Creative Industries Team Leader with Photography Specialism BLUJ35489

Our client is one of the highest performing colleges in London, rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in February 2013. The College has reinvigorated its focus on improving the student experience, raising student aspirations and delivering consistently good and outstanding teaching, learning and assessment. As a major provider of further, higher and adult education to over 10,000 students, their staff have quality at the heart of everything they do.

The School of Creative Industries provision currently includes Digital Arts, Art, Design, Media, Fashion, Dance, Acting, Production Arts, Music, Music Technology, Games Design, 3D Design and Photography, with students on study programmes, access courses, apprenticeships and higher education courses. The focus is on ensuring that current and future students receive a first class experience that enables them to progress and attain their qualifications at high levels and to develop long-lasting learning and employability skills. Success is measured in terms of meaningful progression in education and training and destination into higher education and/or employment. They have just opened a fantastic new Creative Industries Centre.

Team Leader aspect: As a member of the School Management Team this post has collective responsibility for the implementation of the Creative Industries School Improvement Plans, as well as contributing to College Objectives and Improvement plans. The specific remit is to raise the Success Rates and Value Added through focused work to develop staff performance and/or student engagement. The role has a management capacity with a very specific focus upon immediate and sustained improvements.

Subject Specialism aspect – Photography specialist: They currently run very successful Level 3 BTEC and A-Level Photography programmes and you would be instrumental in growing their fledgling HE offer. This role is for an individual who can respond flexibly and proactively to the changing needs of the School. This is an exciting challenge.

With experience of managing, supporting and developing staff, you will be capable of working well under pressure and to agreed deadlines. You’ll need to be receptive to new ideas and initiatives and have experience of successfully monitoring and supporting ‘at-risk’ learners to achieve their full potential.

Non-qualified candidates must achieve the Preparing to Teach Award (PTLLS) within one year of the start of their employment with the College and the Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector (DTLLS), including gaining QTLS within five years, as outlined in the Further Education Teachers’ Qualifications (England) Regulations 2007 and 2001.