• Location: Swansea, SA29EB
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £50,000.00 - £55,000.00
  • Language: English
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Learning Area Manager for Independent Living Skills and Advance to Further Education

Gower College Swansea

Salary: 53933 - 58610 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:

The Learning Area Manager will provide effective leadership to the ILS and Advance to FE though setting clear direction for staff, enabling, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to provide the highest standards of quality to ensure outstanding learner engagement and success.

These key curriculum areas of the college provide truly transformative experiences for learners. Many of the learners will have IDPs and will need additional and often bespoke approaches to support their learning. The Learning Area Manager will need to work with their teams to build a culture of ambition, support and inclusion so that every learner achieves their full potential. A focus on building confidence, progression and celebrating success is critical.
  • Full-time (37 hours per week)
  • Permanent
  • £53,933 - £58,610 per annum
  • Tycoch campus
Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the operational management of the Learning Area
  • Leading change and driving the new curriculum forward
  • Developing new innovative and inclusive curriculum that supports the strategic approach for progression
  • Developing positive working relationships with schools and the local authorities to support the effective transition for ILS learners
  • Ensuring high quality, responsive and effective teaching and learning
About you:
  • First Degree in a related discipline
  • Teaching Qualification (PGCE or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of local/ regional and national context affecting FE Colleges and education including curriculum developments
  • Experience in developing curriculum to enhance progression and employability prospects for lower level learners
  • Performance management of staff
Benefits for you:
  • 37 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • A Teacher's Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 23.68% (2023)
  • 2 staff well-being days
  • Access to staff fitness trainer/nutritionist/exercise classes
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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).