Curriculum Team Leader


We are growing and as a result we have an exciting opportunity within Novus, for a self-driven and enthusiastic individual to join as a Curriculum Team Leader within HMP Lewes. This is a challenging yet rewarding role. 

Reporting to the Education Manager the purpose of this role is to teach and provide supervision of a curriculum delivery team, ensuring that all budget, quality and operational targets are achieved, in line with Novus procedures. 

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to) are as follows:

  • Teach designated hours as required, with a flexible approach to delivering across curriculum areas as needed.
  • Plan, lead and develop the curriculum area within the establishment to ensure compliance with the national curriculum framework, the integration of functional skills, individual learner needs and quality assurance targets
  • To be responsible for the self-assessment and quality reports of courses in relevant curriculum area and to ensure timely implementation of action plans arising from these reports
  • Ensure that the quality of the learner experience is maintained through effective line management, co-ordination of budgets and adherence to quality standards
  • Appraise staff in line with the Novus calendar. Assist staff in the development of personal objectives by communicating the Novus`s strategic plans and developmental aims

As a successful candidate you will be required to have:

  • Teaching qualification - minimum Cert Ed, PGCE or equivalent
  • Hold QTS / QTLS 
  • A degree or equivalent subject specialist qualification 
  • Hold at least a Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy 
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and developments at appropriate levels within national curriculum 
  • Track record of effective teaching experience achieving good or outstanding LTO standards
  • Track record of efficient administration in relation to accreditation and national curriculum requirements
  • Track record of effectively leading a team
  • Track record of working with learners who present with challenging behaviour and special educational needs
  • Gain/hold and maintain a clean, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

To succeed within this role, candidates will need to have a pragmatic and non-judgmental approach to their work and the flexibility to adapt to meet learner requirements when necessary.

In return for your dedication you will be rewarded with: 

  • Generous holidays (increases on service)
  • Fantastic pension scheme
  • Extensive training and development
  • Simply health scheme
  • And many more...

Applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the Key Responsibilities, Key Result Areas and Qualifications/Skills/Experience detailed within the role profile. Novus is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

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