Director of Curriculum

17 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Director of Curriculum to join the Senior Management Team to lead on the development and management of the curriculum and to support and achieve all aspects of quality assurance and improvement.

The successful applicant will have recent experience of working within Further Education and will take responsibility for developing and enhancing our highly-regarded, sports and co-curricular programme as well as delivering excellent results through our academic courses.

With a proven talent of managing others through effective leadership, you will motivate and encourage staff, providing guidance and the vision to deliver first-rate student outcomes, quality assurance and enrichment. A strategic thinker, you will have previous experience of contributing to senior level planning.

You will be an ambitious and engaging leader who can inspire the people around you and deliver the positive conclusions and experiences that our students deserve.

Working alongside your Senior Management peers, you will commit to ensuring that Oaklands is an environment where learning is gratifying and teaching is inspiring.

To be considered for this role, you will already have two years of management experience as well as being able to demonstrate how you have driven quality improvement via developing staff.

Applicants should be suitably qualified, providing evidence of qualifications.

If this role inspires you, please apply with an up to date CV and cover letter or Application Form with a supporting statement.

If you would like to have an informal chat with the Deputy Principal prior to applying, please contact Jane Kassel, Recruitment Officer, 01727 737264


Oaklands College is a progressive, student-centred College supporting the vibrant community at through a broad, relevant and innovative portfolio of education and training.

Oaklands is a Further Education College based in St Albans and Welwyn Garden City – both campuses are well connected to public transport and motorways. A new campus in Borehamwood will soon be opening in September.

St Albans Campus is home to award winning facilities set within acres of wide open countryside. Discovery Centre and Sports Zone secured recognition from the Royal Institute of British Architects, a body that aims to recognise buildings that set the standard for great architecture in the UK.

At Welwyn Garden City, our Learning Resource Centre provides students with a modern, spacious environment, ideal for research and studying. We have a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Centre housing the very latest cyber technology and bespoke science laboratories giving our students the best possible start for a career in the STEM sector.

Culturally, we have regular feedback sessions for employees called Staff Voice that are held with the Principal and key Senior Managers and offers the opportunity for employees to discuss day to day issues around the college and provides them with insights into future plans for the college.

We hold an Investors in People Award and pride ourselves on our strong ethos of inclusion and diversity. Our college community offers opportunities to become a meaningful part of the wider community through enrichment and extra-curricular activities.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous holiday allowance.
  • Automatic entry into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Subsidised onsite restaurant.
  • A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership.

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