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Head of Art & Design

Woking CollegeWoking, Surrey

The Role

The College requires a full-time Head of Art & Design to oversee the leadership and management of the department within the College.  We are looking for an inspiring and dynamic candidate, with a passion for art and design to join our successful and growing College.

This is an exciting time for our rapidly expanding, highly successful College, this role has become available due to the promotion of the current incumbent.   Applications from Teachers in Schools and Sixth Form College sectors are welcome.  A full mentoring programme is organised to introduce all new staff to sixth form college systems and procedures and to support and encourage professional development.  We are looking for an exceptional candidate. We expect high performance from all our staff and are looking for an impressive individual to inspire College students.  Candidates should demonstrate their ability and suitability to both the role and the culture of the College.

The Department

The Art & Design Department is a vibrant and highly successful area of the College. The department offers Level 2 and Level 3 CTEC in Art and Design, A Levels in Photography, Fine Art, Textiles, 3D Design and Graphic Design. Our students progress to some of the best Degree and Foundation courses in the country. 

The department, based in a new, purpose-built, art block, includes a Mac suite for Graphics, kiln, laser and 3D printing facilities as well as a fully equipped workshop. The department hosts a range of extra-curricular activities which have included trips to Rome and Barcelona as well as life-drawing and fashion workshops, in addition to a rolling programme of visiting artists.  Staff work closely with students to stretch, guide and inspire them to be independent and creative learners who are producing high quality work that is both individual and innovative. 

The department also has a unique working relationship with the prestigious Lightbox Gallery in Woking with whom we co-host workshops and seminars. Our annual exhibition there attracts close to 2000 visitors every year and provides the College with an un-rivalled platform from which to promote our students’ work. In addition, the department has a partnership with UCA who have delivered a range of bespoke enrichment workshops specifically for the college.  

Application Information:

Salary:  Up to £45,521 per annum depending on experience, plus £1,081 fringe allowance.

Closing Date: 9am, Tuesday 20 April 2021

Interviews: to be held on the afternoon of Thursday 29 April 2021

Start date:  26 August 2021

To Apply:  Please download the Application Pack and click the Apply Now button to access the Application Form

CVs will not be accepted on their own.

For further information or to return a completed Application Form, please contact:

Kirsty Crook, Personnel Officer:  email:    Woking College, Rydens Way, Woking, GU22 9DL. Website:

Important information:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointed staff will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. The College is committed to equal opportunities.

The College encourages all candidates to be familiar with Section 1 of the DfE paper on “Keeping Children Safe in Education” September 2020 and the College's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. These documents can be found on the College's Staff Vacancies page, and Policies page.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the College asks candidates to consider Woking College's Privacy Notice for Job Applicants, which can be found on the Staff Vacancies page of the College’s website.

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