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Deputy Head of Curriculum: Foundation English and Maths

Reference: SEP20231059
Expiry date: 2023-10-13 08:00:00.000
Location: Sim Balk Lane campus
Salary: £41,448 Per Annum
Benefits: Please see attachment
Attachments: DeputyHeadofCurriculumArea2021-22.docx

Deputy Head of Curriculum: Foundation English and Maths

Ref: 2324/025

Hours: 37 hours per week 
Salary: £41,448 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 

We are currently seeking a new Deputy Head of Curriculum, with a specialism in English, to join our team. As the Deputy Head of Curriculum, you will be responsible for supporting the Head of Curriculum in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the English, Maths, ESOL and Pathways strategy across College, with a strong focus on the English delivery within the curriculum. You will have the opportunity to work alongside, and manage, an established team of tutors to provide our students with an exceptional educational experience. Working at all times in accordance with College Values, and through effective planning, you will deliver high quality teaching learning and assessment, and provide effective support to students and staff. 

About the person 

You will possess a Level 3 qualification in English (or above), a Certificate in Education/ PGCE/ DTTLS or equivalent, and Maths GCSE grade A-C (or equivalent). You will have a track record of successfully teaching GCSE English Language (AQA 8700), be able to evidence strong outcomes for students, and possess a knowledge and understanding of current developments in FE and in the curriculum area.  

About the College

A college with an excellent track record for quality, we're amongst the top performers in the region.  We're one of the largest providers of A Level etc and vocational programmes for 16 to 19 year olds in the region. We also deliver a range of Traineeships, 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 outstanding achievement rates for students at all levels, which have been consistently above national average for over 20 years, as well as the 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) – one of only 12 IoTs nationally, which are 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 Graham Baker, Head of Curriculum at gbaker@yorkcollege.ac.uk  / 01904 770439.

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:  Friday 13 October 2023 (9am)
Interviews: Wednesday 25 October 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.