Job Title: Head of Quality and Curriculum
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £50,000-£60,000 pa plus bonus
Hours: 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday 8:30-16:30
Location: Mainly in Workington, Cumbria, working on sites in Ulverston and Carlisle when required
Brook Street is on the lookout for a head of quality and curriculum to work for one of my reputable clients based in Workington, Cumbria. My client is an Ofsted 'Outstanding' Grade 1 training organisation, based in the North West of England.
The role of the Head of Quality and Curriculum is essential in actively promoting quality improvement as a business imperative throughout the whole organisation and ensuring compliance with relevant quality and legislative standards. The role will also lead on the development of a technical training curriculum, aligned with the local and national industrial strategies priorities, supporting the effective implementation of the curriculum through operational delivery. You will also act as Safeguarding Officer and ensure that all learners have the opportunity to succeed, irrespective of their starting point, by leading and managing the provision of Functional Skills and additional learning support.
-Lead and manage the Quality and Curriculum teams day to day - providing inspirational, values-based leadership to the team, enhancing employee engagement, encouraging and supporting employee development and maximising their potential and contribution
-Lead the development of the company and technical training curriculum for funded learning, in line with the Cumbrian and national local industrial strategy priorities
-Lead, manage and monitor the production and implementation of the Self-Assessment
Report (SAR) and Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)
-Lead and manage the Functional Skills and Additional Learning Support function ensuring equality of opportunity for all learners
-Act as the Designated Safeguarding Officer and lead for Equality and Diversity and
-Proactively contribute, as part of the senior management team, to delivering the Technical Training strategy
-Proactively contribute to the success of the business by delivering agreed performance objectives and producing management reports as required
-Lead the development of the quality and curriculum function to inform strategic decision making
o Lead Staff Training and CPD, promoting a continuous learning culture and ensuring that support is provided across the business and Technical Training where required
-Ensure that the business is aware of national policy changes related to safeguarding,
GDPR, equality and diversity and OFSTED
-Develop and direct the implementation of policies and procedures relevant to the area of control in order to meet statutory regulations and applying best practice for the training and education sector
-Develop strong client relationships with customers where appropriate
-Promote and direct the implementation of Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and learner welfare policies in all aspects of the company's work
-Ad hoc duties as commensurate with the level of the post requested by the General Manager
The ideal candidate will have:
-Extensive and demonstrable experience of managing within the Further
-Education/Work Based Learning or Adult Education sector
-Extensive and demonstrable knowledge of the implementation and impact of quality requirements associated with the OFSTED EIF/CIF
-Experience of managing/leading through OFSTED Inspection
-Experience of curriculum planning and supporting operational implementation
-Excellent analytical skills and the ability to utilise quantitative and qualitative information to arrive at informed judgements and areas for improvement
-Interpersonal skills that demonstrate a strengths based approach to quality improvement
-Demonstrable knowledge and experience of managing and/or implementing Safeguarding, Prevent, Equality and Diversity and GDPR legislation Teaching and/or Assessor qualifications and experience.
-Experience of leading teams, with an understanding of the motivational drivers involved
-A strong understanding of the requirements of ESFA and ESF funding and the associated regulatory requirements within the vocational training sector
-Strong influencing, negotiating and communication skills
-Informal but challenging leadership style, enabling empowerment and a culture of continuous improvement
-Team player, committed to own learning and development
-Knowledgeable about international standards such as BS 7799 Information Security management System Standards, ISO 14001 Environmental Standards and ISO 9000 Quality Management Standards is desirable but not necessary.
Are you interested? Please call or email Stephy on Stephy.liu@brookstreet for more information.
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