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Director of Higher Education Participation and Skills


£46,249.92 - £50,528.28 per annum





Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

045 - 048

Responsible To

Vice Principal, Curriculum & Quality


Bede Campus, St Peter's Campus, Washington Campus, Hylton Campus, City Campus


An opportunity has arisen for an exceptional Director of Higher Education Participation and Skills capable of driving the College’s higher education and skills portfolio forward.

We are looking for an individual skilled in proactively driving forward higher education curriculum strategies to support income diversification across a dynamic organisation.

The role requires substantial experience of developing and implementing higher education curriculum and skills strategy in a further education setting, coupled with knowledge of key curriculum issues, government and policy changes impacting the HE in FE sector.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in a cross College leadership role with the responsibility for the development of its higher education and skills portfolio including a responsibility for quality and enhancement.

As well as the relevant experience, we are looking for someone with the desire to push for continuous improvement, solving problems and inspiring those around them.

You will need to be flexible in your approach and willing to maintain an up-to-date understanding of developments within the educational sector and/or industries pertinent to the College’s curriculum, students and locality.

You will be educated to postgraduate degree level, hold a teaching qualification, be able to demonstrate continued personal development relevant to the role and preferably be a QAA reviewer.

This is a full-time post across all College campuses.

To find out more about this great opportunity visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies  alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by Thursday 14th July 2016

 *Please note previous applicants need not apply

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults


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