Devon
Remote
Sidmouth, Devon
£47,500 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Education

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Education to manage the development and delivery of charity’s donkey care and welfare training and education programmes.

Position: Head of Education

Location: Home-based, with regular visits to Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty

Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 08.30 – 16.30

Salary: £47,500 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.

Closing Date: Thursday 12 August 2021

The Role

The Head of Education will manage the organisation and operation of donkey focused education, and training staff and approaches across the charity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and evaluating the content and standards of training delivered by other trainers to ensure best practice and consistency.
  • Providing pedagogic expertise and working with a team of equine experts, you will ensure that new and existing learning resources meet the needs of learners and are effectively assessed and developed.
  • Driving the development of blended and distance learning approaches via the virtual learning environment (VLE) developing and delivering a cutting edge solution to improving the welfare of donkeys and mules globally and to ensure the charity reach a global network of learners.

About You

As Head of Education you will have demonstrable experience of developing education programmes in a Higher Education or Further Education environment and the ability to design and deliver training including that required to a specified professional level.

You will have experience of using technology-enhanced learning, e-learning and blended learning in order to facilitate teaching and learning for students based in remote locations and up-to-date knowledge of technologies used in teaching and learning are essential as is a full driver’s licence.

Good communication and management skills are required as you will be managing, motivating and developing a team whilst make good decisions under pressure and deliver to strict deadlines.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, we would love to hear from you.

In return…

You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.

About the Organisation

The charity is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide, working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.

“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”

Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

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Posted on: 27 July 2021
Closed date: 12 August 2021
Job ref: 2516
Tags: Intl Development, Management