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Director of Curriculum (Land-Based)

Are you a visionary leader with a proven track record of transforming curriculum and cultivating a culture of high achievement?

We seek a highly accomplished Director of Curriculum (Land-Based) to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our unique college. This brand-new senior leadership position offers the opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact on our land-based curriculum and the lives of our students.

About Our College:

Our college is driven by a passion for education and a genuine desire to inspire and motivate our students. We strive to ignite their curiosity, fuel their aspirations, and unlock their full potential. We firmly believe that every student deserves an exceptional educational experience that prepares them for a successful future.

The Role:

In this senior leadership role, you will provide strategic direction and leadership for the land-based curriculum, encompassing Agriculture & Countryside, Animal Studies, Greenspace, Veterinary Nursing and Equine. You will be a champion for curriculum excellence, ensuring it aligns with college strategy, national priorities, and employer needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide visionary leadership: Develop and implement a land-based curriculum that is innovative, inspiring, and prepares students for thriving careers.
  • Drive curriculum excellence: Lead curriculum development, resourcing, monitoring, and improvement to ensure the highest quality teaching, learning, and assessment.
  • Foster a dynamic learning environment: Motivate and empower your curriculum areas to deliver exceptional land-based programs.
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships: Build strong relationships with industry stakeholders and external partners to identify and capitalize on growth opportunities.
  • Resource effectively: Manage budgets and resources to ensure the successful implementation of the land-based curriculum.

About You:

  • Proven track record: Experience leading curriculum development and implementation, preferably within the land-based education sector.
  • Strategic vision: The ability to translate strategic goals into a dynamic and impactful land-based curriculum.
  • Exemplary leadership: A strong leader who can inspire, motivate, and empower curriculum and colleagues.
  • Excellent communication: Exceptional communication skills to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Passion for education: A deep commitment to education and its potential to transform students' lives.


By choosing to work with us, you'll enjoy a wide range of benefits. You’ll receive a holiday package of 38 days annual leave (full time equivalent) as well as an enhanced employer pension contribution. Based at our rural campus in Lancashire, you will enjoy working in a bespoke and sector leading facility with a passionate and supportive team of colleagues who are committed to inspiring excellence.

How To Apply:

For more details, please go to our jobs page where you can view the full job summary and apply: www.myerscough.ac.uk/why-myerscough/job-vacancies/

Please don't hesitate to get in contact with our team to arrange an informal discussion with the hiring manager: recruitment@myerscough.ac.uk or 01995 642289.


Please note that as part of our commitment to safeguarding our students, our background screening checks include limited online searches. Online searches will only be undertaken in respect of the successful candidate, as a pre-conditional term of our job offer.

Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance. Our recruitment process has been designed to keep students safe and to ensure that we appoint safe and suitable people.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment background and safeguarding checks.

The successful applicant will be responsible for complying with all safeguarding policies and practices, and for ensuring student safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything they do.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are an equal opportunity employer; we want all our candidates to have a fair and equal opportunity to secure employment with us. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups: BAME applicants, disabled applicants, and LGBT+ applicants.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, due to a disability, then please speak with a member of the People team.

As a disability confident employer, we commit to guaranteeing an interview for any disabled applicant who meets all of the essential criteria.

37 hours per week
Further Education and Higher Education
Myerscough College (Preston)
£48,281 - £63,900 per annum, dependent upon experience, skills and qualifications
Reference No
Closing Date
Sunday 2 June 2024
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