Director of Curriculum & Support

A rare opportunity for a teacher with curriculum and pastoral expertise to join our team of Directors

The details for this post are as follows:

£60k per annum
Full time
Ideally April 2022
Thursday 10 February 2022
Monday 31 January 2022 12:00

Information About The Post

We have an opportunity for someone to join our team of five Directors of Curriculum & Support, each of whom is responsible for a Faculty and for the students and staff within it. Supported by Heads of Subject, Senior Tutors, a Faculty Administrator and other support staff specialists, the Director has a wide range of responsibilities including: curriculum provision; quality; student welfare, discipline and safeguarding; planning; budget; marketing; line management of staff. You will be joining an experienced team who work closely together to ensure consistency and quality of provision across the College. We welcome applications from candidates from any area of the curriculum.

You will be a qualified, highly experienced and exceptional sixth form teacher with management experience. Ideally this experience will have been obtained in a sixth form college, in either a curriculum or pastoral role, preferably both. You will have strong leadership skills, be an excellent communicator and ready to take on a significant level of responsibility. You will have direct involvement with complex individual pastoral cases, so you will have extensive experience of student casework. In order to fulfil this role, you will need to have empathy with young people, a detailed understanding of safeguarding matters, good judgement and personal resilience. You will also need a good awareness of issues in post 16 education.

This is a full-time contract with a teacher’s terms and conditions at its base, so you will be a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme unless you opt out. You will be expected to work term time and Enrolment Week plus ten additional days above the normal teaching contract, to include key dates such as A level results day. You will be at the heart of the management of the College, so we seek flexibility and a readiness to contribute to the wider life of the organisation. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to make the move into a senior role in an exceptional college.

Ideally, the successful candidate will join us at the start of the summer term in April 2022, but we have some flexibility for a delayed start if necessary.

We are dedicated to safeguarding the students in our care. To that end, a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure will be required in the event of an individual being offered a position within our College. Our staff undertake regular safeguarding training and are subject to ongoing safeguarding scrutiny.

How To Apply

Please download and complete the application form (two parts). Once complete, please email it to quoting the job title and reference number in your email. If you require an acknowledgement please also request that in your email.

If you require any assistance or further information, please email us on the address above or telephone Personnel on 01962 857557.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants personally. If you have not heard from us by the interview date you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. However, we would be very pleased to hear from you again in respect of future vacancies. Thank you for your interest in working at Peter Symonds College.