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Head of Curriculum: Business, Hospitality and Tourism

Reference: NOV20230325
Expiry date: 2023-12-04 09:00:00.000
Location: Sim Balk Lane campus
Salary: £53,433 Per Annum
Benefits: Please see staff benefits attachment
Attachments: StaffBenefitsattachment.docx

Head of Curriculum: Business, Hospitality and Tourism

Ref: 2324/051

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £53,433 per annum. Plus generous benefits. These include: 

•    48 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays and efficiency closures) 
•    Generous Occupational Pension Scheme

About the role
As a member of the College Leadership Team, you will report to the Director of Curriculum: Higher, Technical and Professional Education. Responsible for leading and developing the curriculum area, you will formulate and implement strategies to ensure that the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is of the highest quality. You will also provide staff with the support and direction they require, to help them deliver to a consistently high standard for the benefit of our students. 

About the person
You should have experience of leading a team of teaching staff, have been involved in curriculum design and course validation, and have a successful track record of improving and maintaining high quality provision. Effective organisational skills, the ability to motivate others, and knowledge of the key issues facing Further Education are also essential.
Experience of managing business, hospitality, and tourism is not strictly essential but an understanding of the environments these subject areas cover will be. You will need have some commercial acumen as you will have oversight of the college’s commercial restaurant.

About the College
A college with an excellent track record for quality, we're amongst the top performers in the region.  We are the largest providers of A Level and vocational programmes for 16 to 19 year olds in the region. We also deliver a range of T Levels, Apprenticeships, and degree level courses. We work with over 1,000 employers, helping them to meet their current and future skills needs. 

York College is proud to be part of a consortium of colleges and employers developing the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT), designed to increase higher level technical skills for employers.

With a vibrant working environment, excellent transport links to the city centre and surrounding area, plus on-site parking, you will find York College to be fulfilling and supportive place to work. As a member of College staff you will have full use of the College facilities including free gym membership at the Athletic Suite, our brand new state of the art gym.
Please check out our website here: www.yorkcollege.ac.uk

Want to know more? 
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ken Merry, Acting Chief Executive and Principal, at KMerry@yorkcollege.ac.uk / 01904770210.

Important Notices

1.    The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 
The College is exempt from the provisions of the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974, by virtue of the fact that postholders have access to children and young people, and to vulnerable adults. 

In such circumstances, York College is legally entitled to ask applicants for details of all convictions, and cautions irrespective of whether they are ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’. This means that you must disclose all convictions and cautions in your application.     

2.    Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
We take the safety of our learners extremely seriously, and to ensure no unsuitable persons are employed, all successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check, regardless of the role they undertake. For regulated roles (e.g. those roles providing teaching, training, instructing, advice and guidance, or supervision of children, or providing personal care to vulnerable adults) it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children or to vulnerable adults. 

3.    Online Search of Shortlisted Candidates
Please note we will undertake online searches of all shortlisted candidates, to identify any candidates who may give cause for concern in relation to learner safety.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications. If you are viewing this vacancy through any job board then please go to our website www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/job-vacancies and apply using our application form.

Most correspondence regarding vacancies will be sent via email, so please check your emails regularly for updates on your application. We would also advise to check your junk/spam folder as some emails may end up here depending on your mail provider settings.

Closing date: Monday 4 December 2023 (9am)
Interviews: Friday 15 December 2023

We are deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and wish to have a diverse workforce. We positively welcome applicants from all under-represented groups, including minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities. We are proud to be affiliated to the Black Leadership Group (BLG).

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff.  York College has signed up to the ‘Mindful Employer’ charter for employers who are positive about mental health.  We are also a certified Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.