Curriculum Leader for Computing

Curriculum Leader for Computing

Status: Permanent
Hours: Full time (0.8 FTE would be considered)
Start date: after May Half Term 2023/September 2023
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR of £1,000

Vacancy at a glance


MPS/UPS + TLR of £1,000

Closing date:

February 1, 2023



Connell Co-op College is a growing Sixth Form College in East Manchester. From September 2023 the College will be delivering Level 3 BTEC computing for the first time and seeks to appoint an inspirational teacher and leader to join our team and build a new department within the College. 

Demand for computing and related courses is high and there is a real opportunity for the right individual to build something special. With excellent employer links and a strong presence in our local community, you will have the opportunity to grow the College’s academic offer in this specialism, with scope to extend the college’s offer into other related qualifications. The ideal candidate will also be able to offer Level 3 BTEC business in at least their first year of employment as we build up student numbers in computing. 

We wish to appoint an inspirational teacher who cares deeply about eradicating educational disadvantage. You will have a real passion for your subject and a belief in the power of education to change lives. You must be an excellent communicator who is well qualified, enthusiastic and hard working. You will be a person of integrity who will strive to do the right thing and the best thing for every student. You will recognise that every student is an individual to be valued, supported, encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential.

Employee benefits include:

• Free Gym and Pool access at the East Manchester Leisure Centre (no restrictions on hours)

• Childcare vouchers

• Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work

• Co-operative credit union

• Health-care cash-back scheme

• Season ticket & rental deposit loans

• Discount on various Co-op branded products

• A curriculum timetable that is designed to enable staff and students to thrive in all aspects of their lives.

You will work as part of a collaborative team of teachers who always seek to learn, develop and improve. Our standards and expectations are high and you will be challenged to make a significant contribution to our continuing drive for excellence. In return, an excellent career and professional development offer is at the heart of the College’s commitment to you. You will also have the opportunity to link with other Co-operative Academies across the North West. Our core co-operative values define us. Every member of staff follows our ‘Ways of Being’:

• Do what matters most • Be yourself, always • Show you care • Succeed together.

Connell Co-op staff have the rare opportunity to be a catalyst for social change by transforming the lives of the young people in the communities that we serve.  We are a small college and we know all our staff and students well. We work in a modern building and embrace the latest technology. We are an inclusive community. The college experience we offer has a significant impact on every student and we work to ensure that they enjoy learning, excel in their chosen subjects and exceed prior expectations to reach their goals.  If you share our belief that poverty and deprivation should never limit the quality of a young person’s educational experience or their levels of achievement, then we would love to hear from you.

Connell is an inclusive and diverse community and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Job description and Person Specification is are available here

Application Form Part A is available here

Application Form Part B is available here

Guidance for applicants is available here

As part of the Trust’s commitment to Equality and Diversity, the Trust separates personal details (Part A) from the rest of your application form (Part B) before it is given to the shortlisting panel. Please make sure that you fully complete and submit both Part A and Part B of the application form

Please note we cannot accept a CV as a form of application.

Completed applications should be returned via email to Chris Butterfield, PA to the Principal:

The closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 1st February 2023.

Interviews will take place w/c 6th February 2023

Apply for Sept 2023

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 January 2023.