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Director of Higher Technical Education

Director of Higher Technical Education

Salary: £50,783 – £57,135 (per annum)

Contract Type: Permanent                               

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: All Campuses

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:

  • Development and Implementation of Higher Technical Qualifications across the College;
  • Development and Co-ordination of the Higher Technical Education Provision across the College, ensuring all key Performance Indicators are met;
  • Mapping of Skills development and planning through T Levels and other technical qualifications on to higher levels of study and employment
  • Working with curriculum faculties to maximises recruitment and quality of provision

Key Person Specification Requirements:

  • Degree and/or comparable professional qualification;
  • Bachelor of Education, Certificate of Education or DTTLS, PGCE;
  • Substantial Leadership Experience;
  • Evidence of effective management and leadership;
  • Experience of successfully introducing new curriculum and monitoring a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Good knowledge of Higher Education Qualifications and Level 4/5 qualification frameworks;
  • Good knowledge of T Levels, TLTPs and other technical qualifications;
  • Experience of Quality Assurance processes and activities to bring about improvement.
  • Successful academic teaching experience to at least level 3;
  • Evidence of continuous professional development specific to this area;
  • Understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in work and the learning environment; and
  • Enhanced DBS check.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further details.

If you’re interested in this new opportunity, you can apply by sending a completed application form to recruitment@ccsw.ac.uk by 9am on 21 April 2023.

The selection process will take place on 3 May 2023. 

Benefits:

  • Access to world-class facilities, the use of cutting-edge technologies and digital platforms;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Pension Scheme;
  • 35 days holiday (plus bank holidays);
  • Professional Development;
  • College ‘Count Me In’ social platform;
  • Onsite Fitness and Childcare Facilities;
  • Employee benefit platform;
  • Onsite Costa, Café, Shop, Restaurants, Hair and Beauty Salon; and
  • Free onsite parking.

If you wish to discuss any aspects of the role prior to making an application, then please email recruitment@ccsw.ac.uk where arrangements will be made for a discussion with the relevant department.  

Cheshire College South and 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.

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.  

Ellesmere Port Campus  

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning. As well as our modern classrooms, the Ellesmere Port Campus boasts:  

  • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy; 
  • Mock aircraft cabin; 
  • Fitness gym; 
  • Hair, beauty and barbering salons;  
  • Motor Vehicle Workshop with seven vehicle ramps; and 
  • Strong links with local Employers such as Vauxhall Motors, SP Energy Networks

to ensure learners have access to work placements and industry professionals; 

  • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops. 

Crewe Campus

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning. As well as our modern classrooms, the Crewe Campus boasts:

  • A multi-purpose sports hall;
  • Climbing wall;
  • Fitness gym;
  • TV and radio studios with specialist equipment;
  • Mock aircraft cabin;
  • Award-winning restaurant, The Academy;
  • Hair, beauty and barbering salons; and
  • Professional Centre Stage theatre and engineering and construction workshops.

Chester Campus

Our impressive facilities are the perfect place for learners to meet new friends and be immersed in an environment that is ideal for learning. As well as our modern classrooms, the Chester Campus boasts:

  • Impressive Art and Design Workshops; 
  • Science Laboratories; 
  • Strong links with  local Employers such as Ecolab and Unilever to ensure learners have

       access to work placements and industry professionals; and 

  • Access to 4K video recording equipment and specialist software applications 

Cheshire College South and 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. 

FULLY FUNDED ADULT COURSES

If you are aged 19+ we can help you upskill and invest in your future with one of our FREE adult courses.

When exploring the courses we have available, you may see a fee attached but you’re more than likely to be eligible for a fully-funded enrolment!
Take a look and get in touch with admissions@ccsw.ac.uk if you’d like anymore information.

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