Head of Quality

44000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual
07 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Head Of Quality
Salary : GBP44k - GBP55k basic, plus pension and performance related pay
Location : Group sites in London, Hertfordshire and nationally
We are looking for an outstanding curriculum manager to help us drive quality improvement and define new ways of working across the Hart Learning Group, i.e. in North Hertfordshire College, Hart Learning & Development and the Hart Schools Trust.
You'll need to be a real expert in teaching, learning and assessment with a proven ability to both drive continuous quality improvements and define inventive new approaches that work - drawing together expertise, good practice and new ideas from across the Hart Learning Group, the wider education sector and beyond.
This role would be particularly suited to someone with real experience of apprenticeships and traineeships given the growth we're delivering in those areas.
Job Purpose
Working direct to the Executive Director for Quality, you will be responsible for quality assurance and improvement of provision in NHC and Hart L&D - and working closely with colleagues in the Hart Schools Trust. You will be expected to work with colleagues across the Group to provide assurance, constructive feedback, inspirational and substantial input to the improvement of our provision.
  • GBP44k-GBP55k basic
  • Pension scheme
  • Participation in the Group's performance related pay scheme.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Lead delivery of the Group's quality assurance and improvement framework, including internal review, themed audits, complaints process and teaching, learning and assessment observations.
  • Advise and challenge curriculum colleagues on quality assurance and improvement matters - acting as a business partner to them in design, delivery and evaluation.
  • Commission, lead on, and improve, the effective use of data to evaluate performance and support improvement.
  • Monitor the progress of quality improvement activity, delivering interventions where appropriate to support continued and further improvement.
  • Support the self-assessment process, including the writing and validation of self-assessment reports and quality improvement plans.
  • Liaise with a wide range of awarding bodies to ensure compliance and effective working relationships that supports curriculum development.
Person Specification
  • Degree level qualification.
  • Teacher training qualification.
  • Management experience in an educational or similar setting preferably in the delivery of successful apprenticeship provision.
  • Current, practical, experience of Ofsted common inspection framework.
Who Are We
The Hart Learning Group is a charitable organisation with a mission to create social and economic value through learning. The group currently includes:
  • North Hertfordshire College (NHC): an occupationally-focussed further education college with campuses in Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth.
  • Hart Learning & Development (HL&D): a progressive learning and development business which supports businesses to engage with and invest in emerging talent.
  • The Hart Schools Trust: a burgeoning schools trust which currently sponsors one secondary and one primary academy - both in Stevenage.
To apply
  • To apply please send a CV and supporting statement (no more than two pages) via the button below by Friday 27 th October 2017.
  • For more information, or an informal discussion with the current post-holder about the role, please email us.
  • Please note that early applications are encouraged. If a successful candidate is found before the closing date, the position will be closed.