Newham Adult Learning Service (NALS) is one of the most exciting and successful adult learning services in London and our vibrant centres across Newham have brilliant dedicated specialist facilities. Newham Adult Learning Service’s has been graded ‘Good with Some Outstanding Features’ by Ofsted.
NALS works in close partnership with other Newham adult learning providers to provide a diverse programme and strong progression routes to meet the need of 8000+ part time adult learners annually. Ofsted used these partnerships as an example of ‘Best Practice' on their website.
The London Borough of Newham has a diverse learner population, and NALS is committed to providing a positive contribution to the wider social and economic agendas.
About the Job
Curriculum & Quality Manager
£48,975 - £53,253 pa inc LW
FE Lecturers Scale 45-48
The permanent Curriculum & Quality Manager will lead the development of the part time adult learning curriculum and drive the service's 'Direction of Travel', which aims to improve quality standards across all programmes from its current Ofsted grading of Good to its aspiration of Outstanding.
Key responsibilities will include:
• Curriculum & Programme Development
• Driving up the quality of teaching, learning & assessment
• Ensuring readiness for future Ofsted inspections
• Leading the self-assessment & quality improvement planning process
• Ensuring full compliance with awarding body standards
• Staff training & continuous professional development
• Monitoring of learner achievement
• Line management of the Curriculum Team & the Observation of Teaching, Learning & Assessment Team
• Management of examinations across the organisation
NALS is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Curriculum & Quality practitioner with excellent leadership and management skills who possesses a passionate commitment to excellence in learning.
Proven team building skills and the ability to effect improvement through effective coaching, mentoring and performance management is essential. So too is an in-depth knowledge of the Ofsted inspection framework and experience in supporting the facilitation of Ofsted inspections.
The successful candidate should have a background in the delivery of both community learning and adult skills provision as well as ESOL, English, mathematics and Family Learning. They will also have an up-to date knowledge of the current devolution of funding to the GLA.
As a minimum, candidates must hold a full teaching qualification. The possession of an internal quality assurer qualification would be an advantage as would ILM or CMI leadership and management or curriculum and quality level 5+ qualifications.
The role will involve travel between 6 centres across the borough so possession of a car and full, clean driving licence is desirable.