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Head of Department (Music and Media)

The Manchester CollegeManchester

The Manchester College is based at many sites across the city, each with its own specialist cutting edge facilities within a friendly and supportive environment. We are the largest FE college in the UK providing education and training to a wide range of learners. 

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Creative Arts Management team as Head of Department (Music and Media) on a permanent, full time (37 hours) basis.

The successful candidate will have high standards, a passion to drive the department forward and will be a leading figure in the Creative Arts management team in working towards our College 2025 strategy and our Journey to outstanding.

As a Head of Department, you will report to the Assistant Principal in the management and operation of the Department. You will work with the Assistant Principal to effectively manage and deploy budgets and resources in diverse and innovative ways. You will be responsible for the direct line management of teaching and support staff to ensure delivery of an outstanding quality focused education. You will be required to deliver and promote high quality, student focused teaching and learning.

In order to do this, you will need:

  • Degree Level Qualification or relevant industrial experience or professional qualification
  • Recognised teaching qualification
  • Qualified to deliver curriculum, internally verify and moderate qualifications awards
  • Numeracy and literacy skills (to level 2 or equivalent)

The Manchester College is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. If you feel you could make a difference in this rewarding and growing sector, please click on the ‘Apply online’ button below.

Applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the key responsibilities, key result areas and Qualifications/Skills and Experience detailed within the job description.

Salaries are based on skills, qualifications and experience. All salaries are subject to job evaluation.

In return you will benefit from an excellent package including - a favourable Pension scheme, Retail Discounts, Employee Assistance Program, Cycle to work scheme, Simply Health scheme.

The closing date for this job advert is Wednesday 26th May 2021 however sometimes the job advert may close early if we receive a good response!

The assessment / interview day will be held on Thursday 10th June 2021. Successful applicants will be required to allocate the whole day to this, as candidates who are successful in the morning will move to interview in the afternoon.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role to help you in deciding whether or not to apply, you can contact Stuart Steen Assistant Principal for Creative Arts (

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