Website Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
Programme Leader for Computing and Digital Technology
Salary – £46,014 – £47,598
Location – Across all college sites (Altrincham, Stretford, Cheadle, Stockport and Marple)
The Trafford College Group (TCG) has an opportunity for an experienced and innovative Programme Leader for Computing and Digital Technology to help us achieve our vision of unlocking potential and fostering success.
TCG is a large, dynamic, and forward-thinking College dedicated to providing high-quality education and training opportunities to our diverse student body. We take pride in our commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching and learning. With a strong emphasis on preparing our students for the ever-evolving digital world, we are seeking a passionate and experienced Programme Leader for our Computing curriculum, with a particular focus on digital innovation.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, inspiring individual to support with the development of our Computing curriculum. You will be an exceptional classroom teacher who demonstrates high standards of delivery in a consistent manner, who is committed to improving achievement across all key stages and who understands the strategies required to accomplish this. You must be a strong leader with the ability to inspire both staff and students. You will be enthusiastic, have a winning personality and have an imaginative approach to the delivery of the curriculum area.
This is a varied role, leading on curriculum across our Computing provision from which includes levels 1-3 vocational curriculum, T-Levels, adult courses, digital apprenticeships, and a higher education offer featuring the new Higher National HTQ curriculum framework and an honours degree in cyber, software and networking.
The ideal candidate for this role would be an experienced curriculum manager who is able to manage a team of staff, have responsibility for the quality of the provision and outcomes for students and stay up to date with curriculum changes to ensure our curriculum meets the needs of employers. This role will include some teaching on this provision, although generous remission is given to undertake those duties expected of a programme leader.
As a Programme Leader, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our Computing, Digital, and IT curriculum. You will work collaboratively with industry partners to ensure that our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the digital age. This role offers a unique opportunity to drive innovation and make a lasting impact on the next generation of digital leaders.
A key part of the role will be to stay abreast of emerging technologies and pedagogical approaches in the field of Computing and digital technologies and how these industries support the local skills needs.
A relevant degree in computing or in a related field.
Substantial experience in teaching within the field of IT, Computing and digital curriculum.
Have strong leadership qualities and a commitment to excellent teaching and learning opportunities for our students
A proactive and innovative mindset, with a passion for staying at the forefront of educational and technological advancements.
Strong knowledge of digital innovation trends and technologies.
About TCG:- A Great Place to Work
Every year, thousands of students join us on courses that are designed to further their career prospects, enable transition to higher education or simply satisfy a desire to learn new skills and support well-being. Employment at Trafford College Group brings many benefits including:-
· 62 days annual leave (Inclusive of bank holidays) – to be pro rata
· Generous contributory company pension scheme
· Childcare discounts
· Onsite Starbucks/ Costa
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Continuous Professional Development
· Free Parking
· Exclusive commercial discounts via the CSSC scheme
Staff at Trafford College Group go above and beyond to ensure that our students get the best possible teaching and support to enable them to reach their ambitions. We expect the very highest standards for all students, and this is evidenced year after year by our achievement and progression outcomes.
The Trafford College Group promotes, celebrates and values diversity and is committed to promoting equality for all. As part of our commitment to being a Disability Confident Employer, all disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job, as set out in the job description and person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.
The Trafford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the Trafford College Group is subject to an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check. The Group will meet the costs associated with this.
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unfortunately not able to respond to each applicant. If you have not been called for interview within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.