Director of Curriculum

Attractive salary and benefits package

Closing date: Noon on Monday 29 November 2021

Interview date:  Early December 2021 - date to be confirmed

 

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Introduction

Be Part of Our Success!

Waltham Forest College is going places! As one of London’s leading standalone colleges, we have made fantastic progress in shaping a new, positive culture with strong communication, accountability and shared ownership. We have made quick and impressive improvements across quality and finance and we have embarked on a range of exciting curriculum-driven initiatives, with many more to come.

Our new Director of Curriculum will be an excellent innovator with the ability to shape and develop our curriculum offer and will make a significant contribution to our strategy and success.

We have partnered with FE Associates to find the right person for this sector-leading role. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are encouraged to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Jo.Johnton@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

About Us - Welcome

November 2021

Dear Colleague

Director of Curriculum

I want to thank you for your interest in joining us in this key leadership role at Waltham Forest College. This is an exciting time to join the College for the next stage of its journey, being part of the new leadership team driving the College forward at pace.

I am proud that our College is one of London’s most successful colleges and our vision is to help our students to achieve the best possible future.

In February 2018, Ofsted judged the College to be ‘Good’ in all that we do and we are particularly proud to be described as an ‘inclusive college’. Our community and our students are central to everything we do and we aim to improve life chances for adults who are returning to the workplace or who want to upskill within their current work context, as well as our school leavers. We have a very successful SEND provision and provision for apprentices.

Teaching, learning and assessment, including support for learning, are the focus for our core business. We are working towards ‘Outstanding’ and continuing to attract and develop our staff who are the key to us achieving this. If you are committed to working with an organisation with high aspirations, then I would love to hear from you.

Culture will also underpin our success in providing our community and students with the services they deserve to get them the highest quality employment position possible. This culture is set on high aspirations, innovation, leadership, action, collaboration, teamwork and respect.

If you thrive in this kind of environment, if you are solution-focused and if you join our team, you will further develop your coaching skills so that you can tease out great solutions from your peers and the people you lead and manage.

All of our teams and individual members of staff need to be entrepreneurial in mindset and agile in how we respond to the internal and external needs of students, staff, employers and strategic stakeholders. If you believe you possess the abilities and skills to succeed in this management level role, and you have the energy and pace to make a significant impact on the long-term success of the College, you will fit in well here.

Over the past year we have made great progress in shaping a new, positive culture where strong communication, accountability and shared ownership drives our route to success. We have made quick and impressive improvements in our quality and financial performance and we have embarked on a range of exciting curriculum-driven initiatives, with many more to come.

As our new Director of Curriculum, you will bring a track record of improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and you will use your strong leadership skills to earn the trust and respect of colleagues from across the organisation. Whilst you will provide strategic and operational leadership across a specific curriculum portfolio, we expect you to contribute across the College and to use your insights to support and challenge us to improve further. It is important that you have a deep understanding of our context and the students and communities we serve, and that you can leverage your technical expertise to move us further forward.

You will need to be agile and comfortable working at pace and you will be comfortable being held to account for the deliverables of the role. Whilst this is a broad leadership role, we will want you to be highly successful in improving quality, developing the curriculum, introducing new innovations to drive growth and developing your people.

We have retained FE Associates to support us with this crucial appointment.  Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are encouraged to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the College.

Janet Gardner
Principal and Chief Executive

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  for this role.  Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are encouraged to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Jo.Johnton@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

Closing date: Noon on Monday 29 November 2021

Interview date:  Early December 2021 - date to be confirmed

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 Director of Curriculum role at Waltham Forest College.

    Stage 2 of 2: Submitting Your Application

    Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are encouraged to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Jo.Johnton@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place 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 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 below the Application Form).

    Key Dates for Submitting Your Application:

    Closing date: Noon on Monday 29 November 2021

    Interview date:  Early December 2021 - date to be confirmed