Programme Manager – Advanced Engineering Technologies

About AET

AET – Advanced Engineering Technologies incorporating the Built Environment and Plumbing

We are seeking to appoint an aspirational Programme Manager for Advanced Engineering Technologies, incorporating the Built Environment and Plumbing. This is a pivotal role in our college and the successful applicant will be responsible for the continuous and sustainable improvement of teaching and learning, progress, and learner outcomes within the department.

This role is instrumental to the college and its primary purpose is to be an inspirational leader of the department based at our Middleton campus. The Technology Centre, and in particular the AET area, has just had an £11 million spend to create new workshops in engineering and renewable energies.  The ideal candidate would have demonstrable skills in developing links with employers and linking that back to curriculum development.

Purpose and Duties


You will be responsible for providing effective leadership and operational management of your teams.  Supporting and working with the Centre Director to ensure the area contributes and achieves the College’s objectives of becoming an outstanding, innovative and customer focussed provider that ensures growth in recruitment and delivers service excellence for all.


  • To oversee leadership of the programmes delivered within the curriculum area ensuring highly effective delivery of teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To oversee leadership of the programmes delivered within the curriculum area ensuring highly effective delivery of teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To lead and support curriculum innovation within the programme team to ensure the curriculum offer is effective in meeting the needs of learners and employers in line with national, regional and local government agenda.
  • Ensure all targets set for recruitment, attendance, punctuality, retention, achievement and progression are regularly reviewed and monitored with programme teams.
  • To promote excellence in all aspects of the curriculum, management development and Innovation, and facilitate the sharing of best practice.
  • Effectively manage the programme teams to ensure all aspects of the College’s quality assurance processes are fully implemented.
  • Lead the team to effectively engage with, and produce a robust self-assessment report.
  • Co-ordinate internal and external verification processes, liaising with awarding bodies, external verifiers and the College’s exams team
  • Support the Centre Director to ensure that programme teams are consistently high performing through effective use of the College’s performance management system, including conducting performance review meetings.
  • Lead, motivate and support programme teams so that they can make a full and valued contribution to the development of the programme area.
  • To deliver 432 hours per year of scheduled teaching
  • Support and lead the team to fully prepare for external/internal inspection and all audits.
  • Effectively manage all cost centre budget allocations in line with the College’s financial regulations.
  • Be responsive to internal and external college initiatives
  • Be an active member of the cross college teaching and learning observation team.
  • Work with marketing and others partners to raise the profile of the area.
  • Any other duties of a similar level of responsibility as may be required.

Hopwood Hall College is an equal opportunities employer. Our values are underpinned by equality, diversity and inclusion for all. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Being an inclusive workplace means we ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and flourish as part of our team irrespective of their age, gender, race, sexuality, religion or belief, disability, gender reassignment or marital status. We respect and value our differences and aim to bring out the best in people by creating a culture where everyone feels included and appreciated.

We are a Disability Confident employer and have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in the job description.

Other Information and Role Description

LOCATION: Middleton Campus

CLOSING DATE: 11th June 2023

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346