Head of Learning, Teaching & Research 

Bath, Somerset (GB)
£51,135 - £56,695
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 11 October 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Learning, Teaching & Research 
Salary        £51,135 - £56,695
Hours        Full time
Location    Norland College, 39-41 Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, BA2 3LB

Would you like to work for an organisation steeped in history but focused on the future and recognised worldwide as an organisation of excellence?  An organisation that promotes a healthy work/life balance and recognises and rewards achievements?  If so, then Norland is the place for you.

We have recently been awarded the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Gold standard for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. In March 2019 we were also granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) by the Privy Council and now offer our own BA (Hons) Early Years Development and Learning degree alongside the prestigious Norland Diploma.

We are looking to appoint an early years specialist to become our Head of Learning, Teaching and Research.  Being part of a dynamic senior leadership team, the post holder will contribute towards the College strategy, to set annual KPIs for the Learning, Teaching and Research department as well as providing academic leadership to promote a culture of excellence and enhancement.  The post holder will oversee the learning and teaching on both the degree programme and the prestigious Norland Diploma as well as continuing to develop the research profile of Norland.  The post holder will be responsible for the retention and achievement of students and will manage the lecturing team to ensure a responsive and high quality service to all students.

This post comes with a significant remission in teaching hours to enable the post holder to focus on effective and supportive programme leadership and research.

You must have a background and specialism in the early years field and hold a relevant Master’s Degree, have a Doctorate or be willing to work towards one.  It is essential that you also hold appropriate teaching and professional qualifications and have extensive teaching experience.  Highly effective communication skills and leadership experience are also essential for the role as is a strong CPD record. 


  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Free staff parking*
  • Support with continued professional development both financially and with study days
  • Free fruit
  • Occasional staff lunches
  • Staff and Departmental away days
  • Private Health Care Insurance 
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Income Support Scheme

*We hold a good amount of staff parking spaces at both sites and all staff are often accommodated with a space, there will be times when staff are asked to park off-site and this is managed on a rota basis

To apply:
Please complete an application form available on our website and return this to the HR department, along with a covering letter to To request further information and an equal opportunities form please contact HR on 01225 904042.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mandy Donaldson on 01225 904053 or email

Closing Date:         5pm, Friday 11 October 2019    
Interview Date:         Thursday 24 October 2019

All candidates should ensure that they are available to attend an interview at any time on the above date before applying, alternative interview dates and times are not usually able to be offered.

Norland College is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We expect all students and staff to share this commitment.

The suitability of all prospective staff will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. All offers made will be on the condition of relevant safer recruitment checks being conducted and in line with the college policies and procedures.

Norland is an Equal Opportunities employer.