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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Biology, Health and social care, Psychology, Science, Social sciences

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hrs / week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£53,368 - £57,471

What skills and experience we're looking for

UTC Sheffield Academy Trust provides a new and dynamic education. We opened our City Centre site in September 2013 specialising in Engineering and Creative & Digital Media and then opened our second UTC on the exciting new Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield in September 2016 offering opportunities for students in Health Science, Computing and Sports Science. UTC Derby Pride Park joined the Trust in December 2019 offering Engineering and Health & Life Sciences and in its recent OFSTED inspection in December 2023 was judged ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and attitudes. All 3 UTCs in the Trust are judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

We deliver an outstanding STEM focused educational experience grounded in real, relevant workplace practice. Partnerships with world-class companies, schools, colleges and universities give our students a unique start to their future careers. We provide training today for the jobs of tomorrow. Our cutting-edge facilities and engagement with employers’ / university partners provides an exciting environment in which to teach and develop professionally.

You will work alongside Principal Lee Kirkwood and the UTC staff to develop a centre of excellence focusing on Health Science and Psychology. Central to this role is leading our teams to ensure outstanding delivery of BTEC L2 and L3 in Health & Social Care and Psychology GCSE. The Trust is planning to start a T- Level in Health from September 2025 at both UTC Sheffield OLP and UTC Derby Pride Park, the successful candidate will help to lead the successful implementation of the launch of the T- Level through ongoing planning, employer engagement and the successful securing and delivery of work placements.

In addition, you should be a highly skilled practitioner who understands the challenges of educating 13 -19 year olds in an employer led technology rich environment. Effective partnership working is absolutely critical to the UTC’s success. In return, we are committed to support the new post-holder to develop their leadership skills through a focused programme of support and development, which will help to ensure the outstanding outcomes we strive for our young people and preparation for further career progression.

The suitable candidate will; lead and manage the faculty, thereby ensuring that all students and team members adhere to the UTC values and policies and that all students taught within the faculty are given opportunities to maximise their potential; provide high quality teaching and assessments for all students studying within the faculty; lead and contribute to collaborative teaching and learning planning across faculties to fully implement the holistic learning vision of the UTC.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Lead and empower staff within the department
  • Effectively implement curriculum and assessment strategies
  • Monitor and report on the performance of all students within the department
  • Implement appropriate intervention strategies which demonstrate impact.

Candidates will require:

  • The ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience that demonstrates an aptitude for effective leadership and management.

UTC Sheffield is sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University, The Sheffield College and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry. UTC Derby Pride Park is sponsored by the University of Derby.

What the school offers its staff

Teachers Pension Scheme

Access to Westfield Health Scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

We are an employer who values equality and diversity and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to safer recruiting policies and procedures.

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About UTC Derby Pride Park

School type
Free School, ages 13 to 19
Education phase
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School size
263 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 19
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We are a University Technical College offering specialist courses designed with employers in the exciting areas of Engineering and Health & Life Sciences. These are all regional, national and international growth areas that will offer strong career opportunities in the future.

UTCs are all about employer-led education and we are fortunate here to have the support of some of the world’s best known companies including Bombardier, Rolls-Royce and Toyota. We also enjoy the support and input of one of the UK’s leading universities, University of Derby, nominated for ‘University of the Year Award 2019’ in the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Arranging a visit to UTC Derby Pride Park

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@utcsheffield.org.uk.

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