Head of Business and Academic Pathways BLUH77526, Kingston upon Thames

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Kingston CollegeKingston upon Thames

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £42,019 - £44,254 per annum, including London Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Ensuring that the success rates and value added performance improves towards outstanding, the Head of Section will be responsible for the leadership, management and monitoring of FE Business and Academic programmes and for the teams delivering these programmes.


You will also be responsible for the recruitment, conduct and progress of all students on all programmes within this Section and must ensure that all the Sections programmes meets the needs, standards and requirements of all partners, including awarding bodies, employers and higher education institutions.


This role demands an individual who holds a Degree (or relevant professional qualification) in an appropriate subject and who has excellent teaching skills, recognised as a good or better teacher on BTEC Business programmes. Hardworking and flexible, you will have experience of leading in a BTEC Business curriculum area and have a track record of making sustained improvements.


With a strong vision for the improvement and development of the curriculum area, you will have experience of successfully monitoring and supporting ‘at-risk’ learners to achieve or exceed their potential and be receptive to new ideas with a creative approach to problem solving. You will have current knowledge of impending curriculum changes and the implications for teaching and learning strategies, and be experienced in managing, supporting and developing staff.


We’d also like you to hold a teaching qualification or be willing to achieve one in line with current regulations.


Closing date for the return of an online application form is 15th February 2019.


South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


The benefits package includes generous annual leave, pension scheme, subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training.


The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.


We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.


This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.




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Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Part of South Thames Colleges Group, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8546 2151
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Kingston College is a major provider of further and higher education in Kingston upon Thames. Situated in a thriving riverside town centre, Kingston College provides students with a friendly and stimulating environment for study.

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