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  • Job Title Director of Student Experience
  • Advert Text Exeter College is a large, thriving and growing tertiary college which places teaching, learning and student success as our top priority. We enjoy an excellent regional reputation. The college is a 2019 Times Best Companies ‘Top 100’ Employer, has good financial health and has a number of impactful partnerships with employers, sports teams and civic organisations.
    The College was graded as outstanding by Ofsted in 2014 and since then, student outcomes have continued to perform at an outstanding level. We have high expectations of our students and staff and each year their combined efforts result in excellent examination grades, outstanding learner success rates and superb music, arts, sports and community achievements. We welcome apprentices and students of all ages and abilities and our tutorial and learner support programmes are designed to meet their needs, challenging them to reach their full potential.
    Due to the retirement of the current post holder, we are looking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Director of Student Experience to join our high-performing College Leadership Team.  The successful candidate will embrace the college’s vison of becoming exceptional and will lead the evolution of our outstanding ‘student experience department’ to realise this vision.
    The Director will have oversight of: Careers Education, Tutoring, Student Experience, Enrichment, Student Welfare and Safeguarding within the College.  The specific, direct line management oversight will be determined by the by successful candidate’s prior experience and areas of expertise.
    The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of leading an outstanding student support provision, ideally from within a tertiary or further education college environment. The post holder will contribute to the shaping of the college’s response to the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and Gatsby Benchmarks. The ideal candidate will operate as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the College and will provide direction on matters of Child Protection and Safeguarding including the Prevent Strategy and British Values and the College’s modest, student boarding accommodation. 
    You will be creative, inspirational and dedicated to providing the very best learning experiences for our students.  You will be passionate about student progression and the particular skills and opportunities young people need to progress to aspirational university destinations, further training and employment. You will have demonstrable effective leadership and management experience within further education, including successful navigation of curriculum reform opportunities, and be able to contribute to our outstanding College.
    To apply for this post please visit our website at
    In order to support this growing and thriving team, we are looking to appoint a new leader before the summer break in order to ensure that the successful applicant can start the post as soon as possible. 
    The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4th April 2019, 12 midnight.
    The selection day will be held in Exeter on 2nd May 2019.
  • Closing Date 04-Apr-2019
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  • Contract Type Permanent
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