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City of Portsmouth College

Curriculum Manager – Automotive & Engineering

Reference: 5923cfe0-5d6d-4188-8179-018b1371966a
Employer: City of Portsmouth College
Location: Portsmouth
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Job Title: Curriculum Manager – Automotive & Engineering

Location: Highbury Campus, Portsmouth

Salary: £41,541.00 FTE + £4000 allowance.

Job Type: 35 Hours per week, 52 Weeks per year, Full-Time, Permanent

About City of Portsmouth College:

Welcome to the City of Portsmouth College where learning meets opportunity. Nestled on the stunning south coast of England and boasting a selection of sprawling campuses, a proven place in which employees of all levels can hone their skills and develop within their given field. Portsmouth boasts a rich maritime heritage, is the birthplace of Charles Dickens and home to the British Navy all of which is captivated by the City of Portsmouth College and its representatives throughout. We’re proud to be part of this vibrant city and are fully committed to fostering growth & excellence in education.

We aspire to become the employer of choice in the Portsmouth area, promoting a progressive, supportive and rewarding workplace culture. Here at COPC, we offer ongoing support, professional development / training and guidance alongside competitive benefits to all staff. By joining us you can be a part of the journey to shape the next generations educational journey and you will play a pivotal role in supporting the growth and development of our brilliant students, turning them into future leaders and innovators.


  • Annual Leave FTE – 42 days plus 8 days bank holidays and plus a 2-week winter shutdown
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Learning & Development programmes by The Community Adult Education Department
  • A sample of additional Benefits:
    • Online discounts: Unidays, Student Beans and Totum with a COPC email address
    • Free car parking across all campus sites
    • Discounted membership for onsite campus gyms
    • Ongoing training and development to aid your career

About the role:

A Curriculum Manager in Automotive & Engineering oversees the development and management of our automotive & engineering related academic programmes and courses, while promoting high standards of teaching themselves, alongside striving to demonstrate the efficient delivery of learning & support for both students and staff. You would work closely with the college to design and update curriculum content, ensuring it meets regulatory standards, industry requirements and educational objectives. This includes integrating current automotive / engineering practices, technologies and research into the curriculum. You will collaborate with external partners such as regulatory bodies to stay abreast of industry trends and ensure program relevance. Additionally, you will monitor student progress, evaluate teaching methods and implement strategies to enhance learning outcomes and student success in automotive / engineering related fields.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of academic staff providing guidance, support and professional development opportunities to ensure effective teaching and student support, whilst also maintaining an active teaching role within the department
  • Foster a positive and collaborative team culture that encourages innovation, creativity and continuous improvement in curriculum delivery and student engagement
  • Coordinate team efforts to develop and implement student support strategies such as tutoring programmes, academic advising and learning resources, to meet diverse student needs
  • Engage with student feedback mechanisms (surveys etc) to gather insights and data for continuous improvement of teaching practices, curriculum design and student support initiatives, while actively teaching and interacting with students
  • Manage resources effectively to support curriculum development and delivery
  • Maintain program accreditation and compliance with educational standards

The Candidate:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field like automotive or engineering would be advantageous
  • Significant experience in curriculum development, teaching and management, preferable in an automotive / engineering or educational setting
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills to lead curriculum development teams and manage resources effectively
  • Passion for education and a commitment to enhancing students learning and success.
  • Proactive and forward thinking mindset to drive continuous improvement in curriculum design and implementation

Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are central to the work of City of Portsmouth College. This underpins the vision of the College to transform lives through providing exceptional education and training.

The College’s commitment to Equality, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is reflected in the continued successful promotion of these strands through the curriculum, enrichment activities and the range of direct and indirect student support services.

Pre Employment Checks

The City of Portsmouth College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our college. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and two references.

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