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Head of Department - English and Maths

Head of Department - English and Maths

Posted 6 December 2023 by RNN Group

Head of Department – English and Maths

Hours; Full time (37hrs per week, all year round)

Duration; Permanent

Salary; £43,917 per annum + benefits

Location; Cross College, Rotherham and Worksop

About the Role

The main purpose of this role is to provide dynamic leadership of English and maths, instilling an ambitious vision, embodying inspirational management and developing a culture of high expectations for the delivery of English and maths across the RNN Group. 

As the Head of Department for English and Maths you will manage the Group’s new, innovative and inspirational English and maths zones, ensuring they are more than just classrooms but areas in which learners’ access highly individualised learning tasks and activities to develop their powerful knowledge, skills and behaviours.

As Head of Department you will be responsible or instilling a dynamic curriculum and academic leadership of English and maths, striving for outstanding results and learner progress at all times. You will lead and operationally manage a multi-campus English and Maths department that ensures every learner, irrespective of starting point, makes meaningful progress and achieves outcomes that improve their future prospects.

You will be accountable for the design and quality of English and maths education, analysing management information, identifying and accounting for poor performance and sharing outstanding performance to rapidly raise standards.

You will…

You will have experience and commitment of dynamic educational leadership and management, a strong track record of inspiring and managing effective teams, academic credibility of excellent teaching and managing and implementing FE quality improvement processes.

To be successful as Head of Department for English and Maths you will have a practical experience and understanding of the EIF, and experience of leading cross college projects and collaborating with key stakeholders within the FE sector.

You will need to be a strong communicator, able to influence and motivate a diverse range of people.

Achievement of a degree level qualification, a recognised teaching qualification with evidence of recent CPD. Ideally you will also hold a relevant post-graduate qualification and an online learning certification such as Google Educator.

You will hold a minimum of a Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in English and Maths.

Department Info

The role is Head of Department – English and Maths will report to the Director of Adult Education, English & Maths and Contracts. You will line manage the Deputy Head of English and Maths roles and English & Maths Work Based Learning Lead.

Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to teachers pensions scheme
  • Up to 50 days annual leave per year including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including inhouse Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications

What is the RNN Group?

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated, innovative and dynamic individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too;

  • We are Inclusive,
  • We have Integrity,
  • We Deliver,
  • We are One Team.

We are OFSTED ‘Good’ (November 2022)

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  This means that you’d be working in a supportive environment that encourages, recognises and celebrates effort, achievement and cooperative attitudes. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check and other associated checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance.

All candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 8 January 2024 at 12:00 Noon – if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

Provisional Interview Date: 16 January 2024

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on or

Reference: 51755289

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