Assistant Director – Quality Assurance and Learner Performance

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Director – Quality Assurance and Learner Performance

Job Description:

Salary: £40,714 to £44,482 (per annum)

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Cross Campus

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an inspirational leader to join our College in the role of Assistant Director – Quality Assurance and Learner Performance.

Educated to degree level, you will have a robust track record of leading on Quality Assurance and Improvement activity within a post 16 educational environment with demonstrable experience of delivering excellence and maximising their opportunities for success.

As a strong strategic thinker, you will demonstrate the ability to deliver on the college’s key objectives while inspiring others through high level communication, engagement and partnership skills.

If you share our vision to be outstanding in all that we do and you have the drive, passion, enthusiasm to create something special, then Cheshire College South and West is the place for you to progress your career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading on Quality Assurance across the College, working with leaders and staff to ensure that delivery, across all College provision, is at a consistently high standard;
  • Taking cross- college lead and developing the internal quality assurance (IQA) approach for vocational qualifications and deputising for the BTEC Quality nominee where necessary;
  • Developing and overseeing the internal quality assurance (IQA) approach for internal and external assessments on general and T-level qualifications; and
  • Working closely with the Quality team and exams team to deliver the Quality strategy and to ensure JCQ compliance.

Key Person Specification Requirements:

  • Degree and/or a comparable qualification;
  • Evidence of a genuine interest in continuous learning;
  • Provide strong, positive and inspirational leadership at College Leadership Team (CLT) level to ensure highly effective quality improvement;
  • Be the lead manager for quality improvement and assurance across the College, by having a strong understanding of the quality of delivery across the breadth of the College’s provision;
  • Develop the practice of teachers and assessors to ensure the highest possible academic and technical standards;
  • Ability to problem solve both at both an operational and strategic level; and
  • Enhanced DBS check.


Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.


  • Access to world-class facilities, the use of cutting-edge technologies and digital platforms;
  • Extensive opportunities for upskilling and continuous professional development;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Pension scheme;
  • 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays);
  • Professional Development;
  • College ‘Count Me In’ social platform;
  • Onsite fitness and childcare facilities;
  • Onsite Costa, Café, shop, restaurants, hair and beauty salon; and
  • Free onsite parking.

How to apply:

Please complete our application form and return it to by 9am on Monday 30 May 2022.

The selection process will take place on Wednesday 8 June  2022.

Cheshire College – South & West is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be required to provide a DBS Disclosure.

If you wish to discuss any aspects of the role prior to making an application, then please email where arrangements will be made for a discussion with the  Assistant Principal – Quality and Foundation English & Maths.

About Us

Cheshire College – South & West is the largest provider of post-16 education in the region, offering exciting opportunities to over 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices, who all have access to world-class facilities as a result of a £120m investment in the latest technology and real working environments, at modern Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester.

Cheshire College is a dynamic, high quality and financially robust College, which provides learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study, encouraging them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy.

There is a fantastic atmosphere at our three Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, providing an environment to get involved in exciting activities and an opportunities for learners to make new friends.


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Location: Across all campuses

Salary: £40,714 - £44,482 (per annum)

Closing Date: 30/05/2022 12:00 am

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Application Form: Download