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Date Added: Wed 06/01/2021

Director Of Student Experience

York, UK
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Company: VACANCY FILLER

Job Type: Apprenticeship, FullTime

Salary: 54105

Director of Student Experience
Ref: 2021/




Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £54,105 per annum Plus generous benefits.
These include:

  • 48 days annual leave per year (including bank holidays and efficiency closures)
  • Generous Occupational Pension Schemes with membership of Local Government/Teachers Pensions Schemes


About the role
We wish to appoint a creative and proactive senior leader to develop and implement our vision of delivering a high-quality and well-coordinated student experience.
The appointee will work closely with other key leaders to facilitate the best possible student experience, developing students inside and outside of the classroom.

A key driver is to match our excellent outcomes with an excellent student experience where students have access to a personal development programme and support services linked to their course and individual ambitions, within a safe and secure environment.

Working in partnership, internally and externally, the post holder will significantly influence the delivery of a high-quality education and training experience for all students, expecting excellence in all that we do.


About the Person
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant experience of the strategic and operational planning and management of a range of successful student support functions aligned to the roles and responsibilities of the post
  • Experience of successfully establishing and implementing productive relationships with appropriate external agencies
  • Strong people management skills
  • Excellent team leadership skills
  • Commitment to a high-quality experience for all students
  • Significant understanding of issues affecting students in post 16 education
  • A recognised qualification or significant experience of working in a relevant area including safeguarding, pastoral support, health and wellbeing, social care, IAG, learning support, education or management
  • Broad knowledge of key issues facing FE and HE


About the College
The sector will play a crucial role in the long term economic recovery of the UK from the coronavirus pandemic, and we are well placed to make a significant contribution.
Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, we are the top general FE College in Yorkshire, and one of the largest providers of A Level and vocational programmes for 16 to 19 year olds in the region.
We also deliver a range of Traineeships, Apprenticeships, degree level courses, working with over 1,000 employers, helping them to meet their current and future skills needs.

We are proud of our outstanding achievement rates for students at all levels, which have been consistently above national average for over 20 years, as well as the outstanding student progression into higher-level study and employment.

A TEF Silver provider, Our client is proud to be part of a consortium of colleges and employers developing the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT) – one of only 12 IoTs nationally, which are designed to increase higher level technical skills for employers.

With a vibrant working environment, excellent transport links to the city centre and surrounding area, on-site parking, and use of the College facilities, you will find York College to be fulfilling and supportive place to work.
Our staff have adapted successfully to the pandemic and together with our robust financial health we will be in a strong position as the country recovers from the pandemic in 2021.

To give you an insight in to the College, please check out our 360 degree tour video here:
Want to know more?
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Graeme Murdoch (Deputy Chief Executive and Principal: Quality and Student Experience) on .

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications.
If you are viewing this vacancy through ‘any job board then please upload your CV and you will be emailed a link to the online application form required.

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Closing date: 25 January am)
Interviews: 4 February 2021.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic interviews will be held virtually, therefore all applicants must be available to interview with a video connection.


As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our ; Our client has signed up to the ‘Mindful Employer’ charter for employers who are positive about mental health.
We are also a certified Disability Confident ;Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.
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