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Head of Occupational Studies (Truro & Penwith)

Full Time

We are one of the highest performing colleges nationally on all courses at all levels, rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to for a dynamic, dedicated individual to lead our Occupational areas including Construction, Automotive, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Hospitality and Catering programmes including Future Skills in a cross-site role with responsibility across all campuses.

The College has a large provision of occupational areas with approximately 600 students currently studying across the full-time programmes.  The Future Skills Programme area incorporates our apprenticeships, adult and project delivery with 420 apprentices, 2000 adult learners and facilitates our funding bids to enable us to invest in our teaching and training provision and update our facilities to support individuals, employers and the wider county. The area also successfully delivers new T Levels in Construction along with a HNC & HND in Engineering.

Truro & Penwith College boasts outstanding facilities including the new for September 2023, £3.8M STEM & Health Skills Centre specialising in the delivery of Engineering, Digital & Heath related qualifications including Nursing. The College is also home of the Cornish base of the Southwest Institute of Technology within the £7M Valency building with state-of-the-art Engineering and Welding workshops combined with Electronics, Digital Laboratories and CAD rooms. The Occupational area encompasses New Electric Vehicle Laboratories and extensive Construction facilities for Wet and Wood Trades as well as a centre for Renewable Technologies in Construction. The College also has two award winning training restaurants and is the home to The Paul Ainsworth Academy.

The Head of Occupational Studies will be responsible for the quality of provision within the occupational area, this includes the curriculum offer and content, teaching and learning, pastoral support, learning resources, recruitment and the overall student experience. It is essential that they lead, support and motivate staff members and build good relationships with stakeholders and employers.

We are seeking applicants with good academic and professional qualifications, appropriate lecturing experience and experience of leadership in an educational context. The successful candidate will be a committed professional who is able to share their enthusiasm with students and staff and has the ability to lead an expert group of individuals to deliver a cohesive programme across all courses in the Occupational area.

A commitment to curriculum development and a flexible approach to teaching and learning are required. They will also need to work with confidence with a wide variety of ability levels and project enthusiasm for all aspects of the subjects.

If you are interested in this position and would like the opportunity for a phone conversation with the Principal, please email hr@truro-penwith.ac.uk and we will arrange a time. Interviews for this position will take place week commencing 16 October 2023.

We offer a generous package with benefits including 40 days annual leave plus bank holidays and College closure days, teacher pension scheme, relocation package, free on-site parking and a variety of on-site benefits and discounts.

Job Details

Salary - £57,750 - £63,000 per annum
Closing date - 09/10/2023 12pm
Location - Penzance, Truro

Curriculum Vitae are not accepted, Application Forms only. Successful candidates will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date.

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