• Location: Ebbw Vale,
  • Subject: Leadership
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 08 October, 2023 12:00 AM

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Faculty Leader: Skills (Digital Literacy Lead)

Coleg Gwent
Faculty Leader: Skills (Digital Literacy Lead)
Job description
Cross Campus

37 hours per week

Fixed Term - 31/07/24

We are seeking to appoint an excellent teacher with passion, enthusiasm and commitment to lead on the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate and Skills for Employment qualifications within a designated faculty. You will support teaching staff delivering the qualifications and deliver relevant CPD to ensure they deliver excellence in teaching and learning that will result in good outcomes. The successful candidate will also support staff with WEST and ensure they understand the importance of the tool in developing learner’s literacy, numeracy and digital skills.

The successful candidate will have recent and significant, successful experience of delivering the Skills Challenge Certificate at Level 3 and will have a passion for developing learners’ core Skills. As Faculty Leader: Skills, you will also co-ordinate and lead on quality improvement, ensuring moderation and internal verification is completed and meets awarding body standards. You will have a thorough understanding of quality assurance processes and will be expected to act as Principal Moderator for one of the three newly devised Projects within the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate; and coordinate the quality assurance process for the four Levels of the Skills for Employment qualification.

The post holder will also have a cross college lead in relation to digital literacy development. The successful candidate will support lecturers in embedding the integral skill into their schemes of learning, teaching practices, and delivering bespoke training packages for staff to support raising the integral skill standards. The individual will work with staff to implement the newly established skills marking guide.

The post will require you to take on and work with the college’s strategic plan; working with professionalism, taking responsibility for your actions, and giving respect to colleagues and learners alike. You will join the growing department of WBQ & Skills and will report directly to the WBQ & Skills Manager; The success of learner and the drive for continual improvement will be your key driver.

This is an excellent opportunity for those candidates looking to enhance their career and professional develop, including progression into a management role in the near future

Candidates with the appropriate experience, qualifications and personal qualities are invited to complete an application form, ensuring they meet all the ‘Essential’ criteria in the person specification.

The successful applicant will take up post as soon as available.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Gemma Starling, to arrange a convenient time:

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

The College is committed to safeguarding, ensuring the safety and welfare of children and young people. Employment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and registration with the Education Workforce Council if appropriate.

Please note that successful candidates will be expected to pay for the Enhanced Disclosure and registration with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).

At Coleg Gwent we are committed to providing a working environment which embraces diversity and which promotes equality of opportunity. This is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010 and will be adhered to at each stage of the recruitment process.

Our goal is to ensure these commitments are also embedded in our day-to-day working practices with our learners, colleagues, and partners.

We know the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity, and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Coleg Gwent. We want every individual to feel confident, proud, and able to bring their whole selves to work.

We are committed to being an anti-racist organisation and increasing diversity in the College by removing barriers and supporting all our staff to reach their potential. To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBTQ+, non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents the communities we serve.

We welcome applications from candidates who speak languages other than English and everyone regardless of age, marriage and civil partnership (both same sex and opposite sex), impairment or health condition, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender identity or gender expression in line with our Equality Opportunities policy. All campuses are accessible and facilities such as prayer rooms are available.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and affiliates of the Black Leadership Group. Key to supporting this work and providing peer support are 6 Board sponsored Staff Networks (Enabled, Men’s Alliance, Women Together, Cynefin, LGBTQ+ and Race Alliance).

What brings us together?

We are committed to building a culture of inclusion that empowers our people to thrive and fosters a sense of belonging.

To support the College in being a respectful community we have an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) steering group.Hear our ED&I Champions talk about why they are so passionate aboutequality, diversity, and inclusion – Link in attached document.

Your wellbeing matters.

Your wellbeing is important to us. We want to ensure you are able to make the most of the opportunities and reach your full potential. From a programme of wellbeing activities throughout the year underpinned by the Headspace app for all staff which has a diverse selection of meditations that aim to fulfil both beginners and long-time meditators needs and preferences to Partners who are trained mental health champions, to subsidised gym access, we’re determined to create an environment that supports everyone’s mental and physical health.

Benefits for working for Coleg Gwent

We offer a great range of employee benefits – please see attached document

Closing Date: 01/10/23

Interview Date: 11/10/23