Suffolk New College

Course delivery - head of land-based, animal and equine

Suffolk Rural campus building exterior with garden in foreground
Suffolk New College campus, Ipswich

Up to £42,201 per annum

Full-time 35 hours per week (includes some teaching hours)

Location: Otley, Ipswich

This is an excellent career opportunity to join the management team at Suffolk New College. This role will require you to lead on the operational and strategic aspects of the land-based, animal and equine curriculum area. A background within the sector is desirable, along with teaching experience accompanied by a teaching qualification.

Working closely with the director, you will pro-actively support, lead and develop staff to deliver an exceptional learning experience.

You will therefore need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent people management and development skills
  • Expertise in the curriculum areas of the role and have experience of working with young people aged 14+
  • Ability to build and develop sustainable relationships with employers and external agencies
  • Creative and innovative approaches to curriculum, which deliver an exceptional learner experience and learner outcomes

As part of this role you will also be required to undertake some teaching hours, therefore you should also be able to demonstrate proven teaching expertise in a related subject area and a lesson observation profile of good or better.

This post is based at Suffolk New College, Rural Campus. Suffolk New College is a multi-campus site therefore you may be required to work at and travel between campuses.

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Closing date: Tuesday 30th January 2024 at Midnight

Interview date: Monday 22nd January 2024

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria.  All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.

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