• Foster an environment that embraces college values, recognises team member contributions, supports collaborative working, encourages innovation and supports the principles of restorative practice.
• Developing and managing all aspects of Apprenticeships, Work Based and Adult Learning activities across the Digital Industries curriculum provision.
• Create a curriculum offer that ensures the Digital Industries School is in a strong position to become the training provider of choice for and its surrounding area employers and employees.
• Ensure the School has a solid strategy to take full advantage of funding and policy changes relating to Apprenticeships and adult funding.
• Work closely with local and regional employers to build a network of new partners, whilst developing existing partnerships.
• Work with the Apprenticeship Unit and Marketing team to ensure the curriculum offer of the Digital Academy meets the needs of the regional economy and complements the wider college apprenticeship and adult curriculum portfolio.
• Work with the Head of School and course team to support the seamless progression of students from classroom to apprenticeship learning.
• Work with the appropriate Quality and Apprenticeship Unit colleagues to improve standards in teaching and learning across the apprenticeship provision.
• Monitor and review programme activity and standards to ensure funding and Awarding Organisation guidelines are met and comprehensive records of participation and outcomes are kept.
• Gain feedback from apprentices and employers through focus groups, surveys and verbal feedback as appropriate and contribute to driving up the quality of the apprentice/student experience.
• Deliver against agreed apprenticeship output and outcome performance measures.
• Work with college colleagues and University partners to develop and deliver the College’s Digital higher apprenticeship provision.
• Ensure accurate and robust information is available and used effectively within the Digital Academy, to maximise its financial contribution and secure the best possible outcomes for apprentices and students.
• Ensure effective teaching and progress through ePortfolio management and structured monitoring, evaluation and review processes
• Maximise the College’s safeguarding strategies and comply with its requirements to safeguard and protect the welfare of all student and apprentices.
• Provide the leadership that creates an environment where E&D permeates every college activity that apprentices and students come into contact with.
• Accountable for the delivery of agreed budget targets for delivery of teaching and learning.
• Work with management information colleagues to maintain accurate up to date apprentice and student records, whilst ensuring funding is maximised in each curriculum area of responsibility.
• Create safe and healthy learning environments for apprentices and students, which comply with the College’s Health and Safety Policy and health and safety legislation.
• Degree or equivalent qualification in a Computing / Digital related subject
• TAQA award
• PGCE/Certificate in Education
• Evidence of continuing commitment to self-development through courses and work undertaken
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Extensive Apprenticeship development and management experience across further and higher education curriculum (E)
• Proven track record of successful people management in an FE or Training Provider environment, including the effective management of underperformance (E)
• Strong track record in building a successful Apprenticeships Provision (E)
• Evidence of providing high quality, effective and innovative learning experiences that leads to outstanding outcomes (E)
• Experience of planning and delivering and highly efficient curriculum offer and associated budgets (E)
• Good analytical skills with proven ability to use management information to identify issues and opportunities to drive performance (E)
• A good understanding of apprenticeship management information requirements and the need for data accuracy
• Strong knowledge of the OfSTED Common Inspection Framework and experience of the inspection process at a curriculum level
• An ability to engage and motivate individuals to deliver high performance outcomes in a FE and HE environments
• Good communication and presentation skills, written and verbal
• An ability to effectively embed equal opportunities and safeguarding into apprenticeships
• A good understanding of how technology can be used to enhance teaching, learning and assessment for students and apprentices
Takes control and exercises leadership. Initiates action, gives direction and takes responsibility.
Open, reflective and warm
Supports others and shows respect and positive regard for them in social situations. Puts people first, working effectively w