Ref. 61895

Senior Curriculum & Operations Manager

  • Location: Coventry, England
  • Salary: £26.6 - £26.6 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resouricng is working with Coventry City Council to recruit for a Senior Curriculum and Operations Manager for their adult education services.

Initial 3 month contract with the potential of extension. They MAY outsource this role for a permanent worker, therefore you would need to re-apply however if you’re already working in the service you have a much better chance.

£26.60ph PAYE.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the overall leadership and management of a range of Adult Education curriculum areas, and Adult Education service wide functions.


1. Support the Senior Lead – Adult Education in establishing a vision for the future of the service and communicating that vision to staff, learners and other stakeholders.

2. Play a leading role in the service improvement planningprocess.

3. Contribute to the Service’s self-assessment process, including devising and

monitoring action plans and other policy development.

4. Be an excellent, positive role model, exemplifying high standards and promoting high expectations for all staff and stakeholders especially when implementing change and improvements in standards.

5. Promote a culture of inclusion within the service where all views are valued and taken account of, including those of learners, staff, key stakeholders and the City Council.

Financial Management

16. Ensure the effective and efficient management of any budgets allocated to support service delivery, including venue management contracts.

17. Work with the Senior Lead – Adult Education on service-wide operational financialmatters. Safeguarding

18. Lead all aspects of Safeguarding for the Service and ensure that effective Adult Safeguarding practices are adhered to in all the work of the service.

19. Ensure all staff are fully conversant with and are following Safeguarding policies, practices and procedures.

20. Ensure all learners are aware of the service’s Safeguarding processes and how to report any safeguarding concerns.

Communicating the work of the service

21. Lead the marketing and promotion of the service, ensuring that the work of the service is represented and promoted effectively at local, regional and national level, as appropriate.

22. Ensure that communications with stakeholders, including community organisations running venues where the service delivers courses, are managed effectively across theservice.

23. Co-ordinate effective handling of complaints and compliments within theservice.

24. Ensure the effective dissemination of information and the maintenance of agreed systems for internal communication.

25. Be an effective member of the senior leadership team, supporting all service initiatives.

Securing accountability

26. Lead the Service’s approach to Equality, Diversion and Inclusion, supporting staff and other key stakeholders in fulfilling their responsibilities withregard to inclusion.

27. Contribute to the reporting of service performance to stakeholders, the community and partners.

Specific tasks

28. Lead the Service’s HR activity, ensuring compliance with Council systems and processes.

29.Ensure the Service’s Establishment information is accurately maintained and oversee effective tracking of vacancy and contract variation. 

Applicant Requirements:


      Qualified Teacher Status and/or other relevant high level professional qualification(s)

– Evidence of commitment to own ongoing professional development

– Substantial knowledge and understanding of adult education funding streams –

– Substantial knowledge of strategies for successfully planning and organising inclusive learning programmes

– Knowledge of national Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults requirements, issues and implications for the Service

– Knowledge and understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as relevant to adult education

– Ability to use data effectively in setting targets –

– Knowledge of Ofsted inspection framework and implications for adult education 

– Understanding of the role of management in monitoring effectiveness and maintaining a climate for review and evaluation

– Understanding of the management of change and its implications 

Experience: Recent, relevant and successful team/service leadership experience within Adult Education, covering a range of curriculum types, including skills funded and Community Learning provision – Successful experience of managing and/or developing the practice of others, including – organising staff development, induction and performance management – Experience of successful liaison and close working with a range of community-based organisations and other agencies and services – Successful experience of planning and developing inclusive curriculum that attracts learners from diverse backgrounds and communities with highest needs – Experience of promoting adult education provision to a wide range of audiences using a range of methods, including social media – Experience of developing strategies, policies, procedures and bid writing in an adult education setting

Compliance: Proof of ability to work and live in the UK. QTS gained from an ITT programme. DBS and Passport Right to work in the UK.

Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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