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 Head of Centre: Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education (with potential for Professorial appointment):


 19 October 2009 | visits 889

University of Worcester

University of Worcester - Institute of Education

Reference number: IE0908

Closing Date: 2009-11-02

Salary: Head of Centre; £45,155 to £52,347 a year, with the opportunity to progress to £55,535. Professorial salary minimum £48,000 a year; level on appointment to be agreed with the Vice Chancellor

Department: Institute of Education

Hours: full time

Start Date: February 2010

Duration: permanent

Responsible to: Head of the Institute of Education

Responsible for: Staff in the Centre

Interview date: The dates reserved for the selection process are 12, 13 November and 1 December 2009; candidates will be required to attend on one of these dates only.


An enthusiastic and excellent leader and manager with relevant Higher Education and secondary teaching experience is sought to become the Head of the Centre for Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education within the Institute of Education (IoE). The successful applicant will be a member of the Institute of Education Management Team , contributing to the institute’s and the University’s strategic development and the provision of excellence in learning and teaching within the Institute. You will have responsibility for leading our committed and highly successful secondary ITE team, across a wide range of secondary subjects in postgraduate Initial Teacher Education programmes including programmes such as ‘Teach First’, Subject knowledge enhancement programmes and ‘Return to Teach’, and our small Post-Compulsory QTLS provision which is delivered successfully at three partner FE colleges. You will also have responsibility for aspects of our Masters CPD courses for practising teachers and for overseeing our DCSF funded regional STEM provision, located in the IoE and managed by a secondary science ITE team member. In addition, you will manage developments in a range of partnership projects, consultancy, income generation, research and intern ational activity within the Centre. Sustaining and developing our high quality provision is a central feature, as well as successfully managing the range of secondary and post-compulsory OFSTED inspections. Similarly engaging with national developments in secondary education and leading the team in new areas and initiatives will be important. Evidence of commitment to research and publication is essential, both in term s of your personal achievements but also in terms of developing this growth area within your team. A professorial title would be considered for an appointee who meets the appropriate professorial criteria.

The successful appointee will contribute to the teaching in one of the secondary PGCE subjects which we offer (Science, Maths, English, History, MFL, D&T, Business and P.E.). You will have excellent interpersonal skills, be creative and forward looking as well as being able to lead and manage an expanding team efficiently and effectively. You will have the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other senior colleagues and the Head of the Institute as part of the management team, and to participate in the strategic developments within UW.

Being able to take significant responsibility and to be eager to have an active part in the development of the Institute of Education as a whole will be key qualities which you possess. The ability to form positive and effective working relationships with staff, students, practising teachers, school and partner institutions, other University departments and professionals, and outside agencies is a central part of the role.

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