• Location: SWANSEA, Swansea, SA2 9EB
  • Subject: Director
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £57,960 - £57,960
  • Language: English

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Director of Skills Development and Schools Partnership

Director of Skills Development and Schools Partnership

Gower College Swansea
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:

An exciting opportunity has been created to strategically lead and develop the core skills of all FE and WBL learners to support the college in its ambition to be excellent. As part of the College’s Management Team you will be also be responsible for overseeing the School 14-19 partnership work and the schools NEET agenda whilst supporting the curriculum and projects within these departments.

Full time – 37 hrs per week
Management Spine Point 10 - £57,960 per annum
Key Responsibilities:

To lead, inspire and motivate staff to support learners in their skills development to underpin their learning and achieve excellent outcomes.
To provide strategic leadership and effective management of the Skills, Schools and NEET Departments, supporting these managers in curriculum planning that is responsive and relevant whilst maximising efficiencies.
To continue to develop effective collaborative opportunities with local schools that drive recruitment and provide additional and appropriate opportunities for pupils locally.
To drive and develop entrepreneurial skills and opportunities for all college learners

About you:

Educated to a degree level with a teaching qualification.
Experience of managing curriculum planning and implementation
Proven track record of implementing continuous improvement strategies
Proven track record of developing and managing successful collaborative projects
Innovative and creative with a passion for creating excellent learner experiences and opportunities.

Benefits for you:

37 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
Free Parking
Access to staff fitness trainer/nutritionist/exercise classes
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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.