Head of English & Maths

St Helens College
18 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

St Helens College is one of the largest Further Education Colleges in the North West of England with over 7,000 students and a turnover of GBP24m. We pride ourselves on helping our students realise their full potential and our state of the art town centre campus provides an exceptional learning environment. There has never been a more exciting time to join St Helens College after becoming the first general Further Education College in the Liverpool City Region to achieve the highly acclaimed STEM Assured status, placing the College on a list of the UK's top providers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and self-motivated individual as Head of English and maths. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding area of the college curriculum.

The successful candidate will have previously operated at Head of Department/Curriculum Manager level and be an excellent teaching professional with the ability to enthusiastically lead a large team to outstanding results. Your responsibilities will include raising standards and success rates, enhancing the teaching and learning experience, enabling innovation, budgetary control and raising of performance throughout the Department.

It is essential that the successful candidate has the drive and experience to ensure that they can meet the immediate challenges of the maths and English agenda in Further Education. As such, you must have demonstrable experience of affecting change and working Cross College.

You will hold QTS or QTLS status and a degree in English or maths. A post-graduate specialist qualification in English or maths would be a distinct advantage.

Experience within either the English or maths curriculum area is important to this role and you must have knowledge of the qualifications and awarding bodies in order to be considered. It is essential that you have excellent leadership and management experience and skills and proven credibility within a similar role in an education/training environment.

The Golden Hello payment would be a maximum payment of GBP6,000 payable as follows:

  • GBP2000 on appointment
  • GBP2000 on successful completion of probationary period
  • GBP2000 on successful completion of Certificate in Education (academic staff only); or 2 years

The benefits package includes generous annual leave, membership of final salary or career average pension scheme, professional development and training, free on-site car parking, and other voluntary benefit schemes, including childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

St Helens College is committed to Equality and Diversity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UK Visas & Immigration to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Please note we do not accept CV's from recruitment agencies. Any speculative CVs sent to the College will NOT be considered.

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