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Head of Section – Art & Design

Kingston CollegeKingston upon Thames

Do you want to bring your creative skills to life? 


If so, this could be the role for you.


The Art and Design section at Kingston College is the largest section in the school with approximately 450 individual learners. We have around 20 permanent and sessional staff in this section who deliver a range of full time courses that span Level 1 to Level 6 (degree).


As an active member of the School Management Group (SMG), you will be responsible for effectively applying College procedures such as; target setting, progress review calendars, and for ensuring all curriculum delivery is of high quality. You will drive growth and manage changes to the curriculum as required, ensuring full compliance with funding body regulations, and act as a Safeguarding Officer for the school, specifically at the Creative Industries Centre site.


About You


• Be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject.

• Have or be working towards a management qualification.

• Hold a teaching qualification and be recognised as an effective teacher.

• Have a proven track record of improving and managing a high-quality curriculum. 

• Have sound knowledge of the curriculum offered in the Art & Design section and a firm grasp of current and impending national changes.

• Have a proven record of effective curriculum development and growth.

• Be a demonstrable leader with experience in the context of curriculum and staff management.


Closing date for the return of a complete online application is 5th December 2021

Interviews to be held 16th December 2021


The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 37 days plus up to 7 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. This leave is all in addition to Bank Holiday entitlement. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme. 


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


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.


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