Curriculum Leader For Digital – The Isle Of Wight College

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£31,374 - £37,452 plus market supplement of up to £9,964

Up to £47,416 per annum

Salary consists of £31,374 – £37,452 plus market supplement of up to £9,964 dependent on qualifications and industry experience. Plus relocation allowance of up to 5% of salary. 

The Isle of Wight College is looking for a highly skilled and innovative Curriculum Leader in Digital development and application.

Working directly to the Assistant Principal for Curriculum, you will collaborate with other curriculum leaders in developing a new and ultimately successful digital curriculum.

The Isle of Wight College is a big part of Island life and we are the only general further education provider. You will be responsible for building on existing and creating new partnerships with the digital and creative industries, ensuring our curriculum is enriched through their involvement and is able to meet their needs as employers. In particular, you will support the College’s contribution to developing and delivering a Digital Island Strategy for the Isle of Wight. You will also play an active role in the marketing and promotion of the Digital / Computing provision to both students and employers.

Within the College community you will drive forward the embedding of digital skills in all of our curriculum and support colleagues to adopt best practice in teaching, learning and assessment. The successful applicant will therefore be at the heart of guaranteeing outstanding achievement for students through leading on creative digital teaching strategies.

You should have a UK degree or equivalent in a related subject, together with specialist software skills relevant to the digital curriculum. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate experience or the potential to be highly effective in leading, managing and motivating others. You will also have significant experience of working in the digital industries and/or working collaboratively with industry to develop curriculum. Your industry knowledge, communication and networking skills should give you credibility within this area and allow you to engage with external stakeholders to ensure the quality of the provision.

Your skills will also enable you to build highly effective  relationships with academic staff, colleagues in professional services and other stakeholders across the College.

In return, as well as competitive reward package, we can offer you a fantastic place to live. As well as being a friendly Island community, we can also offer you some

of the most beautiful coastline and countryside in England. We have an amazing range of outdoor sports and activities, a diverse choice of towns and villages in which to live and a local economy which has a strong emphasis on independent businesses and entrepreneurship. For those who like the best of both worlds, we also remain well connected to the mainland and only 2 hours from London by fast boat and direct train.

If you think you can make a real difference to our Island community and support us in achieving our digital vision we would look forward to hearing from you.

What you can offer us:

  • UK degree or equivalent in relevant digital industry area
  • Level 5 or above Management Qualification, or willingness to achieve
  • Relevant and up to date specialist software skills
  • Significant experience of collaborative working with external partners in industry
  • A relevant teaching qualification or willing to work towards would also be desirable.

In return we can offer a competitive reward package including:

  • 46 days’ holiday per year including 35 days’ annual leave, 8 bank holidays and 3 ‘given’ days during the Christmas closure period, or pro-rata.
  • Pension scheme membership.
  • Relocation allowance of up to 5% of salary.
  • A variety of internal and external training opportunities, including studying for additional management or industry related qualifications.
  • Access to a coach and mentor in your first year.
  • Free staff gym and on site discounted restaurant, hair and beauty facilities
  • Discounted ferry travel options. 

Individuals are requested to express an initial interest in this role. As part of this process, selected individuals will be invited to participate in a preliminary discussion in person or via Skype to find out more about the role before proceeding to a formal application. For further information on how to express an interest please contact Jenny Holmes in Human Resources on 01983 550 613 or via email at

Closing date for expressions of interest: 2 November 2020 

The Isle of Wight College is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The College is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

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