Decision details

Arrangements to cover Curriculum Quality Leader/Business Development ICT post

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The ICT/Bespoke Curriculum Quality Leader (CQL) left the service at the end of March. There was a delay in recruiting to the post due to the circumstances surrounding Covid 19. The post was advertised in July and interviews held. Three applicants were invited back for a second interview but it was not possible to appoint. The post was advertised again in September and all the three new applicants were rejected at shortlisting stage. This has left a significant gap in the management of the ICT/Bespoke programme which has been covered during lockdown by the Senior Adult Learning Manager (SALM) with overall responsibility for all curriculum areas across the service. As Adult Learning returns to the classroom together with the critical period of writing the annual Self-Assessment Report, Observations of Teaching and Learning etc., it is vital that arrangements are put in place to manage this work. Thought has been given in the interim to separate the two areas of work within this role. The Business Development work can in the medium term be supported by other team members however the management of the ICT area is key.

Publication date: 12/10/2020

Date of decision: 09/10/2020

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