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Head of Professional, Higher Education and Adult

Reference: SEP20232066
Expiry date: 2023-10-23 08:00:00.000
Location: Sim Balk Lane campus
Salary: £50,172 Per Annum
Benefits: Please see attachment
Attachments: Jobdescription.pdf

Head of Professional, Higher Education and Adult

Hours: 37 hours per week 
Salary: £50,172 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 the York and North Yorkshire region are entering into a phase of devolution, this is an exciting opportunity to work closely with senior leaders across the College to develop and deliver a high-quality curriculum offer that meets the needs of students, employers, and stakeholders. York College is the largest provider of education in York and the surrounding area, meaning this role is likely to set the tone for Professional, Higher Education, and Adult programmes across North Yorkshire. 

The role requires someone who is highly passionate about supporting students and working with them to deliver high quality student outcomes and an outstanding student experience. 

You will be responsible for leading staff delivering all our level 4 plus provision including BA (Hons) Degree, Foundation Degrees, Initial Teaching Education, Higher Nationals and professional qualifications in AAT accounting, CIPD, ILM and SEG L4 Therapeutic Counselling, plus a range of Adult courses from Entry Level to Level 3.

Working closely with representative boards, such as the Local Enterprise Partnership and Chamber of Commerce, as well as engaging with employers and liaising our university partners and awarding bodies, this role will shape the future of professional, higher education, and adult curriculum in the college and wider region.

About the Person
Ideally you will have experience delivering Higher Education, Professional or Adult qualifications in a Further Education setting. A good communicator and a team player, you will need to be resilient and be able to influence and negotiate in this cross-college role. Organisation and robust time management are a must.

Understanding of the Office for Students requirements (or the ability to learn them quickly) and the ability to ensure York College is fulfilling all our obligations will be a key part of this role.

This is a key management post and the successful candidate will ensure the learner experience is brilliant, matches their needs and maximises success. With excellent interpersonal skills you will need to deliver continuous improvements and work across teams to ensure College targets are met. You will also be able to interrogate data and identify the actions necessary to secure improvements.

This is a cross college managerial position so the ability to communicate, influence and negotiate at all levels is essential. The ideal candidate will be resilient, a team player and committed to supporting adult students in achieving their ambitions. 

About the College
A college with an excellent track record for quality, we're amongst the top performers in the region.  We're 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, degree level courses, working with over 1,000 employers, helping them to meet their current and future skills needs. 

We are proud of our excellent achievement rates for students at all levels, as well as our outstanding student progression into higher-level study and employment.

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 ample 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 Louise Doswell, Director of Curriculum (Higher, Technical, and Professional Education) at ldoswell@yorkcollege.ac.uk.

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 23rd October 2023 (9am) 
Interviews: Tuesday 7th November 2023