Centre Lead - Centre for Excellence in Maths (Fixed Term)

  • Job Reference: WREQ2900
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2021
  • Employer: Weston College
  • Website: https://www.weston.ac.uk/
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • Salary: £44,850
  • Bonus/Benefits: Generous holiday allowance, a defined benefits scheme.
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Until March 31st 2023

Job Description

The person appointed will lead the Centre for Excellence in Maths ensuring that it delivers against an action plan and a set of agreed performance criteria validated by the Education Training Foundation (ETF) and Department of Education. Working with a network of 15 further education providers the postholder will develop and co-ordinate research, CPD and best practice in teaching maths to students with low prior attainment.

The role will be responsible for driving innovation and improvement within the Weston College maths delivery team and project manage wider initiatives driven by the Centre for Excellence programme including national research trials and improvement methodologies such as the Whole College Approach.

The role will be based within the English and maths directorate at the College but report to the Deputy Principal for Curriculum, Quality and Student Experience. The person appointed will be part of the senior management team at the college. 

The successful postholder will qualified to level 5 or above in maths or a maths related subject and hold a full teaching qualification. They will have successful teaching experience within maths and detailed knowledge of maths pedagogy. Experience of managing projects and building effective external partnerships are other key attributes necessary for the role.

This is an exciting time to join Weston College. The College is Ofsted 'Outstanding'; its Higher Education provision is graded 'Gold' by TEF, and Weston College has recently won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, one of only two Further Education colleges in the country to be awarded this prestigious honour. Furthermore, the College is an Investors in People 'Champion' and has been awarded 'Platinum' by Investors in People, which demonstrates our commitment to invest in our staff to improve performance.

Weston College 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.