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Deputy Head of Art, Design, Performing Arts & Media

Wigan and Leigh CollegeWigan

Deputy Head of Art, Design, Performing Arts & Media

Join Wigan & Leigh College on our journey to outstanding.

  • •Do you have a passion for the Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Creative Media?
  • •Would you enjoy working in a cross-disciplinary way with practitioners from different disciplines?
  • •Have you organised and directed professional standard, high-profile exhibitions, shows or performances for external audiences?
  • •Are you excited by the prospect of working with a friendly, skilled and highly-motivated teaching and technical team?
  • •Can you demonstrate a strong record of teaching and learning through formal observation feedback and high-grade achievement profiles for learners?

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2  College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway  on its journey to become Outstanding.  With over 9,500 students and a turnover of £30m, 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 support the economic transformation of Wigan and the surrounding areas.  As a growing college we are in a strong position to continue to invest in our campuses with the development of state of the art facilities.

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, apprenticeships and employment.     

Working closely with the Head of Art, Design, Media and Performing Arts, you will need to be a dynamic and inspirational leader whilst having a clear focus on successful outcomes and aspirational targets.

You will require a thorough understanding of quality processes with a focus on improvement in teaching, learning and assessment, whilst ensuring that your areas of responsibility across the School for the Arts department are compliant with all college systems and policies.

You will be able to demonstrate your experience in planning and producing large scale, high standard productions and/or exhibitions which will enable our students to excel in their chosen field, develop their skills sets to commercial standards and have the confidence to work alongside professionals from their field.

As a strong leader, you will possess the personal skills to be innovative and ambitious whilst ensuring that high standards are maintained.

Qualified to at least Level 6 in either Performing Arts / Creative Arts / Media, you will be required to teach a number of hours as agreed with the Head, demonstrating high standards of teaching, learning and attainment, and ensuring continuous improvement to support positive student outcomes.

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

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list. To comply with legislation, you are required to obtain a DBS check for your role. We will be asking Protocol National Ltd/Esafeguarding Ltd to undertake this process on our behalf.

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

Wigan and Leigh college is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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