Vacancy – Head of Visual Arts – NCP

Head of School: Visual Arts

Salary: NSP 1-9 (£23,396 – £38,748) depending on experience, plus Responsibility Allowance RA22 (£5,667) for management of the School

Contract Type: Full-time, full year

Contract Term: Permanent

Start Date: 27 August 2019

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 25 February 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 28 February 2019

Applications should be submitted to human.resources@nclt.ac.uk

An Exciting Opportunity to Join an Outstanding Team!

We are seeking to appoint a talented individual to lead and manage our School of Visual Arts*.  The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher themselves, able to demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for the subject area, as well as an innovative and dynamic leader who will lead in developing and raising achievement and aspirations across the School.

*The School contains the following qualifications: A Level Art, A Level Textiles, BTEC Art and Design

and Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (18+ course)

The work of the Head of School is critical in the college’s achievement of its goals and targets.  Effective Heads of School contribute significantly to the success and progression of students and the achievement of the School’s challenging targets.  They play a critical role in setting high standards for staff, establishing and maintaining high expectations.  They nurture the talent and performance of staff and students, they identify, celebrate and share good practice and they provide robust challenge and support when staff and student performance do not meet expectations.

New College is an outstanding place to work and study, regularly near the top of UK Sixth Form College results tables and awarded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in 2014.  With a dynamic, positive and supportive culture for staff and students, we have an enviable reputation for staff career progression and development.  With over 2400 students, New College Pontefract is the founding member of New Collaborative Learning Trust (NCLT).

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join our dynamic team at the forefront of change and to make a real difference to raising standards of education in the local community.  New College Pontefract delivers primarily A Level provision, alongside a number of Level 3 BTEC qualifications and some Level 2 provision.

If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we’d love to hear from you.