Head of Computing Academy and Digital Learning

Location
Wigan, Greater Manchester
Salary
£39,022 - £41,391
Posted
04 Sep 2019
Closes
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Head of Computing Academy and Digital Learning

Interview Date: 9th October 2019

  £39,022 - £41,391

Wigan and Leigh College are looking to appoint an inspiring and creative Head of Computing Academy and Digital Learning.  In return for your expertise, a higher salary is considered for an exceptional candidate, as well as an excellent benefits package including a generous annual leave entitlement (in addition to statutory bank holidays), access to a the Teachers Pension scheme, family-friendly policies and many opportunities to train and develop.

The post will lead our newly established Computing Academy by developing and embedding the latest technology pedagogy and developing our state of the art facility.  You will have extensive curriculum experience as well as excellent technical knowledge and the proven ability to work on cross College initiatives and projects.  The Department has provision, from Level 1 to Level 5 including GCSE, BTEC, A-Level, and Higher Education.

The candidate will be a computing curriculum specialist with a proven track record in leading and delivering outstanding teaching and learning. The College is an exciting place to work as the provision expands and this post will play a central role in our development of the Computing Academy, specialising in expanding and emerging technologies such as VR/AR/MR, robotics, AI, cybersecurity and the IoT.

As leader of the Computing Academy the successful candidate will work with the Head of Quality to develop digital teaching and learning strategies across the College and will work closely with other curriculum leads to progress the digitalisation of College provision.

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2  College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway  on its journey to become Outstanding.  With over 9,500 students and a turnover of £30m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow.

The College has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and support the economic transformation of Wigan and the surrounding areas.  As a growing college, we are in a strong position to continue to invest in our campuses with the development of state of the art facilities.

The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study, apprenticeships and employment.

The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.  

To comply with legislation, you are required to obtain a DBS check for your role. We will be asking Protocol National Ltd/Esafeguarding Ltd to undertake this process on our behalf.

The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.

Wigan and Leigh College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please complete the attached application form and send it to along with a copy of your CV. If you have any questions about the job, please call our HR Team on 01942 761 554. 

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