Head of School – Engineering: Technology and Innovation, Greater London

£45,000 - £51,000 per annum

Posted 2 weeks ago | ref: 224435

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Protocol is working with a further education provider in west London to recruit their Head of Department – Engineering, Building Services and Construction.

Role responsibilities

The post holder will responsible for the Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Building Services/Construction and the Built Environment sections, as well as developing the curriculum further including innovative areas such as emerging new technologies.  Provision within the School is from Level 1 to 5.

The main purpose of the job is to manage curriculum development that meets the regional and local needs and is co-designed with employers, and to maximise student recruitment, retention, achievement and progression.  In order to realise this purpose, the post holder manages members of staff organised in curriculum teams.  Curriculum teams design, deliver and develop a relevant portfolio of courses within a subject and/or vocational area. 


The person & qualifications

  • A degree in a relevant subject area
  • An advanced level teaching qualification recognised for the FE sector (e.g. PGCE, DET)
  • Management experience gained within Further Education
  • A management qualification (desirable)
  • A good record of achievement, preferably within one of the above curriculum areas
  • A good understanding of the needs of the sectors
  • Experience of curriculum design with employers to meet their needs
  • Experience of quality improvement in an FE environment
  • Drive and commitment to continue an excellent record of student retention, achievement and progression.


About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.