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Curriculum Manager - Supported Learning

  • Reference:orbis/TP/818/5907
  • Positions:1
  • Salary:£39,438 per annum
  • Category:Adult Learning
  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Working hours:36 per week
  • Posted on:5 December 2019
  • Closing date:17 December 2019
  • Directorate:Children, Families & Learning
  • Location:Camberley Adult Learning Centre, France Hill Drive, Camberley


Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.

£39,438 per annum hour for 36 hours per week based at the Camberley Adult Learning Centre, France Hill Drive, Camberley, GU15 3QB.

A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

About the role

The Service

Surrey Adult Learning provides a wide range of part-time day and evening courses to adults. Within our targeted provision the Supported Learning programme offers adults with learning disabilities learning opportunities that improve community engagement, support people to live more independent lives and improve employment prospects.

The Team

All Curriculum Managers report to the Deputy Principal and are responsible for a cluster of subject areas. Curriculum clusters can employ up to 100 part-time tutors. The Curriculum Managers, with the support of up to six (FTE) Assistant Curriculum Managers each, ensure that the course programme meets demand and is inclusive of a broad set of needs, is financially achievable and the quality of the teaching and learning is improved against standards set by Ofsted and embodied in the Service's Quality Framework. They will, with colleagues, manage the selection, appointment, performance and support of tutors and devise and implement a training programme to address tutor development needs.

The Role

This is an exciting employment opportunity to further develop, manage and lead our part-time entry level programme for adults with learning disabilities and cross-Service support for learners on our universal programme with additional needs. You will need to have empathy with, and a passion for, supporting and progressing adults with disabilities together with experience of reaching out to communities and building partnerships with other organisations.

This post has the additional responsibility of being the deputy Safeguarding Officer for Surrey Adult Learning and an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required

Although this post is currently based at our Camberley Adult Learning Centre, travel within Surrey to our other centres and venues is a necessity so the post- holder will be a required car user. There will be occasional evening and weekend work.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • A teaching qualification, experience of teaching adults with learning disabilities and of a formal observation process aligned to an Ofsted inspection framework
  • Experience of Information, Advice and Guidance to adults with learning disabilities and their advocates
  • Proficiency in providing a high standard of provision and care for learners including agreeing and writing learner support plans
  • Experience of managing a team, using your initiative, prioritising workloads and meeting deadlines
  • The ability to identify, design and develop a curriculum that has suitable breadth, depth and relevance to meet the local needs and interests of learners including courses leading to nationally recognised qualifications
  • A proven track record that shows that you are able to build partnerships and plan strategically with agencies who work with adults with learning disabilities
  • Experience of Safeguarding adults
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and IT skills.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Additional information

Contact details

If your experience and qualities match the above please contact Lisa Woodward on 01932 794504 for an informal discussion. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17th December 2019.

Surrey County Council 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. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.


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  • Updated: 15 Aug 2020