Friday, September 11, 2015

Animal Management Team Leader

Animal Management Team Leader

Job title: Animal Management Team Leader
Location: Gunnersbury Park
Salary: £20,598 to £35,454 including London Weighting + £2,000 Additional Responsibility Allowance

Our client is currently looking for a Team Leader who will develop, manage and support the School of Animal Care & Saddlery, ensuring a relevant and up to date curriculum is delivered to learners so as to maximise retention, achievement and continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Teaching qualification (PGCE or DTTLS)
  • Experience of working in or with the Animal Care industry
  • Relevant Level 4 vocational qualification or equivalent
  • Level 2 literacy and numeracy
  • A proven record of delivering teaching and learning to a consistently high standard
  • Experience of Further Education curriculum delivery planning and administration
  • Up to date knowledge of curriculum, teaching and learning, managing challanging learner behaviour proven through experience and continuing professional development
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and Information Learning Technology applications
  • Skilled in liaison and negotiation with others
  • Ability to problem solve, work on own initiative and make decisions within agreed strategic guidelines

A full, clean driving licence would be desirable, but not essential.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual, with a high degree of personal presentation and customer care skills. You will be organised and able to manage and organise others effectively, working under pressure and meeting deadlines.

You will be flexible and committed, with an enthusiasm to devise and deliver programmes which attract students into Animal Care.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directing other tutors to ensure a consistent approach is adopted with regard to the delivery of the programmes
  • Line Management of Lecturers who deliver Animal Care programmes at Gunnersbury Park
  • Ensure compliance with relevant college procedures (including Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity and Quality Assurance)
  • Set SMART targets for all staff to ensure effective performance management
  • To monitor and formally review the curriculum, to ensure its delivery, including coordination and review of the end of course reviews of on-programme reviews and to make recommendations for change
  • To guide course teams on curriculum design, planning and delivery to ensure good practice is shared and the quality of learning experience is inspiring and consistent across all programmes
  • To act as Lead Internal verifier for a range of provision at Gunnersbury Park and to monitor and report on internal verification
  • Ensure effective liaison with marketing and admission teams in order to plan to incrementally increase the number of school leaver and adult learners, in line with College strategic priorities
    • To develop formal and informal links with industry and to ensure curriculum development is industry led
    • Plan, prepare and give feedback on student work, monitor progress towards individual targets, keep records and provide timely reports/reviews to students, training suppliers, employers, parents, and College Managers as appropriate
    • Work closely with colleagues within the school and across college to respond to the needs of students
    • Contribute to the teaching/learning resources for the relevant subject/course
    • Attend and contribute to relevant college meetings, including Enrolment, Open events, Employer Events, Parents’ Evenings and Awards Evenings as appropriate

    It should be noted that duties may change in response to the needs of the service.

    This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and barring list check as it is within regulated activity due to the college being defined as a ‘specified place’. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    The College aims to employ a workforce which reflects the community it serves. Therefore applications from minority groups are welcomed. The College is a Two Ticks Employer (Positive About Disabled People) and therefore where applicants indicate they have a disability and meet the essential criteria in the person specification, they will be shortlisted for interview.

    How to apply
    To apply for this position please click on ‘Apply’ and complete a short application process

    Closing date is Thursday 24th September

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