Head of Curriculum - Creative Industries

Brighton Metropolitan College

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College is looking to recruit a forward thinking individual with a track record of success across the Further Education sector to provide outstanding academic leadership and management to the Centre for Creative Industries, which includes art and design, photography, digital media, games, film and music.

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College is one of the largest UAL awarding body centres in the country with a proud history of outstanding provision across the Creative Industries. The Centre for Creative Industries was graded outstanding in the last college Ofsted Inspection, has achieved a high level of recognition with stakeholders both locally and nationally and achieves exceptional achievement and student progression. Located in the center of Brighton’s bustling North Laine and New England Quarter, the College’s Central Brighton campus boasts excellent links with employers and the City’s £1 billion creative and digital sector.

This is an exciting and demanding role. Applicants should have a proven track record of successful team management and course leadership within the Further/Higher Education sector.

Main purpose and scope of the post: 

  • To lead and manage the work of curriculum teams to ensure an exceptional student experience; ensuring teaching, learning and assessment is of a consistently high standard and that students achieve, succeed, progress and gain sustainable employment.
  • To ensure continuous and measureable quality improvements, contributing to the achievement of key performance indicators (KPIs) within designated curriculum areas.
  • To lead and manage designated curriculum areas (16-18 Classroom Based and Adult Learning, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and Commercial programmes) across different sites.
  • To work with the Assistant Principal to achieve student recruitment targets by contributing to schools liaison activity and other recruitment activities.
  • To manage and develop curriculum leaders and teaching staff, effectively deploying resources, actively identifying and supporting talent and addressing unsatisfactory performance.
  • To be an active member of the management team and to communicate and, implement operational plans through regular team meetings and other approaches within the areas of responsibility.
  • To support the Assistant Principal to build and maintain effective relationships with organisations and agencies including local authorities, schools, businesses, community and voluntary organisations.
  • To contribute to the effective implementation of merger and the development of Greater Brighton Metropolitan College by working with the Assistant Principal to bring together curriculum teams to share practice and ensure comparable outcomes across sites.
  • To effectively manage budgets and other College resources within areas of responsibility.
  • To undertake other duties commensurate with the post as defined by the Assistant Principal.
  • To promote the College vision and mission and embody the College values.
  • To comply with College policies and procedures at all times.

For further details of this role please click on the full accountabilities above.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications and you must complete our online application form to be considered for this position.

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