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Strategic Lead for Secondary PGCE & IQTS

Secondary Education

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £57,541 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 29 September 2023
Reference:  EHM0276-0923

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

About the Role

As Strategic Lead for Secondary PG Initial Teacher Education you will communicate a strong and clear vision for high quality teaching and learning, that will inspire tutors and mentors and will have a high-quality student experience at its heart. You will be comfortable liaising with both university and school-based colleagues and will have a confident understanding of the needs and perspectives of each. 

You will work particularly closely with the Head of Department and other senior colleagues to help shape our ITE provision as a whole, and with specific responsibility for our Post Graduate Secondary ITE which includes our PGCE (11-16) programme and an iQTS route.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Dr Sjay Patterson-Craven (Associate Head of Department)

About You

In this role, you will have substantial expertise and experience in Initial Teacher Education and will understand the pivotal role played by leaders in the delivery of high-quality teacher training. Edge Hill University is one of the providers to have been awarded DfE accreditation to deliver ITE from 2024 onwards; the new quality requirements place an even greater emphasis on the role of mentoring, with the requirement for more extensive training and closer integration of university and school-based provision. 

This core and substantial aspect of the provision will require dedicated and expert leadership, with strategic oversight of our Secondary PG ITE training programme and how it is implemented and quality assured. 

It is important to note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and that this will form part of the conditions of offer of employment. 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 48 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Access to a range of CPD to support your career development, with three defined pathways for progression
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and health & wellbeing resources
  • Automatic enrolment into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 23.68%
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus environment
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street

About Us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

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