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Curriculum Manager - Family Learning

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/818/16513
  • Published: Tue 24/08/2021, 15:19 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 23/09/2021, 15:19 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Camberley

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you. 

The salary for this role is £40,227 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week. 

We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference to the lives of our target families. You will have the skills to lead and manage a well-established and experienced team to progress the delivery of our targeted, inclusive course offer designed to develop the skills of parents and carers, so they can better support their child’s learning and development at home.

Surrey Adult Learning (SAL) provides a wide range of part-time day and evening courses to adults. Most courses are community learning, but we have a growing provision of courses leading to formal qualifications. SAL makes an important contribution to Surrey County Council’s Community Vision for Surrey in 2030 and Surrey’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.– giving a concise overview of the team and its main function, size, structure etc.

You will join a team of Curriculum Managers who report to the Deputy Principal and will be responsible for the Family Learning Curriculum offer and delivery.  You will have the support of up to three part-time Assistant Curriculum Managers and a tutor team. You will be expected to ensure that the quality of the teaching and learning continually improves against standards set by Ofsted and embodied in the Service’s Quality Framework. You will work in line with local and national agendas, ensuring that the targeted course offer is inclusive and designed to raise aspirations and provide support to families in need. Family Learning is delivered across Surrey in Schools, early years settings and since the COVID-19 pandemic, remotely.

You will manage the selection, appointment, performance and support of tutors and devise and implement a training programme to address tutor development needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to:

  • Organise, manage and further develop a broad course offer guided by the curriculum intent, to develop the knowledge and skills of the parent/carers
  • Help parent/carers to be more active in the support of their children’s learning
  • Further develop partnership working as this is key to successfully setting up courses and engaging with learners, families, and communities
  • Lead and develop a team of tutors to delivery outstanding learning experiences both remotely and face-to-face
  • Manage the current remote delivery
  • Develop and manage a mixed remote and face-to-face delivery programme as Schools and Family centres become able to accommodate us. 

This post is based at the Camberley Adult Learning Centre (although all staff are currently working from home). Travel within Surrey to our other centres and venues will be a necessity, so the post- holder will be a required car user. There will be occasional evening and weekend work.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • A teaching qualification, relevant experience of teaching adults and of a formal observation process aligned to an Ofsted inspection framework
  • Experience of managing team performance, using your initiative, prioritising workloads and meeting deadlines  
  • The ability to be innovative, responsive and develop relevant curricula that have suitable breadth, depth and relevance to meet the changing needs and interests of learners and address local and commercial priorities
  • A proven track record that shows that you can build partnerships and plan strategically
  • Experience of successfully working within an Ofsted inspection framework to ensure a high standard of provision and care for learners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and IT skills.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19th September 2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 27th September 2021.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Lisa Woodward on 07968 832445.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Benefits

Including flexible working we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave and a generous local government salary related pension. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment 

Surrey County Council 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 want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. 

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/818/16513
  • Published: Tue 24/08/2021, 15:19 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 23/09/2021, 15:19 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Camberley

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