Online Courses Programme Manager

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SALARY: £35,000 – £40,000

JOB TYPE: Permanent

HOURS: 37 hours

LOCATION: Homebase with some onsite activity in Stevenage




Hart Learning & Development may have the perfect opportunity for you if:

  • You’re an amazing programme manager who is motivated, enthusiastic and committed to the success of your students.
  • You can bring a programme of learning to life in a way that engages students.
  • You have a passion for your profession and share our determination to be outstanding.


  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Participation in the Group’s performance related pay scheme.
  • For a full outline of benefits, click here


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience in managing online learning/distance learning programmes
  • Experience in managing and leading a team with the ability to inspire
  • Competent and analytical in the use of data and reporting tools
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to identify key themes and concepts in complex data sets
  • Experience of budget management and confidence with financial data sets
  • Understanding of Ofsted Common Inspection Framework, and ability to support delivery teams to develop towards outstanding
  • Good working knowledge of ESFA funding rules
  • Ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Ability to present information clearly and succinctly
  • Commercially aware and motivated towards successes with the ability to achieve KPI’s and business objectives
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and other data management packages, such as MIS Unit-e and ProAchieve and e-portfolio systems.
  • Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy with experience of using IT applications.
  • Assessment & Verification qualifications e.g. A1 & V1 is desirable
  • Relevant teacher training qualification – DTLLS/Cert Ed is desirable


  • Responsible for the management of the online course portfolio in Hart L & D ensuring consistently outstanding teaching, learning, assessment and delivery.
  • Responsible for the development, maintenance and ongoing effective performance of the online learning platform.
  • Ensure learner progress is monitored in a timely way and in line with the college’s internal monthly monitoring procedures and ESFA funding submissions.
  • Line management of online delivery, support and administrative staff
  • Effective team management including recruitment, training and performance management
  • Use data to manage provision to drive-up achievement rates and narrow achievement gaps
  • Ensure KPI’s and business objectives are achieved through participation and contribution to the Performance Board cycle
  • Management of the IQA process
  • Contribute to the Hart Learning Group Quality cycle, performing developmental and formal observations and supporting tutors to develop.
  • Contribute to the broader quality enhancement processes including internal Performance Boards and Annual Self-Assessment reporting.
  • Identify areas of improvement and best practice and implement change accordingly
  • Develop an awareness of the external commercial context the Online Short Courses operate in, providing insight on competitor activity and market trends to inform the future development of the programmes
  • Work closely with sales function to develop existing client accounts and identify new opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with funding rules and awarding organisations
  • Ensure compliance with all organisations regulations and policies
  • Build strong and effective relationships with the diverse range of stakeholders engaged in recruiting to, delivering and evaluating the online portfolio



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    The Hart Learning Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

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    Please note these vacancies may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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    “I genuinely enjoy coming to work, the students are the people that motivate me – they are so full of energy and enthusiasm.

    Hart Learning Group’s links to the community are essential for this job to work well – integrating local businesses and organisations ensure we offer the best service to our students.”

    Victoria Lang - Business, Travel & Events Lecturer