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Student Progress and Development Manager


£35,817.75 to £37,996.68 per annum.


Permanent, Full Time



Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

036 - 038

Responsible To

Faculty Director/Director of Sixth Form/Head of Hartlepool Sixth Form College


Bede Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus, Hartlepool Sixth Form College


Attractive benefits for this post include 46 days’ holiday per year, plus bank holidays and access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

Reporting to the Director of Sport, Health and Wellbeing this is an opportunity for a high performing, ambitious, highly skilled and experienced individual to join our College.

We want all of our students to feel the College is one of the best places to study in the country.

Through working closely with the Director you will be responsible for the delivery of student progress and development function, along with responsibility for student progress, retention and achievement within the Faculty of Sport, Health and Wellbeing.

You will need to ensure teams actively contribute to the achievement of strategic objectives in particular the delivery of an outstanding student experience in line with the Colleges goals and ethos of ‘Student First’.

Most importantly you will be able to build highly effective, positive and professional working relationships with colleagues across the College in order to champion enhancements to the quality of students’ progress, development and achievement. You need to demonstrate a flexible mind-set when seeking to develop and deliver creative and innovative solutions, relevant to academic students and that meet anticipated student needs.

Sunderland College is a Further and Higher Education College based in the City of Sunderland; and one of the largest Colleges in the North-East region. It is a multi- College estate with 4 College campuses. Annually the College delivers education and training to c12,500 students ranging in age from 14-16, 16-18, and 19 years and above. Delivery spans all education routes including GCSEs and A levels, professional and technical education, apprenticeships, higher education and international.  The Faculty is currently self assessed as ‘outstanding’ and comprises a curriculum portfolio of Sport, Public Services, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Foundation Learning, Employability and Community.

Over the last 2 years the College has been scrutinised as part of the Governments national review of post 16 education, and also by the British Council, the Quality Assurance Agency and OFSTED. In each instance it has achieved impressive outcomes. The last OFSTED inspection report in June 2016 describes the College’s leadership as strong, evident in; “Excellent communications and a highly visible leadership team [that] underpin collaborative working across the College”; “A culture of high expectation”; and “A highly inclusive culture”. The College also competes nationally and regionally and has recently achieved Continuing Excellence for the Better Health at Work Award.

For this post applicants should be able to demonstrate in their personal statement practical examples of how you fulfil the person specification.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.  We are big advocates of diversity so applications are welcome from anyone who’s suitably qualified.

For details on how to apply please visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies or alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by 12 noon on Monday 29th October 2018.

 It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018.

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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