• Location: Swansea, SA29EB
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £60,000.00 - £65,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 17 June, 2024 12:00 AM

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Director of Quality

Gower College Swansea

Salary: 61728 - 61728 Per Annum

About us:

Gower College Swansea is one of the largest colleges in Wales with a strong reputation for high quality teaching and learning. We have six campuses across the city with over 4,500 full time learners and 10,000 part time learners. We currently have a turnover of over £50 million making us a major employer in the region with approximately 1,000 staff.

At Gower College Swansea we are passionate about investing in our staff and looking after their wellbeing to ensure they feel supported in work and also at home.

The role:

To lead the Quality Team and be accountable for developing, implementing and monitoring continuous quality improvement and quality assurance strategies across the College.

Working closely with the Deans, LAMs and other leaders to lead on the effective delivery, monitoring and evaluation of teaching provision across the College. You will lead on the design and implementation of robust quality procedures, ensure consistent compliance and drive a culture of continuous improvement.
  • 37 Hours Per Week
  • Permanent
  • £61,728 Per Annum
  • Swansea- Tycoch Campus
Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide effective leadership for the department and motivate the team to deliver a high quality service to the college.
  • To be an active participant in the college's Senior Leadership Team.
  • To raise the profile of the Quality Team across the college and play a key role in developing a culture of continuous improvement.
  • To drive positive outcomes in performance against all quality key performance indicators in line with the college, WG, Estyn and Ofsted standards across all areas of the college business.
  • To develop effective systems for quality review and improvement.
About you:
  • PGCE or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Degree or equivalent level 6 qualification
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience
  • Knowledge of Estyn's inspection framework
  • Knowledge of FE/HE/ACL and WBL
  • Experience of improving quality outcomes and learner experience
Benefits for you:
  • 37 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 21% (2023)
  • A Teacher's Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 23.68% (2023)
  • 2 staff well-being days
  • Discounted study opportunities on College programmes
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We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our organisation.

If you wish to continue your application journey using Welsh Language, please visit our Cymraeg site. We encourage Welsh Language applications as we recognise the importance of delivering services in Welsh, and the need to grow our bilingual workforce.

Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

Please note that we are expecting a high volume of applicants for this vacancy. If we do, we may close the post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended.

Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February).