Vacancy for Curriculum Manager in Newcastle, UK

Vacancy for Curriculum Manager in Newcastle, UK


Curriculum Manager


Newcastle (37 hours per week)

£37,027 – £ 45,475 per annum


Job description


NCFE, one of the UK’s fastest growing, most innovative qualification awarding organisations, is looking for a Curriculum Manager.


A bit about the job…

NCFE have an exciting opportunity for a Curriculum Manager, a new post with operational responsibility and accountability for supporting customer delivery of NCFE qualifications. You will report to the Head of Quality Assurance, working closely with the Assessment, Business Development, Quality Assurance and Learning Resources teams. The Curriculum Manager will manage a small team of Curriculum Officers who initially will support the delivery of Functional Skills qualifications and V Cert qualifications designed for the schools market. A significant part of this role is to ensure that customers are provided with guidance and direction to enable them to commence delivery with appropriate resources and knowledge of the qualifications. You’ll be responsible for the recruitment, direction, learning development and performance management of the team.


A bit about you…

We are looking for someone who can give operational direction, leadership, coaching, management and development to the Curriculum Team ensuring the team are up to date and standardised with NCFE requirements for qualification delivery. You will be accountable for the management of the team budget and responsible for ensuring that curriculum support is planned, communicated and delivered in line with qualification and customer requirements.

Skills and experience


  • educated to level 4 or equivalent, or significant experience of carrying out a similar role
  • teaching qualification or quality assurance qualification at level 4 or equivalent
  • experience of managing a team
  • knowledge of qualification, assessment and curriculum design principles
  • knowledge of current developments in education and assessment
  • knowledge of quality assurance procedures and issues within an educational context
  • evidence of at least 5 years of working within a relevant profession e.g.
  • qualifications and assessment
  • higher education teaching/assessment
  • teaching

A bit about us…

NCFE is passionate about developing and certificating technical and professional qualifications in the UK and internationally. Last year over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose us to help move their careers forward.


We are ambitious and acquired CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) to extend our portfolio of qualifications in the Care, Education and Health sectors.


As well as being a registered charity, regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation), we’re also a Gold standard Investor in People, a Sunday Times Top 100 company to work for and the winner of numerous independent customer and business awards.


To achieve the ambitious levels of organisational performance that we’re striving for, we have high expectations of each and every one of our talented colleagues. Our culture is focused on results and we like our colleagues to work smart and have real pride in the outcomes they achieve. ‘Be the best’ is one of our core values and our colleagues should exhibit this confidence and dedication to reaching our goals.


NCFE is growing and this is a great time to be joining us. We’re committed to training and developing our colleagues and encouraging them to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including a generous holiday allowance, pension, childcare voucher scheme and private healthcare scheme.


Interested? Here’s what you need to know…


If you think you have the skills to become a Curriculum Manager at NCFE, we’d love to hear from you! Apply online directly through our website with your current CV and a covering letter detailing the skills and relevant work experience which makes you suitable for the role.


Applications submitted through a jobs board only and not through our website will not be considered.


There’s some specific information that we’d like you to include in your covering letter. Please see page 2 of the All You Need to Know pack for details.


The closing date for this vacancy is 2nd August 2017


Interviews are to be held w/c 14th August 2017


CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700) and CACHE; Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. Any reference to CACHE or Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education registered address, company or charity numbers should be deemed to mean NCFE.

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