• Location: Pibwrlwyd, SA31 2NH
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £50,000.00 - £55,000.00
  • Language: Welsh

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Head of Creative and Culinary Arts

Coleg Sir Gar

Salary: £49,256 - £53,932 / year

Head of Creative and Culinary Arts
Application Deadline: 21 June 2024

Department: Other

Employment Type: Permanent

Location: Pibwrlwyd Campus

Reporting To: Assistant Director of Curriculum

Compensation: £49,256 - £53,932 / year

DescriptionColeg Sir Gâr is seeking an ambitious and visionary individual to join our institution as the Head of Creative and Culinary Arts. As a leading provider of quality education and training, we are dedicated to nurturing the talents of our students and preparing them for successful careers in the ever-evolving fields of Catering, Hospitality, Art & Design. If you are passionate about education, possess good industry experience, and have a proven track record of inspiring excellence, we invite you to embark on this exciting journey with us at Coleg Sir Gâr.

As Head of Creative and Culinary Arts, the post holder will play a key role in the development and implementation of College strategies, policies and procedures in the areas of Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Curriculum Development, Quality assurance and Quality Improvement and Commercial work. The post could involve extensive travel across Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, flexibility in working hours and will lead to working within the Dual Sector University.

The Head of Creative and Culinary Arts role involves liaison and collaboration with key stakeholders and external contacts. The college has developed extensive, value adding partnerships upon which this role will influence significantly.

Key Responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with external parties, ensuring appropriate relationships with schools, employers and parents;
  • Provide effective operational planning and management to meet College, Directorate and Curriculum strategic objectives;
  • Drive learner recruitment across the Curriculum promoting growth and innovation in line with market intelligence and proven need for all FE, WBL, HE, 14-19 and commercial learning;
  • Teach a number of hours commensurate with the position of Head of Curriculum;
  • Lead the development of Teaching and Learning in the Curriculum, ensuring that it is at the cutting edge of current thinking and technology and leads to creativity and innovation;
  • Ensure that the Curriculum in the area is planned effectively, implemented efficiently and meets the needs of the local and national economy;
  • Ensure that all College Quality Assurance and Improvement processes that appear in the College Quality Cycle are met within the Curriculum Area, to agreed timescales;
  • Ensure that the Curriculum Area strives for the highest possible outcomes and progression rates for learners;
  • Ensure the management of all human and physical resources within the area efficiently and effectively, within an agreed budget;
  • Assist the Dean in the promotion of the work of the Faculty, ensuring the celebration of learner and staff success is maximised;
  • Ensure all statutory and regulatory requirements in respect of Health, Safety and the Environment in relation to the area are applied and adhered to, including the Educational Visits Policy;
  • Assist the Dean in the establishment of appropriate student discipline standards in line with College policy;
  • Contribute to a range of cross college meetings;
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by the Principal/Chief Executive commensurate with the grade of the post at the initial place of work or other locations within the College.

Skills, Knowledge and ExpertiseEssential Criteria:
  • Degree/HND or Equivalent
  • Teaching Qualification
  • At least three years relevant experience of curriculum management including the introduction and implementation of new initiatives
  • At least three years' experience of curriculum development
  • Experience of working in partnership with external agencies
  • Experience of developing income generating activity in an educational environment
  • Excellent communicator with diplomacy and tact
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to lead a geographically dispersed team
  • High level of personal integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • An understanding of developments in FE, HE, 14-19 and WBL
  • Lead by example, setting high standards of professionalism
  • Demonstrate a positive, open and supportive management style
  • Value and nurture creativity in others
  • Encourage and motivate others to share ownership and responsibility for service
  • Challenge and resolve less than satisfactory performance
  • Develop good working relationships

Welsh Language Requirements:
  • Welsh Oracy (Listening/Speaking) - Level 0/1
  • Welsh Literacy (Writing/Reading) - Level 0/1
See detailed language descriptions attached.

Persons are welcome to apply for posts in Welsh and applications made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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  • You will receive 37 days holiday, plus bank holidays and five closure days which totals at 50 days holiday per year.
  • Extremely generous pension scheme with employer contributions of 20%.
  • Award-winning professional learning and development programme.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Online and instore retail discounts