Director of Academic Studies and Higher Technical Education

Salary: c.£75,000 per annum

Closing date: 9am on Friday 8 March 2024

Interview date:  Thursday 21 March 2024

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Introduction

Turning disadvantage to advantage.

The City of Liverpool College is the only general FE college in the city and the largest FE college in the Liverpool City Region, offering the widest, most diverse vocational curriculum with courses ranging from entry level up to degree and postgraduate. More than just an educational institution, the College is a community dedicated to creating opportunities and breaking barriers.

As our Director of Academic Studies and Higher Technical Education, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of the College. With a specialism in either A Levels, Foundation Maths and English or higher education, you will bring a demonstrable history of success in your chosen field, and, as importantly, your commitment to turning disadvantage into advantage, empowering individuals and transforming lives. Joining an exceptional SLT, this could be your opportunity to bring your high standards and the value of doing the right thing to a like-minded team that will support you to do so.

We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this important appointment. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our recruitment partner, by emailing Suzanne.Thurlow@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

About Us - Welcome

Dear colleague,

Thank you for your interest in the Director of Academic Studies and Higher Technical Education role at The City of Liverpool College.

The City of Liverpool College occupies a unique space in the Liverpool City Region. The College is an anchor institution not just for the city, but for the city region, providing an exceptional student experience and outstanding support for all students to succeed and progress. We are recognised for our innovative practice, the strength and breadth of our partnerships, the expertise of our staff, many of whom are dual professionals, and above all the transformational impact we have on the lives of our students.

At the heart of our approach lies a core commitment to turn disadvantage to advantage. It is a golden thread that runs throughout our strategic plan and every aspect of our work. We make a tangible impact in our students' lives, which is reflected in the exceptional outcomes our learners achieve and the successful destinations they progress to.

This is a unique role with a broad strategic influence in our organisation. We are looking for an experienced leader, ideally with a specialism in one or more of A Levels, Foundation Maths and English or higher education and a track record of success in leading their specialist area(s). Above all, we are seeking somebody who shares our commitment to turning disadvantage to advantage and can demonstrate an ability to support us in doing that, somebody who can work highly effectively with people and can influence, inspire and transform.

This is an important appointment and to help us to find the right person, we have retained the support of FE Associates. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are invited to arrange an initial conversation with our lead consultant, by emailing Suzanne.Thurlow@fea.co.uk to discuss the role before the closing date.

If you feel this is the right opportunity for you and that you have the right skills and experience, I look forward to receiving an application from you.

With best wishes,

Elaine Bowker
Principal and CEO

How to Apply

If you have the very special qualities and the passion to make a real a difference to the future of our students and business, then we would like to hear from you.

Please complete the registration form below to access the candidate information pack, application form and the equality and diversity form.

NB:  Please ensure you complete all fields and click on both the Terms and Conditions check box as well as the Consent check box to enable access to the documents.

We have appointed FE Associates to help us find the right person.  Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Suzanne.Thurlow@fea.co.uk to discuss the role before the closing date.

Closing date: 9am on Friday 8 March 2024

Interview date:  Thursday 21 March 2024

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    Stage 2 of 2: Submitting Your Application

    Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Suzanne.Thurlow@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

    Once you have obtained the full information and had an informal discussion with Suzanne Thurlow, you must email your application to recruitment@fea.co.uk by the closing date deadline. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

    Please read the 'Submitting Your Application' Section in the Candidate Information Pack for full instructions on how to submit your application.

    Your application must include the following 2 documents:

    1. A fully completed Application Form (located above). Please do not include your CV as part of, or substitute for, the application form.
    2. The Equality and Diversity Form (located above).

    Key Dates for Submitting Your Application:

    Closing date: 9am on Friday 8 March 2024

    Interview date: Thursday 21 March 2024