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Head of Department - English

Greenhead CollegeKirklees

Contract type: Full-time, permanent

Start date: 7 June 2021

Salary: up to £51,006.00 per annum (please see job description for further details)

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

Greenhead College is an outstandingly successful Sixth Form College with 2,600 16-19 year old students following advanced level courses. The College has a long history of exceptional examination results and sits near the top of the national sixth-form college performance tables, meaning it is one of the very best in the country.

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. The College is heavily over-subscribed; there are almost double the number of applicants as there are places to accommodate them.

The College is a great place to work, with a warm, inclusive atmosphere between all staff and students. The staff are recognised for their hard work and the College offer a wide range of employee benefits such as, free onsite staff carpark, generous holiday entitlement, a significantly enhanced occupational pension scheme, free use of the College gym, cycle to work scheme, plus many more.

The English Department at Greenhead College is a large and highly successful department. The department teaches four A-Level specifications – OCR English Literature, AQA English Language, OCR English Language/Literature Combined and WJEC Film Studies. The department is among the most successful in the College and consistently achieves outstanding results and value added.

The successful applicant will lead on the teaching, learning and assessment of the OCR English Literature specification, manage a team of nine highly experienced Teachers (including a Second in Department and three Heads of Subjects) and teach up to four groups towards A Level examinations in English. We are seeking a Head of Department who is highly committed to quality teaching, 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 attached. Please indicate how you meet this criteria when completing your application.

The full job description and person specification can be found on the Greenhead College website

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

• Greenhead College application form;

• A supporting letter of application indicating how you meet the criteria within the job description and person specification;

• Examination results;

• Equality and Diversity form;

• Criminal Convictions form.

All applications should be submitted to Jessica Norcliffe, Human Resources Manager, via email address

The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 February 2021 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 safer 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.

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