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Deputy Head of School – Landbased & Equine

As part of the College’s ongoing investment in our staff team we are looking to appoint to this newly created position in our rapidly growing School of Landbased & Equine. This area provides a broad curriculum covering a range of courses in agriculture, arboriculture, countryside management, equine, food and drink, horticulture and floristry.

This role will report to the Head of School and by working collaboratively you will deliver inspirational leadership to the curriculum area team. You will be responsible for providing an outstanding student experience through high quality teaching, learning and assessment. You will use your effective leadership and management skills to inspire your team to ensure students are able to achieve their potential.

You will quickly develop an understanding of the vision for the area and be responsible for engaging and motivating the curriculum team to deliver on this. You will lead the FE course team(s) and provision and drive a high quality student experience through all stages of learning journey. In addition, you will be responsible for monitoring and supporting the drive in recruitment, retention and achievement of both apprentices and students. You will actively seek out opportunities to enhance employability skills of students. You will proactively engage in quality assurance and improvement.

For the full requirements of the role, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

The successful candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualities will include:

  • Minimum of grade C in GCSE Maths and English Language (or equivalent)
  • Degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent)
  • PGCE or CertEd (or willingness to work towards)
  • Experience of working within a similar role
  • Experience of agriculture and/or an environment specialism. Our college farm is a key asset for our landbased team so a good understanding of this area and forging strong links with this team will be important.
  • Experience of implementing strategies to enhance student success rates
  • Successful record of implementing innovative curriculum developments
  • A commitment to a learner-centred approach and to strategies that will place the learner at the centre of all developments
  • Developed and highly effective people management skills
  • Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills

For the full requirements of the role, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

There are too many benefits to working at Moulton College to include them all. Aside from the location (Moulton is located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside covering over 450 hectares, with a further 170 hectares rented as grazing for our livestock), Moulton College boasts a dedicated, skilled and experienced staff team and an aspirational student body. As a valued employee at Moulton College you will have access to:

  • 44 days annual leave, including 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part-time_
  • A maximum of 5 College closure days (pro rata for part-time)
  • High Street Discounts scheme with access to discounts at a host of retailers
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme with an employer contribution of 23.7%)
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development of Moulton College employees
  • Access to 24/7 Support Line for employees and close family household members
  • A focused and committed Wellbeing group at the forefront of positive initiative
  • Healthcare cash plan (subject to conditions)
  • On site gym
  • Discounted nursery fees
  • Free onsite parking
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to conditions)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Online Payslips

We help new employees settle in through central College induction events and local induction activities. We also provide a range of essential information through our online learning packages. These cover various topics including Equality, Safeguarding, Health & Safety at Work, to name a few.

Applications may be reviewed and shortlisted upon receipt. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

The College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Please note that, in line with current legislation, an online search will be undertaken as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates to prevent (or minimise the risk of) individuals being employed to work with young people who may be unsuitable to do so. Any specific concerns regarding any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, may then be discussed during the interview stage with the candidate.

All successful applicants will be required to undergo a range of checks in line with Keeping Children Safe In Education, including an enhanced background check conducted by the Disclosure & Barring Service prior to employment commencing.

To apply for this role, please download the college application form, complete and return via email to; these are located on the College website at; Alternatively email to request an application pack.

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