Head of Computing
Access Creative College is a national FE and HE training provider delivering courses in Music, Games, Digital Media, Events and Creative Computing across seven UK locations. Now in our 26th academic year and serving more than 2000 learners over Levels 1-5, Access Creative College has a well-established reputation for creative courses. We've been part of Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and JP Cooper's journey to stardom. We continue to strive to provide that same well-respected education to a new generation of creatives.
Position: Head of Computing
Location: Home Based with National Travel
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
About the role:
The postholder will be responsible for the development of our brand new areas of computing provision that are to be delivered from Sept 2021. The provision includes education programmes in creative computing and esports management and as an experienced practitioner with a technical understanding of computing, you will be required to review, develop and grow both existing and new areas of provision.
You will also be key to leading on the implementation of the new T Level in Software Development, planned to commence in two of our national centres from Sept 2021 with further growth planned. This is a new area of provision and you will be supported to draw on your technical and educational experience to support the development of this provision.
- Provide strategic and operational leadership of the area of provision, including the production, monitoring and evaluation of information essential to strategic decision making
- Lead and support the growth, design, development and delivery of the portfolio.
- Responsible for the Computing curriculum offer development and growth by liaising with external partners and developing strategic links with employers and industry.
- To lead on the implementation of the L3 T Level in Software Development for delivery in Sept 2021.
- Develop employer and industry partnerships in supporting curriculum development
- Work across the ACC with other Heads of Department and Centre Managers to develop and respond to initiatives and projects as appropriate
- Support Centre Managers to ensure that curriculum staff and managers within ACC work effectively as coherent teams across the various sites
- Provide insights to inform the delivery of technical skills related to the area of provision based on experience and subject matter expertise.
- Proactively collaborate with internal and external partners, ensuring that development opportunities for the ACC are maximised
- Keep abreast of current developments which may be relevant to the ACC’s activity and future direction
- Chair or serve on a range of ACC management and external committees, as required
- Proven experience managing provision using excellent time management and organisational skills
- Knowledge of the Computing curriculum, including requirements for employability and wider skills development
- A broad technical understanding and experience of the requirements of the area of provision
- Detailed understanding of safeguarding, risk assessment, information sharing, equality and diversity, health and safety legislation and practices.
- Experience of managing relationships with stakeholders and partner organisations effectively
- Experience of managing, leading, guiding, directing, and motivating staff
- Hold a relevant professional Qualification
- An appropriate teacher training qualification i.e PGCE, Cert Ed, BEd. DTLLS (level 5) DET
- Have a relevant Vocational Qualification at level 3 or above with associated work-related experience in the area of specialism.
- Hold an appropriate management qualification
You may have experience of the following: Head of Computing, Head of IT, Head of ICT, IT Teacher, ICT Teacher, Education, Teacher, Further Education, etc.
Access Creative College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.