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Programme Leader - Tourism & Hospitality

Blackpool and The Fylde College
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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The Position
An opportunity has become available for a Programme Leader- Tourism & Hospitality to join our Leadership, Management and Lifestyle department on a full-time basis, working 37 hours per week, all-year round.

Interview to be held w/c 27.06.2022, date to be confirmed.
Key Responsibilities
  • The Programme Leader provides a coordinating focus within a team of subject specialists.
  • To have responsibility for a programme(s)/curriculum, including recruitment, curriculum content and quality indicators.
  • To lead the development and delivery of a curriculum area, as subject leader/programme tutor.
  • To undertake 886 (FE Delivery) or 836 (HE Delivery) hours of teaching annually.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Possession of a recognised teaching qualification minimum level 5
  • Minimum Level 2 English and Maths
  • Possession of subject specialist qualification at minimum Level 7 (HE Delivery only) qualification in the relevant discipline
  • Industrial, commercial or research experience in an appropriate related discipline
  • Experience of teaching a wide range of levels evidenced by high student satisfaction and high success rates
  • Experience of effectively tutoring and supporting individuals, evidenced by high success rates and student satisfaction
  • Ability to co-ordinate a team of individuals to deliver a specific programme of curriculum to high standards
  • To show initiative to develop curriculum based on demands of the sector
  • Experience of using and applying quality improvement processes related to the curriculum
  • Experience working in Further Education or Higher Education
The Department
The Leadership, Management and Lifestyle Department is one of the largest departments in Blackpool and the Fylde College with over 1,500 students. It is a vibrant and diverse community of practice, teaching both practical and academic skills for now and the future.

The School embraces the potential for cross-curricular working whilst retaining the specialisms of discrete disciplines.

Our curriculum offers both FE and HE course which includes:
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Sports, Public Service, Business
  • Hospitality, Catering, Tourism and Gaming
  • HE Business and Professional (Including Accountancy, CIPD and Business Management)
  • HE Public Service, Sports, Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Criminology
B&FC Key Facts
  • Graded Good by Ofsted (2022)
  • One of the Fylde Coast's largest employers with circa 1,000 employees
  • Circa. 12,500 students choose to study with B&FC annually
  • B&FC sites span across a 12 mile stretch of the Fylde Coast with 5 campuses, 3 specialist centres and 4 community learning centres
  • ESFA judge B&FC to be financially strong with a normal turnover c£54m
Rewards and Benefits
  • Enhanced annual leave allowance of 50 days (full-time equivalent)
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Competitive pension scheme:
    • Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) - 23% employer contribution
    • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) - 16% employer contribution
  • Extensive professional development opportunities for all, with B&FC choosing to invest circa. £1.8m in colleague development annually
  • Agile working opportunities
  • Family friendly policies
  • Extensive wellbeing provision including, but not limited to:
    • Access to funded Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) available 24/7, 365 days a year
    • Occupational Health
    • FREE Flu Vouchers for those not entitled through the NHS
    • FREE eye tests
    • Dedicated Wellbeing Hub available to all colleagues containing rich and varied content with resources relating to emotional, physical, financial and social wellbeing
    • FREE healthy breakfast
    • Sports facilities including fully equipped gym
    • Health and beauty salon
    • Trim Trails on Campus (guided routes for walks)
  • Onsite food outlets and Starbucks at subsidised rates
  • FREE car parking
  • Onsite kids 'Sports Camp' 8am - 5pm during selected half term breaks
How to Apply. Please read...
  • In order to apply for this role, click on the 'apply for this job' button on this page
  • There is a function to upload a CV at the beginning of the application form however, this is optional
  • The supporting statement within the online form has a limit of 1000 words. It is recommended to write the statement in a word document and then paste the text into the box provided
  • B&FC is committed to the promotion of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all resourcing practices. Please email should a specific adjustment be required to support in the application and selection process
  • B&FC is dedicated to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of all learners, and expects all colleagues to share in this commitment. As such, employment at B&FC is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1 975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected'. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.
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