Group Curriculum Manager in Foundation Studies, Catering and Floristry

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
£42,458 - £46,032
21 Jun 2021
04 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Reference: JUN20215913

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £42,458 - £46,032 Per Annum

Closing Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2021



Job title: Curriculum Manager in Foundation Studies, Catering and Floristry

Location: Newcastle and Stafford Sites

Position: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £42,458 - £46,032


In November 2019 Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) became the first further education provider in England to achieve outstanding grades in every area of Ofsted’s recently reformed Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

The inspection report praised all areas of the College’s provision and acknowledged NSCG’s ‘positive, stimulating and safe learning environment’, ‘highly motivated staff’, and ‘learners’ exemplary behaviour and attitudes to learning’. It also highlighted the fantastic partnerships the College has with industry.

To read the full Ofsted report for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group, please visit the Ofsted Government website, select Find an Inspection Report and search for Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group.

The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 500 students on higher education programmes. We have over 4,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified individual who will play a crucial role in realising the department’s strategic objectives. You will be an inspiring Curriculum Lead with a background in Foundation Studies, Catering or Floristry and ensuring that the standards and the quality of teaching and learning are constantly improved and that all members of staff work towards delivering excellence.

You should be an experienced Curriculum Lead with a thorough understanding of BTec provision. Experience of teaching of one or more programme areas offered within the curriculum area would be beneficial but is not an essential requirement of the role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver a flexible and innovative curriculum that is responsive to feedback from current learners and anticipates likely changes in demand from future learners.

  • Continually improve standards of course performance and teaching and learning across all areas within the curriculum area.

  • Provide clear leadership to all the staff within the curriculum area so that the College can achieve its overall objective of being excellent in all areas.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Has a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

  • holds an appropriate teaching qualification such as DTLLS, PGCE or equivalent;

  • Has substantial relevant teaching experience and managing the delivery of BTec programmes.

  • Proven track record and experience of managing people to achieve excellent standards of teaching and learning.

  • Has a good knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting teaching and learning within the curriculum area and affecting the FE sector in general.

  • Is well organised and able to manage the peaks and troughs of a varied workload.

  • Able to communicate effectively with students and peers.

What’s in it for you?

The college offers and excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme

  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities

  • 35 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and Christmas closure period)

How to apply

To apply for the role of Curriculum Manager in Access and Recreational Studies, please click ‘Apply Now’ to complete an online application form.

(If you are applying via a jobs board, you will receive an e-mail and link that will take you directly to our application form on the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group website).

The closing date for completed applications is 4th July 2021.


This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.


As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.