The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT) is seeking to appoint an Adult Education Manager to lead this important aspect of the College’s provision.

For many years the College has successfully offered adult courses at the Priestley College campus and in the local community.  This post is an excellent opportunity for the right person to continue that work and influence, develop and shape the delivery of Adult Education across Warrington, ensuring our offer meets the needs of the local community, the local economy and support the mission and vision of the College.

Priestley College is a founder member of The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT) and, as such, there is an opportunity for the appointed candidate to develop the role beyond Priestley College and into TCAT, into the 11 Academies in the Trust, and into the wider community of Warrington.

Based at Priestley College, the role will involve course and curriculum planning, quality assurance, report writing and ensuring the programme meets the delivery of funding targets for adult provision.

Responsible to: MIS (Management Information Systems) Manager for day-to-day management and funding returns and Head of Faculty for matters of Quality Assurance and Curriculum 

Post Details: Permanent, 20 hours per week for 195 days to include some evenings and non-term time hours (there is some flexibility in the working pattern to suit the requirements of the role)

 Start Date: 31st August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter (subject to successful pre-employment checks including an Enhanced DBS check or a check against the DBS Update Service if registered)

Contractual Terms: NJC Terms and Conditions for Support Staff in Sixth Form Colleges

Salary: Point 8 to 10 on the Support Staff Salary Scale i.e. £20,565 to £22,034 per annum (FTE). Actual pro-rata salary would be £9,549 to £10,231 per annum.

Pension Scheme: Local Government Pension Scheme

Application Deadline: 12 noon on Friday 30th July 2021

Interviews: It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 9th August 2021

If you have any queries or feel you do not have all the information you need to apply for the post, please contact the HR Department hr@priestley.ac.uk or telephone 01925 624460.

Additional Information for Applicants

The application form is in word format and should be downloaded to your pc and saved, then completed electronically (CVs will not be accepted).  It is important that you complete all relevant sections of the form accurately.  If you require assistance in completing your application, or require information providing in a different format, please contact HR.

Your application should be returned to hr@priestley.ac.uk or in hard copy format by hand, or posted to the HR Department, Priestley College Loushers Lane, Warrington, WA4 6RD.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment in Education

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

As an organisation using the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust, Priestley College complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice.  The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced DBS certificate for the Child Workforce.

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