Head of Curriculum, Wakefield

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Wakefield CollegeWakefield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

It is an exciting time to join Wakefield College. Staff, students and Governors are celebrating following a successful Ofsted Inspection where the College achieved a rating of ‘Good’ across all inspection areas.  Significant investment in our estate enables the College to provide modern teaching spaces which includes the recent opening of our Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre in addition to the acquisition and renovation of another prestigious historic building in the heart of our Wakefield City Campus, which is due to open in Summer 2019.   

As the Head of Curriculum, you will have responsibility for the areas of Computing & Digital Industries, Business, Sport, Public Services and Travel & Tourism which are renowned for strong teaching and learning resources.  The College is proud to have helped develop many students from these areas into successful professional careers, across the district. 

As Head of Curriculum for these subject areas, you'll be joining an already thriving department with a team of professional and passionate teachers, making the switch to Wakefield College an excellent opportunity for personal career growth.  

About the role:

You’ll be a key member of the senior leadership team, operating in a role that will include strategic responsibilities. Specifically, this will involve:

  • Leading the strategic growth and development of the curriculum, ensuring quality improvement measures are firmly embedded
  • Actively promoting a high-performance culture and ethos, aimed at delivering strong levels of engagement and an environment of continuous improvement amongst all colleagues
  • Developing a high-quality curriculum offering across all levels of programmes and courses, enabling meaningful progression routes for learners and the provision of an excellent student experience
  • Positively supporting and ensuring the implementation of the College’s strategic plan, key strategies and initiatives

More about you:

Already a qualified teacher, who’s progressive, adaptable and currently operating at a managerial level, you should also have a proven track record of leading teams in the successful achievement of challenging targets. In addition, we’re expecting you to demonstrate:

  • The ability to establish a culture of high expectations and high performance amongst staff and students alike, leading to excellent standards of teaching and learning and positive learner experience 
  • A strategic outlook and the necessary know-how to accurately assess the quality of teaching and learning through direct observation and other measures
  • A passion for helping people achieve their potential and progress to further studies or employment.

See what we have to offer and come join us. You won’t be disappointed.

For more information about Wakefield College and the opportunity to apply, please click the Apply button and you will be redirected to our college website.

Closing date: 11am Monday 25 March 2019

Assessment days:  4 / 5 April 2019

Transforming lives through learning…

…by enabling young people, adults and employers to fulfil their potential.

Wakefield College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhance Disclosure from the DBS.



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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wakefield Campus, Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 789789
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The City of Wakefield sits at the heart of West Yorkshire, and at the heart of the Wakefield district is Wakefield College. The College is the largest college in the District and has an impressive track record, having provided education and training ...