Programme Manager - English

College of West Anglia
King's Lynn
38021.00 - 41333.00 GBP Annual
06 May 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An Equal Opportunities Employer
"Changing Lives through Learning"
This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Salary: GBP38021 - GBP41333 per annum
Post Ref: 564039
Base: Kings Lynn
Hours: 37 per week
You will lead, organise and manage the staff, students and resources within the English programme area and actively support the college drive to excellence through continuous improvement. You must have a Degree in English and a teaching qualification e.g. Diploma in Education and Training (L5) formerly DTLLS or Cert Ed and a Level 2 Maths qualification (e.g. GCSE A*-C). You must have IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent or be willing to obtain. You will also have proven success as a Lecturer or Curriculum Manager in post-16 education or training (this will include successful management of programmes, motivation of staff, leading teams, tracking students/data, presenting reports on performance, marketing, interviewing and recruiting students for a range of courses). The ability to travel in the role is also essential.
We offer an excellent package including a generous annual leave allowance, plus five College closure days, fee waivers on some College courses and a contributory pension scheme.
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Closing date for receipt of all applications: 12 noon, Friday 24 March 2017
Post Title: Programme Manager
Department: English
Reporting to: Head of Faculty
Base: Kings Lynn
Purpose of the Post:
To lead, organise and manage the staff, students and resources within the programme area and actively support the College drive to excellence through continuous improvement.
Main duties and responsibilities

  1. Initial staff and student timetabling of the programme area and ongoing monitoring of staff and student timetables to ensure the effective and efficient use of resources.
  2. Monitoring performance in the programme area.
  3. Contribute to the marketing, recruitment and selection of programmes and students.
  4. To advise on the development of new programmes, curricular activities and learning materials.
  5. To advise on budgetary priorities.
  6. To actively support and develop key quality processes in the programme area including, schemes of work, lesson plans and use of ILT.
  7. Lead programme area meetings and contribute to faculty management meetings.
  8. To undertake staff appraisals and teaching observations in partnership with HoF.
  9. Monitoring staff absence and sickness cover.
  10. Teaching between an agreed range of teaching hours per week within the programme area as agreed by senior management.
  11. Deputise when necessary for the HoF.
  12. Promote safe and healthy working practices in learning areas, applying and complying with Health and Safety regulations.
  13. Ensure appropriate responses in respect of full child protection and safeguarding issues.
  14. Participate in a duty rota of wider management responsibilities.
  15. Such other responsibilities as determined by the principal.

Other features of the Post:
This job description is not definitive or exhaustive but is provided to give the post holder an indication of the range of activities, duties and responsibilities concerned with the employment and may be subject to review and revision at any time at the discretion of the Corporation if, in the interest and efficiency of the service, it should be deemed necessary.
Please note that candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on the below specification and should therefore bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form. If you do not meet the essential criteria please do not apply.
Criteria will be assessed at different points of the selection process. The Assessment Stages are:- A = Application I = Interview P = Presentation T = Test

assessment stage
  • Degree in English
  • Teaching qualification (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE, Diploma in Education and Training (L5) formerly DTLLS)
  • Level 2 Maths qualification (GCSE A*-C) or equivalent.
  • IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent or willing to obtain
  • Master's Degree in English
  • First Aid
  • Management qualification
  • A
  • Proven successful practice as a Lecturer/Teacher or curriculum manager
  • Successful management of programmes and motivation of staff i.e. leading teams
  • Tracking students/data and presenting reports on performance
  • Marketing, recruiting, interviewing students for a range of courses
  • Proven experience of teaching English
  • Proven successful practice as an FE Lecturer or curriculum manager in post 16 education/training
  • Working in partnership with other organisations
  • HE curriculum development
  • A
Personal Qualities
  • Understanding of current and planned curriculum issues including e-learning as well as knowledge of the programme area
  • Ability to assess and improve standards and performance
  • Ability to manage a diverse range of programmes and staff to achieve high standards
  • Ability to use data to improve performance
  • Understanding of study programmes
  • I/P
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and learning
  • Commitment to high standards
  • Capacity to both lead and be a team member
  • An eye for detail
  • Self-motivated and flexible working
  • Self-critical
  • Proven research skills
  • I/P
  • Prepared to lead educational visits
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to be able to work safely with children and vulnerable adults
  • I

  1. Remuneration
    1. The actual salary range for this post is currently SCP MA04 GBP38021 to MA07 GBP41333 per annum
    2. Increments are normally applied each 1st September. (No incremental progression will be allowed until the probationary period has been successfully completed).
    3. Salaries are paid monthly on 25th of each month.

  1. Hours of Work
The hours for this post are 37 hours per week and will usually be worked between Monday to Friday. The arrangement of these hours will be decided in consultation with the line manager. You will be required to act as duty manager on a rota basis which can require lunchtime and occasional evening duties.

  1. Holidays
    1. Annual leave is 35 days per annum. The arrangement of leave must be approved by the line manager.
    2. There are a further 13 statutory/concessionary days leave at fixed times during the year.
    3. Up to 5 days leave is dictated by the College and there are certain periods when the taking of leave is restricted.
  2. References All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and you are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service form for this post. Failure to do so promptly will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn. If you wish to see a copy of our DBS policy, please contact the HR department.
  3. Sickness
The College operates a sickness benefit scheme in which you will be entitled to participate.

Service Sick Pay

During first year of service Statutory Sick Pay

i.e the Probationary period.

During 2nd, 3 rd , and 4th year of service 60 days full pay

After 5 years' service 120 days full pay and 60 days half pay

  1. Pensions You will be eligible to participate in the Teachers' Pension scheme at the rates set out on the table below. The scheme is contracted out of the state scheme.
Full-time equivalent salary
Contribution rate per year
Up to GBP25,999
GBP26,000 - GBP34,999
GBP35,000 - GBP41,499
GBP41,500 - GBP54,999
GBP55,000 - GBP74,999
GBP75,000 and above

  1. Continuous Service
Previous employment would not usually count towards continuous service. You may however if regulations permit you to do so, count any previous continuous local government service as part of your continuous employment with the Corporation for redundancy pay purposes.

  1. Contract Duration
This is a permanent post.

  1. Appraisal Scheme
The College operates a Staff Appraisal Scheme in which employees will be required to participate.

  1. Flexibility
All staff are expected to be flexible in terms of work, hours and days. However, changes to normal arrangements would only be required after full consultation.

  1. Location
The main base for this post will be Kings Lynn. However, the employee may be required to work at any of the College locations or sites where the College provides services.

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