Work at Norland


Would you like to work for an organisation steeped in history but focused on the future and recognised worldwide as an organisation of excellence? An organisation that promotes a healthy work/life balance and recognises and rewards achievements? If so, then Norland is the place for you.


Post: Head of Consultancy and Training

Hours: Full-time

Salary: £50,132 - £55,583

Location: Norland College, York Place, London Road, Bath, BA1 6AE

In this key leadership role you will play an integral part in driving Norland’s Consultancy and Training profile into both the national and international arenas. You will explore and develop appropriate external commercial activities to generate income and achieve annual targets. Providing a bespoke consultancy service, you will write competitive tenders and bids to deliver consultancy and training to clients. You will take a lead in developing and delivering the Norlander CPD Programme and will work with Norlanders to evaluate their CPD requirements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Seek consultancy and training opportunities in the national and international market of both the early years sector and relevant organisations
  • Provide effective management of the Consultancy and Training team, developing and implementing creative, innovative and forward looking strategies to include all areas of the department
  • Manage a department, providing clear direction aligned to key objectives and supporting personal development and growth
  • Attend and contribute to Board meetings to help shape the strategic direction of Norland College and play an important part in the decision-making process
  • Oversee and where appropriate, respond to requests for consultancy in varying sectors, tailoring the approach to ensure it meets client’s specifications in particular
  • Manage the budget for the Consultancy and Training department ensuring targets are met and resources managed effectively
  • Build effective positive relationships with other senior managers across Norland to increase knowledge and cooperation, in the pursuit of agreed objectives and priorities
  • Remain current within the early years sector and ensure this knowledge is fed into all training and consultancy packages provided by Norland

About you:

  • An experienced Early Years Practitioner who has a strong understanding of the sector
  • A driven leader who continually seeks out new opportunities and ways of working to improve reach and efficiency
  • A successful consultant who has experience writing proposals and delivering on target
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to develop strong working relationships across a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of leading teams and developing people
  • A collaborator who enjoys both leading on high level strategy and working closely with people on the ground to make it happen 

To apply:

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 6 February 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 26 February 2019

Application documents:


Post: Placement Officer

Hours: Part-time (4 days a week, Monday to Thursday) for 38 weeks (term-time plus admin weeks)

Salary: £17,932 - £19,506  (FTE - £27,135 - £29,517)

Location: Norland College, Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, BA2 3LB

Students at Norland College study a unique combination of the BA (Hons) Early Years Development and Learning degree programme together with the Norland Diploma, a practical based course consisting of modules in Play & Learning, Care & Wellbeing and Food & Nutrition.

We are looking to appoint a term time only Placement Officer who will work within the Placement Team Monday to Thursday to provide placement support for students studying at Norland College. Working with the Placement Manager this post will secure and maintain quality placements across age range of 0-8 years, whilst also visiting and assessing students within settings.

You must hold a minimum Level 3 early years qualification along with recent and relevant experience in the sector.  An assessor qualification would be an advantage. Experience supporting students in placement settings would be an advantage but training will be provided.

To apply:

  • For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Placement Manager, Jo Brimble, on 01225 904055 or email
  • To request an application pack please contact Debbie Howard on 01225 904042 or email 

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019

Interview date: Monday 4 February 2019


Post: Lecturer in Early Years

Hours: Full-time

Salary: £33,920 - £48,203

Location: Norland College, Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, BA2 3LB

Students at Norland College study a unique combination of the BA (Hons) Early Years Development and Learning degree programme together with the Norland Diploma, a practical based course which prepares students for working with babies, young children and their families.

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Early Years to teach on both the degree programme and the Norland Diploma. This will include preparing and delivering lectures and also marking student assignments. The role also requires the post holder to be a personal tutor to a group of students.

You will need to hold an MA in a relevant discipline and also be a qualified teacher. Experience of working with babies, young children and their families is essential. 

To apply:

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 8 February 2019

Interview date: Monday 18 February 2019


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Norland College is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all students and staff to share this commitment.

The suitability of all prospective students and staff will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. All offers made will be on the condition of relevant safer recruitment checks being conducted and in line with the college policies and procedures.