An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced H.E or F.E Course Leader/Manager to leave the classroom and focus on mentoring, coaching, and supporting film industry professionals to deliver curriculum in line with higher education standards.
The ideal candidate would preferably have experience with creative subjects.
Who we are:
Creative Media Skills works hand in hand with film & Tv professionals to deliver top class training to UK and international crew. We are based in the heart of the UK film industry, Pinewood Studios, which allows us to offer students a unique and unrivalled experience.
Creative Media Skills does not only offer bespoke short courses to UK and International crew but in recent years CMS has opened our doors and expanded our learning pool to support accessible learning in the form of accredited courses, in both higher and further education.
Where traditional higher education has failed to equip learners with the up-to-date skills and techniques required to break into industry, the CMS platform enables award winning screen industry professionals to pass on their invaluable knowledge and expertise to the next generation of crew directly from set.
We are now looking for an in-house Curriculum Manager who will be central to our mission to bridge the gap between industry professionals and course leaders to deliver top quality courses that meet all accredited education standards.
Overview of main responsibilities:
1. Tutor mentoring - To mentor industry professionals with their delivery of academic requirements such as ensuring effective communication of learning objectives / outcomes to meet H.E/F. E requirements.
2. Tutor/classroom support – Support and/or assist Tutors with lesson support material such as PowerPoints, handouts, visual aids, etc.
3. Oversee curriculum efficiency – To manage, deal with and report to CMS any matters arising with curriculum matters. Contribute towards curriculum development, research, and other activity appropriate to this appointment.
4. Project manage to ensure all academic deadlines and requirements are met – Be the main point of contact between course leaders and industry professionals.
5. Programme set up – Induction/ welcome week management, onboarding management of Tutors, ad hoc course related admin tasks.
6. Course promotion - To support and manage promotion of courses e.g. attend Open days, ad hoc events and to identify new opportunities.
7. Tutor point of contact / Line Manager - Manage and monitor and develop Tutor performance. Deal with matters arising.
8. Partnership point of contact - Liaise with the relevant H.E / F.E staff on any matters arising related to programmes. Work to pre- agreed processes e.g., liaise with Registry, Head of Schools, Course Leaders, etc...
9. Floor support for Tutors / Students – Be accessible on the floor should any matters arise; students and staff should be able to contact you during working hours.
10. Recruitment of Tutors – Support the recruitment process of Tutors and ensure the onboarding process is compliant with H.E/F.E procedures in place e.g. all Industry tutors CV’s on record
11. Safeguarding – The liaison point between H.E / F.E staff and tutors to ensure effective handling of sensitive student’s issues. To pass over to relevant F.E/H.E staff to manage.
12. Pastoral care – To manage at CMS but to follow the correct avenues/ processes already in place.
• Experience, or a demonstrable desire, to mentor individuals with no formal teaching qualifications.
• Experience of working with young adults.
• Experience with BTEC and/or MA and/or BA qualifications and governing bodies.
• Someone who is solution-focused, understanding the limitations of resources but still able to find creative ways to meet the high expectations of the Department of Education.
• Someone who has a love of film and the creative arts. Ideally the candidate will have some experience working with creatives or in a creative environment.
Knowledge and Qualifications:
• Strong knowledge of OFSTED teaching, learning and assessment criteria.
• Strong computer skills on excel / office programmes.
• Sound knowledge BTEC and UAL curriculums (desirable).
• (Desirable) Demonstratable knowledge of film departments such as Props, Art Department, Make up, Production. Ideally someone with a broad range of knowledge of the industry.
Pinewood Film Studios 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.