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You will work as a member of the Service’s management team, with specific responsibility for the management, development, promotion and support of the Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service’s learning offer in arts, humanities and well-being, providing curriculum leadership and direction.
Strategically you will understand the adult learning landscape locally and nationally with a good knowledge of the changes that are being implemented across Adult Education.
You will be responsible for the operational management of the curriculum for arts, humanities and well-being, ensuring that all teaching, learning and assessment activities in this area are provided to high standard and operate, within a framework of continuous improvement.
You will ensure that the curriculum area delivers the service’s local, national and funding targets and that it is effective and relevant to the needs of Leicester’s residents.
You will ensure effective strategic links and to devise programmes that support the needs and objectives of with other organisations and council departments e.g. schools and colleges, economic development, workforce development, arts and museums and other priority agendas, whilst ensuring that all performance targets for enrolments retention, achievement, progress and progression are monitored and met as appropriate.
You will be required to keep abreast of curriculum, equality, inclusion and quality improvement developments in this area and feed these into the planning and operational frameworks.
You will need experience of successfully planning, delivering and monitoring an adult education curriculum responsive to national and local priorities and projects in order to meet service objective, along with substantial experience of teaching adults in a relevant subject area, modelling excellent teaching approaches and practice to accommodate diverse needs and experience in undertaking observations of teaching, learning and assessment.
You will also have experience of writing, analysing and implementing service level reports, strategies and action plans, that lead to quality improvements in teaching learning and assessment, and /or service delivery.
A knowledge and understanding of current national adult education policy, best practice and funding rules is essential.
You will be required to work some evenings and occasional Saturdays.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Dr Nalita James, Senior Manager Curriculum and Quality via email: Nalita.James@leicester.gov.uk
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.
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