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Director of Engineering, Construction and Building Technology

Vacancy overview

Director of Engineering, Construction and Building Technology

Up to £63,996 per annum

35 hours per week

This is an exciting and excellent career opportunity to join the Senior Management Team at Suffolk New College. This role will require you to lead on all strategic aspects of the Engineering, Construction and Building Technology curriculum. Supported by the three Curriculum Heads and a Gas Centre Manager, you will have oversight and accountability for the curriculum development, performance and operational delivery.

This is an exciting period of growth and development for the Directorate, with bold plans to grow and develop the existing provision to include ‘green’ technologies in Construction, Technology and Motor Vehicle Engineering through a new Sustainability Centre. The successful applicant will play a key role leading on curriculum planning, including the long-term design of an innovative class based and work based learning curriculum, as well as a requirement to work on the development of new facilities and the reconfiguration of existing facilities.

Reporting to the Deputy Principal, you will pro-actively lead and manage the Directorate to deliver an exceptional student experience.

You will therefore need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Strategic vision with the ability to translate to operational outputs and impact;
  • Inspirational and motivational leadership qualities;
  • Expertise in the curriculum areas of the role with experience of working with young people aged 16+;
  • Ability to build and develop sustainable relationships with employers and external agencies;
  • Creative, innovative and solution focused approaches, which deliver an exceptional student experience and student outcomes.

You should also hold a relevant degree or professional qualification, Maths and English at Level 2 or equivalent alongside a Teaching qualification at Level 5.  Ideally you will also hold a professional management qualification.

This post is predominantly based at Suffolk New College Ipswich Campus. However, Suffolk New College is a multi-campus site and the Directorate has provision across all College sites, therefore you will be required to work at and travel between campuses. A relocation support package will be available for the right candidate, if re-locating from outside the area.

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Ipswich, Suffolk
Closing date
29/06/2023 09:00
Interview date
Wednesday 5th July 2023

Additional information

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria.  All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.