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Head of Careers and Employment Courses

Orchard Hill CollegeSutton

Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, all year round

Location: The post holder will need to work flexibly across the Orchard Hill College centres, as required

Are you passionate about getting people with barriers to learning into work and developing a career? Are you currently a careers lead who is looking to progress?

Would you like to work for an outstanding specialist college that is committed to offering social and vocational opportunities for students in their local communities?

Do you want to inspire and support students to achieve their career dreams?

If so, then this could be the role for you.  Welcome to Orchard Hill College.

Orchard Hill College is a National Specialist College for adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It is a unique and rewarding place to work and has both a broad range of learners and a dynamic and supportive staff team. We treat our students with the dignity and respect they deserve and provide them with more opportunities than ever before to be part of the local community. We operate out of centres in Carshalton, Sutton, New Malden, Wandsworth, Camberwell and Uxbridge.

Orchard Hill College is a dynamic, forward looking organisation.  We provide a wide range of quality full-time and part-time courses for young people and adults with learning difficulties and/or barriers to learning. Employability courses currently take place in all the college regions.

We are looking for a bright, diligent, creative and enthusiastic Head of carers and Employment Courses to manage a dedicated team that work across all of our college locations and the surrounding communities. 

Within this role you will be responsible for the strategic and professional leadership of the service, ensuring that strategies are in place to deliver the best employment outcomes for our students. You will also support the ongoing development and the implementation of our work placement strategy so that the highest impact and best employment outcomes are achieved for our students. You will need to provide leadership, develop courses and allocate resources, in line with the College statement of intent and core principles. 

You will work under the direction of the Assistant Principal at the College to lead the staff team in the provision of high quality education within the remit of the policies adopted by governors.

You will need Qualified Teacher Status in Lifelong Learning, outstanding experience of teaching students with learning disabilities, and proven successful management experience. 

To apply for this role please send your completed application form to

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date:  Monday 24th May 2021

Interview:  Friday 28th May 2021

Orchard Hill College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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