Head of Studies, Wigan

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wigan and Leigh CollegeWigan

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary scale points 35-37. Circa £37,000
Contract term: Permanent

Join Wigan & Leigh College on our journey to outstanding 

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. 

With over 6,500 students and a turnover of £26m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow.    

The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study and employment.  

We are looking for a committed and passionate Head of Studies to join our successful team at Wigan & Leigh College.   

The Head of Studies role is vital to our success with students, working across the College with Heads of Departments on the full range of student focused activities, including designing and delivering exemplary high quality tutorials.  You will also manage Student Liaison Officers across the College to support this agenda as well as closely monitoring attendance and retention with Heads of Curriculum Departments. 

Safeguarding responsibilities are also a key part of this role, candidates will require previous experience in this area.  


Do you: 

• have a student centred approach

 • have an outstanding commitment to safeguarding

 • have the drive and ambition to maintain and promote a culture of 

        high standards for all students 

• promote high aspirations, self-belief and high expectations in terms of 

        personal development, behaviour and welfare 


Can you: 

• ensure high levels of attendance, added value, retention, high grades, 

        achievement and student satisfaction through challenging Lecturers and 

        Managers in regular one to ones 

• manage the improvement of retention and achievement through high quality 

        tutorial support for students 

• demonstrate highly developed communication skills with College  

        stakeholders including parents and external agencies 


The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.   

To comply with legislation, you are required to obtain a DBS check for your role. We will be asking Protocol National Ltd/Esafeguarding Ltd to undertake this process on our behalf.

The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.



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More about Wigan and Leigh College
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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: PO Box 53, Parson's Walk, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1RS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1942 761600
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