Head of Department – Animal and Equine
Reference Number: SCCG2190
Salary: Starting salary of £45,972 with incremental progression to £48,491
Advert Closing Date: Midnight Tuesday 4th May 2021
Interview Date: Week Commencing 10th May 2021. Interviews will comply with social distancing guidelines.
Location: Eccles Sixth Form College
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per Week: 1.0 FTE
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to become the Head of Department for Animal and Equine at Eccles Sixth Form College. The Life Sciences Department includes our Animal, Equine, Veterinary Nursing and Applied Science provisions and the successful candidate will continue to drive forward developments in this high performing department.
Our students have access to a brand-new industry standard animal unit which boats a variety of species including small mammals, exotics and farm animals, a fully equipped veterinary nursing suite and a riding school with over 50 horses with outstanding equestrian facilities. Courses run from level one through to degree level with a variety of pathways in animal management, equine, veterinary nursing and applied science.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and manager with experience of implementing quality improvement strategies in teaching and learning at a departmental and cross college level. They will demonstrate an excellent understanding and experience of monitoring and evaluating performance indicators in order to put in place strategies that will improve attendance, achievement rates and value-added progress measures. They will be forward-thinking, creative and committed to providing the very best learning experiences for our students. They will also show that they have excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to work well with others.
The successful candidate will have a background in animal or equine and will have a good understanding of these industries.
To apply for this job, please complete the registration and online application form via our website.
Reasons to Join Us:
Sixth Form College’s Association style terms and conditions (195 days) and automatic enrolment on to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
A range of developmental & career opportunities
Staff Benefits Package with the best discounts and savings from high-street retailers, holidays and cinemas
Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling and health cash plans
Family Friendly & Flexible Working Policies
Commitment to Safeguarding
As part of our safeguarding commitment we undertake DBS checks as part of our pre-employment procedures on all potential new employees.
Eccles Sixth Form 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.