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Head of Business Studies & Accounting

Abbey College CambridgeCambridgeshire


Abbey College Cambridge is one of the best college for international students in the UK. We specialise in helping students from across the world achieve the personal, social and academic growth needed to succeed at the UK’s best universities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Department (HoD) to join our dynamic Senior Academic Team. 

Reporting to the Vice Principal Academic, you will lead the Business Studies & Accounting Department, facilitating the college’s goal of high student academic achievement and engaging in appraisals and reviews, while continuing to deliver high quality lessons. 

Our teaching staff come from a range of backgrounds and experiences and work together in a mutually supportive team to teach our classes of ambitious international students. As HoD you will raise standards and attainment in this already high-performing team through developing and enhancing the teaching practice of all team members. You will work alongside colleagues as part of the Senior Academic Team, leading the college on matters academic, leading on whole school CPD, ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum and seeking, at all times, to work towards the college’s Vision of Excellence. 


Your duties and responsibilities will include the following:

• Leading the Business Studies & Accounting Department 

• Facilitating the college’s goal of high student academic achievement

• Leading appraisals and reviews, and taking part in training and development 

• Delivering high quality lessons

Qualifications and Experience

You will hold qualified teacher status or equivalent, have a track record of outstanding teaching, have suitable subject knowledge and the ability to demonstrate a commitment to Every Child Matters, Safeguarding, pastoral care and promotion of high standards of positive behaviour.



• 50 days annual leave

• Employee assistance programme  

• Sports groups and free on site gym facilities

• Alpha Plus Group personal pension plan 

• Season ticket train travel discount and loans

• Cycle to work scheme

• Discounted school fees

• Language classes

• Regular social events

• Discounted beauty treatments

Alpha Plus Group (APG)

Abbey College Cambridge is a constituent college of the Abbey DLD Group of Colleges, which is in turn part of the Alpha Plus Group.


APG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of APG you will be expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

How to Apply

Please read our Applicant Information Pack to access full details about the position and visit our Recruitment Website to apply. Please enclose your CV and a detailed covering letter stating why you think you have the necessary skills to be successful in this position. 

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