Programme Area Leader - Adult Learning (Childcare)

Up to 45.93 GBP Hourly + GBP0 - GBP45.93/hour
09 Oct 2016
06 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced Programme Area Leaders with appropriate teaching qualifications and track record of effective CPD. This post is for Programme Area Leader - Adult Learning (Childcare).

Operational management and strategic planning of designated curriculum area/s to ensure a programme of courses is developed and delivered to meet learners' needs, council priorities and SFA/EFA rules and guidelines. Ensure agreed team plans and performance targets are delivered and that a culture of putting our residents first and
continuous service improvement is maintained.


1. People Management
To be responsible for the selection, development and performance of the sessional staff team in line with the Council's HR policies and with service and Ofsted standards.
To ensure all team members receive the appropriate level of communication to maintain engagement with the Council's vision, priorities and that actions are completed.
Undertake line management responsibilities for sessional staff ensuring their continuous professional development through a range of methods including mentoring in line with the Council's HR policies.
2. Customer Management
Ensure that high standards of customer service are maintained at all times and that learners are enabled to identify their goals, undertake appropriate learning opportunities and progress towards their next steps .
Create opportunities for learners voices to be heard and use this information to drive improvements in your designated area/s.Represent the service and ensure the Borough's vision, values and strategic objectives are reflected in the work of the service
3. Operational Service Delivery
Manage sessional and, if applicable, established staff to achieve successful delivery of planned provision.
Critically monitor, review and regularly report on the quality of provision and action the emerging quality improvement plan, taking responsibility for its success in improving quality.
Ensure that sessional staff are correctly contracted and paid in a timely fashion through close working with the Finance colleagues.
Take responsibility for assessment in your designated area/s and work with the Exams and Assessment Officer to identify and ensure that all necessary action is taken in a timely way in relation to accredited and non-accredited
provision in line with national and local targets.
Innovate and develop high quality resources, embedding the use of ILT and ensuring all resources are well utilised for the benefit of learners.
Contribute directly to the teaching programme as agreed with the Quality Manager for an average of 6 hours per week in each academic year in line with service need, in particular covering sessions for absent staff members.
4. Service Planning & Development
Using detailed knowledge of SFA/EFA funding, take the lead role in developing and planning programmes of provision within the designated curriculum area to meet learners needs in line with SFA/EFA and Council
priorities, ensuring value for money.

Take responsibility for delivering high quality provision in your area/s, meeting the targets set by the service
Develop strategic improvement plans for your allocated area/s and align it/them to the annual Team Plan and the Group/Service Plan(s), ensuring that these are communicated to team members and actioned in a timely manner.
Ensure that the curriculum area is fully compliant with Ofsted's Common Inspection Framework through effective quality monitoring.
Take responsibility for producing a robust and accurate self-assessment reportfor your designated area/s in line with service standards.
Maintain a current service workforce plan including a succession plan for all key roles within own team.
5. Financial & Resource Management
Take responsibility for achieving own/area targets and managing designated budgets, liaising effectively with SLT to ensure both high quality and value for money.
Identify and secure additional external funding for projects and curriculum developments supported by your Quality Manager and take responsibility for achieving associated targets.
Ensure all purchasing, procurement and workforce expenditure is conducted in line with the corporate guidelines with appropriate use of the Council's
financial systems.
6. Continuous Improvement
Maintain current and in depth knowledge of national and global thinking of designated curriculum areas, advising the Senior Leadership and Management team as appropriate about relevant issues.
Implement continuous monitoring of team and individual performance and productivity to ensure service delivery against targets is maximised.
Undertake a programme of continuous professional development and take a full role in the delivery of the Service's CPD programme for other staff .
Manage the implementation of improvement initiatives and change programmes using the Council's Project Management and Service Improvement methodologies.

Please send CV for immediate consideration

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