Salary: £32,234 to £36,922 Per Year
New Directions College is Reading Borough Council’s Adult Community Learning and Skills service. This year we’re celebrating 63 years of Adult Learning in Reading.
We’re a small friendly College delivering to over 2000 learners and Apprentices each year, directly and through our subcontractors and partners. We offer both regulated and non-regulated courses, traineeships and Apprenticeships.
We are looking for an exceptional Curriculum Manager who will drive forward our Foundation Learning offer and the quality of education within their curriculum area.
This includes vocational education below Level 2, Traineeships, Sector Based Work Programmes, Employment Support and skills and community-based provision designed to support the needs of local communities and businesses.
You will also lead on developing and delivering two brand new initiatives; our brand new Hospitality Skills programme, focused on supporting the sector ‘build back better’ and addressing the education and skills needs of those affected by COVID-19 and our ambitions to broaden our local offer for Adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), including Supported Internships.
You must have previous teaching experience within further/adult education and be an experienced programme or curriculum manager. You should be capable of designing, developing and resourcing new learning programmes against the backdrop of ESFA AEB funding rules and regulations and should be able to clearly demonstrate the core principles of adult and community learning.
You must also be able to articulate a clear understanding of quality monitoring and reporting and have experience of self-assessing a curriculum area against the Education Inspection Framework.
This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a small and passionate team and develop the curriculum area further. Employed under local government terms and conditions and supported directly by the Principal, this role will suit a candidate with middle management experience and a passion for delivering adult and community-based education.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities
- Modern working environment at New Directions College
- Local Government Pension Scheme(LGPS)
- On-site day nursery (Kennet Day Nursery at the Civic Offices) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
- Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
- Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax
For more information, please Andrea Wood – Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07811 685 850
Visit the New Directions website to find out more about the College - www.newdirectionsreading.ac.uk
Closing Date: 21st June 2021
Interview Date: TBC
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.