• Location: SWANSEA, Swansea, SA2 9EB
  • Subject: Development Manager
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £44,786 - £46,249
  • Language: Bilingual
  • Closing Date: 14 June, 2023 11:59 PM

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Assistant Learning Area Manager - Llwyn y Bryn Campus

Assistant Learning Area Manager - Llwyn y Bryn Campus

Gower College Swansea
Assistant Learning Area Manager – Llwyn y Bryn Campus

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and enthusiastic person to become part of the leadership team at our highly successful and award winning Llwyn y Bryn campus, located in the vibrant area of Uplands. A diverse campus, Llwyn y Bryn consists of four different learning areas, namely, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Visual Arts, Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Music Performance. We are seeking applications from individuals with experience in a leadership or co-ordination role and who is passionate about teaching and learning, curriculum innovation and ensuring our learners reach their full potential.

The role:

Work with the Learning Area Manager (LAM) providing effective leadership to the Learning Areas by providing clear direction to staff, enabling, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to provide the highest quality of education.

Full-time, 37 hours per week
Salary: £44,786 - £46,249 per annum
Llwyn Y Bryn Campus

Key Responsibilities:

Assist with the management of the Learning Areas including curriculum, quality, budgeting, staff deployment, performance management, and learner management.
Support the Learning Area Manager in ensuring high quality teaching, learning and outcomes within the Learning Area.
Support the Learning Area manager to embed a consistent approach to learner management.

About you:

Recognised Teaching Qualification (PGCE or equivalent)
Degree or equivalent relevant qualification
Knowledge of current issues facing FE Colleges including curriculum developments with a strong appreciation of Work Based Learning
Knowledge of FE funding methodologies including HE, WBL, ACL, 14-16.
Knowledge of developing curriculum to enhance progression and employability prospects e.g. essential skills

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)
Access to holistic and complementary therapy treatments
Staff support groups: menopause, LGBTQ+ and time for talking
Cycle to work scheme
Access to staff fitness trainer/nutritionist/exercise classes

View more benefits here:

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.

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).


28 days holiday, plus 5 closure days and 8 bank holidays, Local Government Pension scheme, a range of employee benefits including salary sacrifice schemes, staff discounts and free parking.