Head of Business and Computing, Wigan

Closing date:

Wigan and Leigh CollegeWigan

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Circa £42,000, more for exceptional candidates
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Business and Computing

Circa £42,000, more for exceptional candidates.

This position attracts our Golden Hello scheme, please contact 01942 76 1565 for more information.

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.

The College is looking for an exceptional leader and manager to join our high committed College Management Team, leading our teams in Business, Computing & IT and our professional service areas including CIPD and AAT.  This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Head of Department to join our College and lead these areas at an exciting phase in their development. 

About you

A strong, experienced curriculum manager is essential with sound people management skills and a passion for developing and engaging teams.  Skills in the Digital specialism will be highly desirable as we launch our new Digital Academy with its state of the art facilities next summer.

We have an excellent student community who have a passion for their chosen specialisms and work hard with our staff teams to be the best that they can be.  You will work with committed and talented teams in this fast developing area to provide excellent teaching and learning for our students.

As part of our wider College Management Team you can expect support from your peers and strong leadership from our Executive Team who are dedicated to putting the student at the heart of everything we do.

The College has an enriched staff community and a wide range of benefits that make the College a great place to work.

These include:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Higher than average employer contribution pension scheme
  • Commitment to the development of our staff
  • Staff Award scheme and regular Staff Celebrations
  • A wide range of Health and Wellbeing and enrichment activities for staff
  • Discounts and offers with local companies

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

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.

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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Interested?  If you would like further information on this role, please get in touch with our HR team on 01942 761565.  We look forward to receiving your application.​



More about Wigan and Leigh College
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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: PO Box 53, Parson's Walk, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1RS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1942 761600
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