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Head of Section - Engineering

Sandwell CollegeSandwell

Location: Central Sixth, Sandwell, West Bromwich

Working Hours: 37

Salary: circa £50,000 (further enhancement may be available for the right candidate) 

Sandwell College is a fantastic leading organisation. We are a large, successful, richly diverse and growing college based on the outskirts of Birmingham. We have achieved significant success over recent years and we have further, big ambitions for the future with just under 6,000 students currently studying with us. We offer competitive pay and excellent rewards including:

• Excellent annual leave for Lecturers plus bank holiday allowance

• Competitive pension scheme

• A variety of health and wellbeing programmes

• Discounted gym membership

• Progressive career development and training with regular ‘Appreciation Days’

We are looking for a dedicated Head of Engineering to join our department supporting the Associate Principal and Centre Deputy Principal in the running of the college and its continued growth through the recruitment and retention of learners and the ongoing development of an appropriate, high quality curriculum offer. This will be an exciting time to join our College and be the spearhead of developing our new build state of the art engineering advanced technology centre. You will be the key person that will shape the future of engineering and lead on curriculum design along with the Associate Principal in this new venture.

The role will be responsible for the coordination of the tutorial program in cooperation with a group of tutors along with tracking the achievement and success of apprenticeships and full-time learners on Btec programmes. You’ll also be responsible for successful achievement of KPI’s including success rates, recruitment, attendance, student progression, quality of teaching, study programme implementation including English and Maths.

Our existing post holder will be retiring from this position and you will be taking over a strong area in both performance, student success and achievements. The ideal candidate will be someone with a vison and innovation and has a thirst to help learners succeed and develop a career in engineering disciplines.  

The post holder will have significant experience of the management and development of engineering curriculum areas along with experience in one or more of the following areas such as, vocational learning including Engineering and Apprenticeships standards in this subject. Finally, they should be an experienced teacher and have a professional qualification.

To view the full job description, please see the attached document or for further information, please contact HR: HR@sandwell.ac.uk

Closing date is 29th September. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date.


Interviews: First stage interviews are TBC.

Sandwell College is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications form all.

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