Executive Director of Quality Improvement

Salary: £60,000 per annum

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 29 September 2022

Interview date:  Wednesday 12 October 2022

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Introduction

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At Solihull College and University Centre, we have much to be proud of.  Our recent Ofsted inspection confirmed that we are consistently good across all aspects of our provision and our financial health is outstanding. We have a fantastic team of staff and governors, and we take great pride in the achievements of all of our students.

We are a confident college with plenty of ambition and we are now seeking an Executive Director of Quality Improvement who will focus on building upon what is good provision and ensuring it becomes outstanding. We are looking for candidates who have experience of driving this agenda, who can articulate what excellent provision looks like and have the skills to create a road map from Good to Outstanding. If you are interested in joining a dedicated and passionate team, we would love to hear from you.

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 Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

About Us - Welcome

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Executive Director of Quality Improvement at Solihull College and University Centre. After a successful Ofsted inspection in March 2022, where all key judgements and provision types were judged to be 'Good', this is an exciting time to join the College's Senior Leadership Team and play a lead role in supporting us on our journey to outstanding.

The College’s quality of teaching and learning is excellent and our financial health is outstanding. We have a very good reputation locally, regionally and nationally. Our student enrolment numbers are healthy and growing. Student satisfaction, staff satisfaction and employer feedback are extremely positive. The College was one of the first to achieve an Institute of Technology (IoT) bid in 2019 and the IoT hub opened this summer. This year, the College won a Centre of Excellence World Skills Award, was recognised for its quality of careers support and was admitted into the Chartered Institute for Further Education. We are hungry for recognition and improving standards.

We are seeking an inspirational leader who will work with skill, pace and commitment. A leader who will set and monitor high expectations for our teachers and managers, ensuring our learners enjoy the best possible experience and outcomes in support of our journey to outstanding. You will be working with a forward thinking, committed and supportive senior leadership team who demonstrate great ambition for themselves, students, colleagues and stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to drive forward excellence in teaching, learning and learner outcomes across all provision types, including sub-contracted provision. You will also lead on the College's quality improvement strategy and quality cycle, driving forward standards and high ambition for each curriculum area and faculty.

The College has three sites in central and north Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon. We have over 10,000 students and a core population of 16-18 year olds, the majority of which come from Birmingham. Apprenticeships and Higher Education provide excellent pathways for our students. Our turnover is 48 million.

You will find further information in this pack including supporting documentation, a schedule of recruitment and how to apply. Our website and news stories will give you a good feel for the College. We place considerable importance on diversity and inclusion, and we recognise the diversity of our student body. Therefore, we are keen to attract candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and actively encourage applications.

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 Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Your sincerely
Rebecca Gater
Principal Designate
Solihull College & University Centre

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 Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 29 September 2022

Interview date:  Wednesday 12 October 2022

Stage 1 of 2: Complete the form below

    How to Apply

    Thank you for registering your interest. You can now download the following information relating to the Executive Director of Quality Improvement role at Solihull College & University Centre.

    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 Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

    Once you have obtained the full information and had an informal discussion with Jo Johnston, 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 'How to Apply' Section in the Candidate Recruitment 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 Thursday 29 September 2022

    Interview date:  Wednesday 12 October 2022