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Head of Department (Media)

The Manchester College
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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The Manchester College is based at many sites across the city, each with its own specialist cutting edge facilities within a friendly and supportive environment. One of the main sites for the Creative Industries is a brand-new City Campus Manchester situated in the very heart of Manchester city centre, just a two-minute walk away from Manchester Victoria.

The Campus offers courses to school leavers and adults within the creative and digital sectors. It is home to our Industry Excellence Academies for Computing and Digital, Creative and Digital Media; Hospitality and Catering and Music, as well as our Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts and Visual Arts. We are the largest FE college in the UK providing education and training to a wide range of learners.

We now have an exciting opportunity to join the Creative Industries management team as Head of Department (Media) on a permanent, full time (37 hours) basis.

The successful candidate will have high standards, a passion to drive the department forward and will be a leading figure in the Creative Industries management team in working towards our College 2025 Strategy and our journey to outstanding.

As a Head of Department, you will report to the Assistant Principal in the management and operation of the Department. You will work with the Assistant Principal to effectively manage budgets and resources in diverse and innovative ways to bring about excellent teaching and learning. You will be responsible for the direct line management of teaching and support staff to ensure delivery of an outstanding quality focused education. Furthermore, you will be required to deliver and promote high quality, student focused teaching and learning within the area.

In order to do this, you will need:

A degree level qualification or relevant industrial experience or professional qualification

Recognised teaching qualification and be qualified to deliver curriculum, internally verify and moderate qualification awards

Demonstrate a track record of line management

English and Maths - must be qualified to a minimum of Level 2

The Manchester College is an equal opportunities employer welcoming application from all sections of the community. If you feel you could make a difference in this rewarding and growing sector, please click on the 'Apply online' button below.

Applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the key responsibilities, key result areas and Qualifications/Skills and Experience detailed within the job description.

Salaries are based on skills, qualifications and experience.

In return you will benefit from an excellent package including - a favourable Pension scheme, Retail Discounts, Employee Assistance Program, Cycle to work scheme, Simply Health scheme.

The closing date for this job advert is 29th June 2022 (12 midday), however, the Job advert may close early based on applications.

The assessment / interview day will be held on Wednesday 6th July 2022. Successful applicants will be required to allocate the whole day to this, as candidates who are successful in the morning will move to interview in the afternoon
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