Deputy Head of Curriculum - Science, Access and Higher Education

North Hertfordshire College
South East
£15000 - £100000

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Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding, passionate education manager with a background in science who is motivated and committed to the success of our students through the development and delivery of a high-quality, relevant curriculum, fun and engaging student experience and exciting industry and employer partnerships.

Located in the heart of Hertfordshire’s burgeoning lifescience sectors, you will engage with key employers and industry partners to create a future-proofed, exciting post-16 and Higher Education offer.

If you can bring science to life in a way that engages, inspires and leads to high achievement and positive progression, then you will be successful here at NHC.


Working closely with the Head of Curriculum, you will need to be a dynamic and inspirational leader whilst also having a clear, operational focus on successful outcomes for learners. You will be a science professional/teacher and require a thorough understanding of managing education quality processes with a focus on improvement in teaching, learning and assessment.


An academic background in a Science related discipline.

Evidenced record of managing and/or implementing a range of quality processes and systems within a further education environment

A strong course leader who delivers multiple and diverse teaching methods, which provide high quality success outcomes

Experienced observer of classroom and workplace teaching and learning assessments, with experience of writing detailed reports and support plans

An understanding of the development of a comprehensive, detailed and responsive further and higher education curriculum

Good analytical skills with proven ability to use management information to identify issues and opportunities to drive quality and performance

Good communication and presentation skills, written and verbal

This job description is intended as a general guide to the duties attached to the post and is not an inflexible specification. It may, therefore, be altered from time to time to reflect the changing need of the service, always in consultation with the post holder.

Roles And Responsibilities

Manage the agreed quality processes and systems; course reviews, internal/external verification, student satisfaction, Promonitor, lesson observations; work with colleagues across the designated curricula to deliver a quality focused student experience, which engages, inspires and prepares students for the world of work and future study.

Support the development and evolution of a responsive, relevant, curriculum offer; in particular to develop and deliver Level 3 T-levels and Higher Technical Qualifications at Level 4 and 5.

Work with the Head of Curriculum to identify, develop and deliver new, relevant Science related projects, including the exploration of possible funding and grant opportunities

Foster, develop and maintain relationships with external organisations and relevant industry partners to encourage industry engagement in curriculum delivery and curriculum development.

Work with marketing, communications and events colleagues to define a clear proposition to individual students of all ages within the curriculum responsibility

Teach a minimum of 340 hours on a range of courses, as required, demonstrating high standards of teaching, learning and attainment, whilst ensuring continuous improvement in own teaching to support positive student outcomes

Work with the Head of Curriculum and other colleagues to ensure the delivery of the college’s model for teaching and learning is effective; ensure that the model is consistently applied and embedded across the curriculum(s) of responsibility

With the Head of Curriculum and quality and curriculum colleagues, create and deliver a personalised teaching and learning support plan for teaching staff, whilst ensuring each plan provides inspiration and direction required to deliver outstanding teaching and learning

To support the head of curriculum with the creation of the Self-Assessment Report (SAR) and the execution of the subsequent Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) to ensure that the curriculum area(s) continue to progress to excellence

Work with colleagues across the college to ensure we are providing necessary safeguarding support for students