Head of Department - Art, Huddersfield

Closing date:Expiring today

Greenhead CollegeHuddersfield

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £29,095 - £44,326
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Contract Type: Full-time, permanent appointment 


Start Date: September 2020


Salary: The salary for this post will be within the Main Scale range of the pay spine for Teaching Staff, which is currently £24,098 - £39,329 per annum. In addition to the basic teacher salary a payment of £4,997.00 per annum for the Head of Subject role.


Located on an attractive campus close to Huddersfield town centre, with an easy commute from much of the North West and Yorkshire, Greenhead College has been providing the highest quality academic Sixth Form College (16-18) education in the area for 40 years.


At Greenhead College, we are very proud of our students’ achievements and we have a strong ethos of ambition and aspiration which runs through all aspects of College life. The philosophy of the College is based on the understanding that each student is to be valued as an individual. A successful and thriving Sixth Form College, and heavily over-subscribed (there are almost double the number of applicants as there are places to accommodate them), the College delivers A levels - in over 30 subject areas - to over 2,500 students who come from all over Yorkshire and Lancashire.


Greenhead College is recognised locally and nationally as a leading provider of education and has a long history of exceptional results. Our examination results are outstanding: the pass rate at A Level is extremely high, as is the proportion of students gaining top grades. In national education tables Greenhead College is ranked third in two key categories: firstly, in terms of high student grades in key academic subjects valued by leading universities and secondly, for ‘value added’, the measure which judges how much progress students have made on their course since their GCSEs.


The College wishes to appoint a Head of Art to manage our large and highly successful department. The successful applicant will manage a team that is made up of two full-time and one part-time teachers, as well as two specialist Art technicians, in addition to teaching up to four groups towards A Level examinations in Art. We are looking for a Head of Department who is committed to the highest quality teaching and learning, an excellent communicator, a well organised administrator and a strong leader and motivator. The full list of criteria required for this role can be found within the person specification at http://www.greenhead.ac.uk/teaching-vacancies/. Please indicate how you meet this criteria when completing your application.


If you are interested in this vacancy, please complete and submit the following documents:


• TES application form;

• A supporting letter of application, 

• Details of examination results, where applicable, for classes taught in the last four years.


All applications should be submitted to Jessica Norcliffe, Human Resources Manager, Greenhead College, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4ES, or if you prefer, electronically as an email attachment to jnorcliffe@greenhead.ac.uk.


The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 24 February 2020 and interviews will be held shortly after. 


If you apply and are unsuccessful in being called to interview, can we thank you in advance for your time and trouble in making this application.  Due to time constraints it would be impossible to respond to everyone individually - we hope that you will understand.


Greenhead College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all of its students and staff. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post and will be subject to recruitment checks, including an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Greenhead College is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.




More about Greenhead College
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Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1484 422032
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Greenhead College is a specialist A-Level Sixth Form College, located in the heart of Huddersfield. It established as a sixth form college in 1974 on the site of a former grammar school and currently has over 2300 16-19 students enrolled...