Humanities and Social Sciences Programme Co-ordinator

Seevic & Palmer’s Colleges Group
United Kingdom
Competitive salary
12 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Post: Humanities and Social Sciences Programme Co- ordinator

Reports to: Humanities and Social Sciences Head of Learning

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Teaching: up to 18 hours per week

Main purpose of job

To work with the Head of Learning to plan, organise and co-ordinate a range of programmes across the specific Curriculum Area, this is to be in line with the College's Strategic plan of Career Focused Learning. The role involves taking into account the College's strategic priorities and ensuring an excellent student experience is provided to all. There will be teaching attached to the post and this will be reviewed annually.

Programme Co-ordinators will be line managers. However, it is the Head of Learning who will take overall accountability for the performance of all students and staff within the Curriculum Area.

Duties and Responsibilities

? To plan, develop and co-ordinate a range of courses in the Curriculum Area to ensure that the offer meets the needs of all learners and takes account of best practice and national developments so that students achieve their learning outcomes and progress to a positive destination.

? Continuously improve the quality of the whole Study Programme through ensuring timely compliance with the Quality Framework Structure e.g. assessment schedules and course review activities.

? Ensure effective support for all students so that the Progress Coach sessions, tracking and monitoring (Promonitor) target setting and intervention processes are consistently implemented and meet the needs of all learners.

? To contribute to strategies designed to improve the quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment e.g. Learning Plan and support the development of innovative approaches to curriculum delivery.

? Ensure the highest standard of course planning and resources (e.g. schemes of work, online resources and course materials) by assisting with quality measures.

? To develop and implement procedures to ensure consistency and rigour in all student's assessment.

? Ensure that challenging targets are set at course level and achieved for recruitment, retention, achievement and progress, through monitoring and follow up of Key Performance Indicators E.g. Dashboard

? Support with the timetabling and deployment of staff, to ensure efficient utilisation.

? Implementation of the Student Positive Behaviour Policy (Stage 2 meetings)

? To co-ordinate and deploy resources including support with the recruitment, induction, development and support of new staff and Course Leaders.

? To work with the Marketing team to develop publicity materials and marketing strategies to attract students from all sections of the community.

? To develop new programmes and curriculum development, including cross college initiatives, commercial, full cost and Higher Education where appropriate.

? To organise the day to day operations of the Curriculum Area e.g. arranging cover, organising local arrangements for open evenings and parent, employer or other College related events.

? To lead on agreed items at team meetings and to hold meetings with course teams where appropriate.

? To work with the Head of Learning to ensure that the learner voice is central to college developments and informs decision making and quality improvement.

? Coordinate partner collaboration with prominent employers, third sector and other organisations whose partnership enhances the quality of the college provision e.g. developing and forming relationships with collaborative partners to supply briefs for the Humanities Learning Company.

? Oversee and develop all aspects of Study Programmes.

? To be high profile within all areas of the Curriculum Area and ensure that professional standards are evident in all aspects of the college operation. Ensure learner standards are rigorously and consistently applied and best practice is shared.

? Teach on relevant Curriculum Area programmes and manage learning and assessment activities, undertaking the full range of duties of a teacher. Programme Co-ordinators will normally teach 18hours/24 teaching periods per week. Teaching duties are subject to annual review.


? To actively promote the College's Equalities and Diversity policies within all aspects of the post.

? To promote a unified presence as a member of a cohesive management team and have strong visible and supportive presence throughout the College.

? To adhere to and proactively promote the College's Values and Behaviours at all times.

? To have a comprehensive understanding that Safeguarding including Prevent is a shared cross College responsibility and to ensure that Safeguarding is robustly embedded into the curriculum and staffing community appropriate to the role within the organisation.

? To effectively manage and support team's cross college.

? To carry out supplementary evening, day and or weekend duties as required.

? To comply with the requirements of College Policies and Procedures.

? To be responsible for the implementation of and compliance with the College's Health and Safety policy.

? To champion and embody best practice College developmental activities including Appraisal.

The duties and responsibilities listed are not exhaustive and the College may reasonably require the post holder to undertake duties and responsibilities not stated within this job description. Where changes to a job description are identified and deemed necessary, it is the College's aim to reach agreement on such changes with the post holder, but if agreement is not possible the College reserves the right to insist on changes to your job description after consultation with you.

Person specification

Criteria Essential Desirable Qualifications Teaching/Pedagogy

Educated to Degree level (Level 6) or hold an equivalent professional qualification

Hold one of the following:

A teaching qualification at minimum Level 4 if obtained before 2007 (CertEd, C&G 7407 Stage III) or minimum Level 5 if obtained after 2007 (e.g. DTLLS, PGCE, DiET)

Those who do not have a qualification will, as a condition of employment, be required to obtain a teaching qualification, at Level 5, within the first 2 full academic years of their appointment date.

Subject specialism

Evidence their subject specialism in one or more of the following ways:

By holding a professional/vocational qualification at Level 5 or above

Through demonstrable extensive industry experience

ESOL/English and Mathematics: By holding a Level 4 C&G 9485/6 in their subject area if obtained before 2007 or a Level 5 ADTLLS/SDTLLS if obtained after 2007 (or subject specialism may be incorporated within the teaching qualification, e.g. PGCE with Literacy)

Post holders who are required to teach a subject above Level 5 should demonstrate competency in operating at/above the level of the taught subject. Assessor and Internal Verifier Awards appropriate for the subject area (or willing to achieve within 2 years of the appointment date) Experience and knowledge Experience of planning and developing Study Programmes

Experience of effective timetabling, deployment and utilisation of staff

Successful relevant teaching experience, delivering Outstanding and Good (Grade 1 and 2) lessons in relevant teaching areas.

Successful track record in improving the quality of teaching and learning in FE, Sixth Form College or School Sixth Form.

Successful team worker with a track record in achieving results.

Demonstrable knowledge of incorporating Equality and Diversity within the curriculum

Evidence of understanding and effective implementation of safeguarding policies and a commitment to creating a safe learning environment Skills and attributes Ability to set and successfully achieve targets in relation to recruitment, retention and achievement

Ability to organise key activities and events

Effective written communication skills

Effective oral and presentation skills

Ability to work effectively as a team member

Ability to analyse and solve problems

Good organisational and time management skills

Good personal IT skills

Commitment to achieving excellence through continuous curriculum and personal development.

Demonstrable commitment to the College's vision and values.

Commitment to educational values

Ability to work flexibly to meet changing needs

High level of personal integrity and confidentiality

Appropriate professional appearance

A comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe in Education

Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of leadership strategy and skills

Demonstrable experience of displaying and promoting the College's values and behaviours.

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