Curriculum Lead - Health and Social Care

England, Essex, Colchester
Up to £33330.0 per annum
22 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Adult Community Learning (ACL) is ECC's provider of lifelong learning experiences for Essex residents, offering qualifications to help people move nearer to, enter or progress within the workplace, or gain skills to enhance life chances.
The service focuses many of its programmes and activities on the hardest to reach communities within Essex and learners have access to a diverse range of non-accredited courses which encourage creativity, healthy lifestyles, social inclusion and engagement.

The Curriculum Lead will sit within the Working Lives curriculum team and will provide consistency across the health and social care curriculum specialist area to plan and develop a high-quality adult learning programme, sharing best practice and bringing about change.

The role requires creativity and innovation to change current ways of working, whilst continually striving towards improved service delivery for customers. You will contribute to the development of a vibrant curriculum, a positive ACL brand, whilst ensuring the tutors are motivated and supported to achieve good results.

Role responsibilities

* Responsible for ensuring the curriculum structure and delivery. This will include planning, designing activities, schemes of work, assessment opportunities, annual reviews, liaison with the examinations team and identification of opportunities to use digital technology.
* Embed the analysis and use of a variety of data sources and an assessment of financial viability, to inform planning, improvement and decision making.
* Develop and maintain strong partnerships for mutual benefit, reaching diverse target groups, increasing funding and alternative revenue opportunities and improving the overall customer journey.
* Participate in course review and evaluation procedures to modify and develop programmes accordingly, including student, employer, partnerships and staff perceptions.
* Recruit, induct and provide subject matter expertise to all tutors to support them in delivering excellent learning for our customers.
* Work collaboratively with Quality & Compliance, be responsible for staff development and research work; conduct staff appraisal and in-service training, based on an assessment of individual service needs.
* Responsible for coordinating plans using ACL Quality Assurance Systems, to follow up actions from External Agency visits (this may include Verifiers, OFSTED etc). Liaise with agencies, plan for and participate in visits.
* Responsible for ensuring that delivery fully meets the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework to ensure learner progression against their aims, whether they are employability or wellbeing focused.
* Provide information, advice and guidance to learners and support them to identify and embrace progression opportunities and maximise the benefits of learning, beyond just achievement of qualification.
* Responsible for conducting all observations within and without specific subject area, as required, defined and set out by Quality & Compliance in line with Ofsted and best practice.

This role will include (approx. 180hrs annually) teaching and/or training to disseminate best practice and develop the skills and expertise of the team, cover absence and/or to maintain subject matter expertise.
Qualified to level 4 or 5 in adult teaching with a subject specific qualification, you should also possess a coaching and mentoring qualification, or relevant recent experience

Knowledge, skills and experience

With your experience of teaching, ideally within an Adult Learning environment with a good understanding of the Common Inspection Framework and apprenticeships, you will be able to provide support for appropriate progression pathways for apprentices and adult learners with knowledge of the barriers to learning that can affect some students.

You should have strong evidence of interpreting and analysing management data and complex information with excellent IT skills, organisational, time management and communication skills with the ability to lead change with teams.

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

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