The National College for High Speed Rail is a brand new incorporated FE College that has been established to train the next generation of the rail workforce. Covering the breadth of the rail industry from design to people experience, construction, maintenance and operations, the College is training learners from the age of 19 in a range of Higher Apprenticeships and higher education qualifications. Learners who have attended the College will gain skills that enable UK employers to support the development and running of HS2 and future high speed rail projects at home and around the world.
The College’s vision is to pioneer technical excellence, setting new standards for collaboration and diversity in what will be a major growth industry for the UK in future years. We opened our doors to learners in September 2017, with two main hub sites in Birmingham and Doncaster and a network of ‘spokes’ via partner arrangements across the UK. The National College currently delivers 80% of its provision through apprenticeship and 20% as Higher Education Programmes.
Being involved at the beginning of this exciting journey we are able to offer you a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with the College growing and evolving providing excellent opportunities for career development and the scope to influence the future of the Further Education Sector. NCHSR is about to start the next part of its exciting journey becoming the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure. This will see growth into supporting the wider transport sector and the broadening of the employer-led curriculum.
The Head of Learner Experience role is a Senior Management position holding responsibility for ensuring the National College provides an outstanding learner and employer experience from the point of initial contact and throughout their journey with the College. The post-holder will be responsible for effective leadership, direction and accountability for all aspects of the College’s Learner engagement and enrichment; safeguarding, prevent and wellbeing; learner engagement and enrichment; academic support and workplace reviews; and front line customer service.
The National College for High Speed Rail 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.