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Curriculum Quality Lead - Digital Skills

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£30,451 - £34,728 per annum
Closing date
7 Dec 2021

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This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced adult learning professional to join Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as Curriculum Quality lead. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing a flexible, innovative and responsive Digital skills curriculum area that meets the changing needs of Sandwell’s residents and employers as well as the Council’s strategic priorities.

You will ensure the delivery of high-quality provision and learner outcomes with clear progression opportunities and sustainable destinations for learners and lead the drive for continuous development in digital skills across all aspects of delivery. You will ensure the development of positive internal and external partnerships to inform curriculum development and planning. You will support the quality assurance and improvement of learner outcomes.

The digital skills area is growing, and we would like you to teach subjects such as digital marketing, essential digital skills and digital coding both face to face and online. This will enable you to develop a curriculum area that you can lead and progress. You will be training existing tutors and nurturing their current digital skills. A background in vocational subjects would also be welcomed, this is a growing online area.

About you:

Successful candidates will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Level 5 Qualification in the Teaching of Adults (e.g. DTLLS or equivalent)
  • Level 4 Subject Specialism 
  • Level 2 English and Maths qualifications* unless English and maths is your specialism
  • Level 4 internal quality assurance qualification - IQA
  • You must have extensive, thorough knowledge of the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework, assessment, standardisation and internal quality moderation processes.
  • A proven track record of leading innovative and responsive accredited and non-accredited adult learning, skills and employment focused curriculum design, planning, development, and evaluation.
  • Substantial experience of leading and supporting teaching staff to improve their practice through developmental observations of teaching, learning and assessment, and of implementing mechanisms to share good practice and promote continuous staff development across curriculum areas.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS check.

Covid Safe

Sandwell Council are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to go into a council building to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to us and when you are required to use a council building, full risk assessments will be in place.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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