in April 2017. You can read the full report here

“Leaders and staff successfully ignite young people’s enthusiasm for learning” (Ofsted)

BCT is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding all learners enrolled on our programmes and appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory references being obtained, and an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. 

Job location

More about Big Creative Academy
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Address: Big Creative Education Campus, Clifton Avenue, Walthamstow, London, E17 6HL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 498 3300
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