Director of Animal Management and Saddlery

Job Type:
Job Title / Sector:
Head / Deputy Head Teacher, Further Education
South East England
£53,737 to £61,972 per annum
Salary Description:
£53,737 - 61,972 per year
Job Ref:

Director of Animal Management and Saddlery

Salary:£53,737.00-£61,972.00pa inclusive of London Weighting.
Full Time, Permanent

36 hours, 52 weeks per year

Enfield with travel to all College Sites

Capel Manor College is the only College in London that aims to deliver outstanding and inspirational land-based learning opportunities across the Greater London region. Our most recent Ofsted report rated the College "good" with good effectiveness of leadership and management. Aspiring to excellence, the College has an excellent reputation for quality, is financially strong and has continuous growth in student numbers. Fundamental to the College's forward-thinking strategy is support for the environment and food supply in Greater London and the southeast

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Director of Animal Management and Saddlery.

The Princess Royal College of Animal Management and Saddlery has a well-established reputation for delivering high quality courses, with extensive animal collections at 5 sites across Greater London including city farms, zoo licenced and BALAI listed collections. Capel's course tutors all have exceptional skills with extensive knowledge and experience of the animal management and leather craft industries.

Capel Manor College has a truly unique and prestigious leather craft offer supporting the historic UK Saddlery and Footwear industries, and is the only college in Europe to offer a full-time Saddlery course supported by the Worshipful Livery Companies.

Our Animal Management and leather craft courses give young people and adults the opportunity to gain nationally and internationally recognised qualifications from entry level to Bachelor Degree with the prospect of progressing to further study, higher education, employment or starting their own business venture whilst learning in a unique and supportive environment.

The successful candidate will lead, develop, manage and co-ordinate the development and delivery of a high quality, cost effective curriculum area which progresses towards and achieves the College's Strategic and Operational objectives in the curriculum area.

The ideal candidate will be innovative and have strong links to industry, with extensive knowledge of the curriculum specialisms offered within Animal Management and Saddlery.

What's in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing Date: 5 February 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Tel: 08455 643 080
Contact: Sharron Probert

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