Head of Curriculum


    Website Fircroft College of Adult Education

    Scale 9, currently £42,342 – £46,253 per annum
    Hours per week: 37.5 – Evening and Weekend working required
    April 2020 start date

    Fircroft College of Adult Education is an award-winning residential college occupying a former Cadbury family home, set in six acres of beautiful grounds in Selly Oak, Birmingham. We were originally founded to provide educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged members of society. One hundred years on our mission of ‘social justice’ is more relevant than ever. The college puts its values at the heart of the organisation, and is a thriving and ambitious environment which is experiencing a period of growth.

    The college is seeking to appoint to the role of Head of Curriculum to start in April 2020. This is a vital role within the college leadership, which requires an outstanding candidate.

    The role will develop and manage the college’s education programmes and teams, implement our new 5 year strategy and seek continuous quality improvement and innovation in teaching and learning. This unique opportunity will shape the way that the college develops in the future, providing the chance to design and deliver radical education which makes a difference to society as well as transforming the lives of individuals.

    To be considered for this role you must have experience of successfully managing a variety of adult education programmes (19+), a track record in curriculum design and innovation and the ability to work collaboratively across the organisation. You’ll need to role model outstanding teaching, learning and assessment and be able to encourage others to do this. Specialist knowledge of one of our curriculum areas would be advantageous, as would the ability to champion the use of digital technology in education.

    The right person will be someone who enjoys working at the forefront of social justice and has a passion for adult education. You will like a wide range of responsibilities, leading a diverse team and really making a difference.

    Benefits for this role at Fircroft include free parking, free cooked lunch, free hot drinks, 37 days annual leave with additional closure days, Teachers’ Pension Scheme, health cash back plan, NUS discount cards, a unique working environment, 6 acres of beautiful grounds and engaged and committed colleagues.

    If you meet the criteria above and would like to apply for this role please e-mail HR@fircroft.ac.uk for an application form.

    Closing date for this post is: 9th December 2019
    Interviews to take place: 17th December 2019

    This College is a leader in the area of equality of opportunity and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

    Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of at-risk adults is fundamental to our provision and we expect all staff to share this commitment.

    Applying? please mention you saw this vacancy on ‘B31 Voices‘ and do let us know how you get on, we’d love to know :-)

    Thank you and good luck :-)   

    To apply for this job email your details to hr@fircroft.ac.uk.