The Primary Purpose of the Role of Curriculum Team Leader (CTL) Is To

The Primary Purpose of the Role of Curriculum Team Leader (CTL) Is To


Job title: / Curriculum Team Leader – Adult Basic Skills
Grade: / Scale point 38
Line manager: / Head of Adult Education & Skills
Directorate: / Health, Science & Adult Skills


The primary purpose of the role of Curriculum Team Leader (CTL) is to:

  • Lead and manage learner recruitment, the total learner experience, successful achievement of qualifications and progression of learners;
  • To lead, manage and develop the curriculum team delivering your curriculum area and to the learners within your designated area;
  • To lead and manage the development of the curriculum and its resources to ensure it keeps abreast of the latest occupational changes associated with your curriculum area;
  • To actively engage with the cross college leadership and management functions, led by others, that impact upon your curriculum areas, learners, staff team and curriculum delivery.

Further responsibilities which underpin these four key components of the role of the Curriculum Team Leader include:

Take a lead and be responsible for a substantial curriculum area and to lead and manage lecturers within your area of responsibility. Ensure the delivery of a quality learning experience to all learners and to promote high standards of teaching. To undertake such formal scheduled teaching, tutorials and learner assessment, management of learning programmes, and curriculum development, learner admissions, educational guidance, counseling preparation of learning materials and learner assignments, marking of learners’ work, invigilating and marking of examinations, management and supervision of learner visit programmes and administration as appropriate.


1Teaching and Related Activities

1.1To teach on college premises or off site. Undertake learner recruitment, induction, tutorial work, associated outreach work, residential, open and distance learning work and learner placements

1.2Undertake associated organisational/administrative work, together with preparation and marking associated with timetabled work

1.3Undertake related appropriate learner recruitment, welfare and academic counselling

1.4Act as a mentor to others involved in teaching, learning and assessment

2Curriculum Development

2.1Facilitate and support curriculum change

2.2Through course teams, participate in the identification of consumer requirements, plan, develop, monitor and evaluate courses and course materials and supervise course provision

2.3Work with relevant curriculum teams to facilitate and support strategies to raise retention and achievements of learners

2.4Work with individuals and teams to promote the development and shared use of a range of high quality teaching and learning materials to contribute to learning resources

2.5Promote proactive course and curriculum development, including the application of ILT and use of Moodle

2.6Be a member of appropriate curriculum area and cross college curriculum forums

3Performance Management and Professional Development

3.1Participate in the Appraisal scheme. Undertake in-service training based on an agreed assessment of individual and service needs.

3.2To be responsible for conducting appraisal interviews for members in the curriculum team.

3.3Undertake lesson observation of members in the curriculum team and provide constructive and developmental feedback.

3.4Act as a teaching and learning mentor to colleagues, especially those

new to teaching and those in areas with satisfactory inspection grades.

3.5Work with individual lecturers to facilitate and support the improvement of standards, teaching, learning and assessment.

4Leadership, Management/Administration

4.1To be part of the curriculum management team

4.2To be responsible for the leadership and management of the curriculum team, ensuring that learner interviews, enrolments and examination entries are carried out effectively

4.3Participate in the organisational and administrative work of the appropriate course team(s)

4.4Carry out staff and room timetabling

4.5To be responsible for the management of the curriculum team staff members with regard to probationary, disciplinary and other related procedures

5Computerised Management Information System

5.1In collaboration with course team colleagues, other appropriate staff and CIS,

ensure that accurate, complete and up-to-date data is input onto the

corporate database and other information storage and retrieval systems.

5.2Comply with the Data Protection Act


6.1Understand and comply with Safeguarding legislation and ensure that best practice is embedded in all working practices as required

6.2 Commitment to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, ensuring that this commitment is demonstrated in all aspects of the role as appropriate

7Health & Safety

7.1The Corporation recognises and accepts its responsibilities as an employer to ensure, as far as is practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all its employees. A copy of the Health and Safety policy can be located in electronic form on the Staff Intranet. You are responsible for familiarising yourself with the policy and adhering to the health and safety rules of the workplace

8Information, Advice & Guidance

8.1Use opportunities to develop the self-esteem and confidence of students when they seek help and support

8.2Signpost or refer students to appropriate specialist support in a way that is free from direct or indirect discrimination and develops the students’ trust in the College


9.1Comply with health and safety legislation and EC Directives. Co-operate fully with the Health & Safety Manager

9.2Comply with all college policies, including the policy to promote equality of opportunity

9.3Undertake such duties and/or hours of work as may reasonably be required of you, commensurate with your pay band and general level of responsibility, at your main place of work or at any other establishment for which the college provides services

9.4Undertake relevant continuous professional development and update CV accordingly on an annual basis

NBIn consultation with you, this job description is liable to variation to

reflect actual requirements for the role.


NB:You will need to demonstrate in your supporting statement how you can meet the criteria listed below. A micro-teach will form part of the selection process.

Post Designation:
Curriculum Team Leader – Adult Basic Skills (Maths & English) / Information available from
Application Form / Tests / Interviews / References
1. Education and Training
(E) Have a degree level qualification
(E) Have a recognised teaching qualification or working towards one
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2. Experience
(E) Evidence of good or better teaching, learning and assessment practice with a minimum of 2 years’ experience
(D) Experience of development and delivery of good teaching and learner centred learning
(E) Experience of using innovative teaching and learning strategies to engage both young people and adults / 

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3 .Skills and Abilities
(E) Able to communicate effectively with team members in writing and orally
(E) Able to lead a team of teachers to deliver high quality learning and support
(E) Maintain links with external agencies including local authorities, parents and foster carers, schools and other partners
(E) Able to identify and implement development opportunities for the curriculum area
(E) Able to maintain and disseminate accurate records both within the College and externally
(E) Able to counsel, help and when necessary deal firmly with learners
(E) Able to manage outcomes, organising self and others to ensure that defined outcomes and goals are delivered effectively / 

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4 .Knowledge/Understanding
(E) Be able to demonstrate qualities of initiative, responsibility and leadership commensurate with the post
(E) Be able to work flexibly and meet deadlines under pressure
(E) Be a proactive and innovative team member
(E) Be able to identify development opportunities for the curriculum area
(E) Knowledge of existing qualifications structure of the curriculum area
(E) Be able to demonstrate an understanding of equality of opportunity and how to implement it
(E) Be able to manage outcomes, organising self and others to ensure that defined outcomes and goals are delivered effectively
(E) Be able to motivate and lead a team of staff as well as work as an effective team member
(E) Have a total commitment to the achievement of the highest standards of teaching, learning and assessment by self and others
(E) Be able to demonstrate a commitment to the continuing professional development of self and others / 

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5 .Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
(E) Understanding of Safeguarding Legislation and its application within the educational sector
(E) Commitment to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults / 
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6 .Equality & Diversity
(E) An understanding of and commitment to all aspects of equality and diversity /  / 

Conditions of Service

The duties for the post of Curriculum Team Leader – Adult Basic Skills (Maths & English) are outlined in the enclosed job description. The conditions of employment for this post are summarised below. There will be a further opportunity to discuss these if you are invited for interview.

Hours of Work

The hours of work for this post will not normally exceed 36 hours per week.


This post has been evaluated on Scale 38 of the Lecturing Scale. This currently equates to £37,248 per annum plus £2,958 London Weighting. Please note that if you are appointed your salary will be based on a match to your current salary (or your highest salary within the last 18 months) up to the maximum stated above (evidence of this will be required in the form of an up-to-date payslip).

Salaries are paid monthly on the 25th of every month or the last working day prior to the 25th if the 25th falls on a weekend or bank holiday. The only exception to this is for the December payment, which will be on an earlier date that will be notified to you on an annual basis. Payment will be made direct into a bank/building society account. You will need to provide details of your branch, account number and sort code before payment can be made to you.

Annual Leave

35 days per annum and all Bank and Public Holidays normally observed in England and Wales. The College also shuts for an additional 5 efficiency closure days plus 3 statutory days which the Principal will set at the beginning of the academic year. Although every effort will be made to meet requirements for Annual Leave, service demands will take preference. All leave is subject to an efficient service being maintained and specific restrictions may apply.

Pension Scheme – Local Government Pension Scheme

If you are aged between 16 and 65 years old you are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. Contributions vary between 5.50% and 7.50% depending on salary for Employees before tax is deducted and the College currently contributes a further 14.5%. All eligible employees will have to elect to be brought into the Scheme, and a contribution, dependent on full time equivalent annual salary, is deducted from salary prior to tax. Additional voluntary contributions can be arranged via AVCs or Added Years. Applicants must make a decision whether to contribute or not - deductions will be made automatically if no election is made. You may only apply for a refund within the first three months of employment

Probationary Period

Appointment will be subject to a probationary period of six months in the first instance.

Staff Development

As part of the Contract of Employment, all appointees will be required to attend staff development events and take part in the College’s Performance Management and Appraisal scheme.

Pre-Employment Checks

Eligibility to Work in the United Kingdom

You will be required to provide evidence of your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom if you are shortlisted for interview, or you will need to declare that you require Sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom.


All appointments are made subject to references, which are satisfactory to the College.

Health Screening

All appointments are made subject to medical clearance. The successful candidate will be required to complete a medical questionnaire, which is sent to the College's Occupational Health Adviser. (Currently Haringey Council).

Criminal Background Checks/Independent Safeguarding Authority Registration

The successful candidate will need to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority prior to commencing employment at Barking & Dagenham College. Please note that there is a charge for this registration, which you will be liable for. Full details can be obtained at The ISA Registration will include a full Criminal Records Bureau Check.


When you join Barking & Dagenham College you will be entitled to a whole host of great benefits


The College is committed to continued professional development and actively encourages training and development


The College operates the Local Government Pension Scheme as well as the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS)


The College partakes in the Government Childcare Voucher Scheme. You can obtain information from their website at or from the HR department


Generous Annual Leave Allowance

The College has a Christmas closure of 2 weeks in addition to your annual leave entitlement


Join the College Gym at Rush Green Campus for £15 per month

30% discount on all hairdressing services at Head Jogs Commercial hair salon at the Exchange Centre Ilford

10% discount on all TIGI products available at the Head Jogs Salon

Health and Beauty treatments at reduced prices at the Colleges Beauty Salons at Rush Green & TSA


Free Car Parking at the Rush Green Site