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Head of Section - Early Years, Health & Wellbeing

Head of Section - Early Years, Health & Wellbeing

Posted 16 April by Kingston College

The School of Commercial Industries and Access at Kingston College currently includes students on 16-18 study programmes and T Levels, adult programmes including access and part time adult programmes as well as a substantial HE provision. The focus is on ensuring that current and future students receive a first-class experience that enables them to progress and attain their qualifications at high levels and to develop long-lasting learning and employability skills.

We’re now seeking a Head of Section - the section has a diverse curriculum area with programmes including Early Years and Health and Wellbeing programmes (including Access to HE and Degree programmes). The teaching commitment is in the field of Early Years and/or Adult Health provision.

As our Head of Section, you will be responsible for the leadership, management, and monitoring of programmes within the Section and the teams delivering these programmes, ensuring that the success rates and value-added performance improves towards outstanding. You will be responsible for the recruitment, conduct and progress of all students on all programmes within this Section and ensure that all the Sections programmes meet the needs, standards, and requirements of all partners, including, awarding bodies, employers, and higher education institutions.

This role would suit someone 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 Early Years/Adult Health programmes (including Access to HE). With high personal standards and expectations, you will have a strong vision for the improvement and development of the curriculum area and have a track record of making sustained improvements.

We’d like you to have experience of successfully monitoring and supporting 'at-risk’ learners to achieve or exceed their potential, and have experience of managing, supporting, and developing staff. You will have current knowledge of impending curriculum changes and the implications for teaching and learning strategies and a thorough understanding of quality assurance and improvement processes, and how these can be used to enhance the student experience.

Closing date for the return of completed applications is 30th April 2024

The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 37 days plus up to 8 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. 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.

As part of our due diligence checks on prospective employees, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, an online search and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

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

As outlined in the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010, 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.

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.

When you click on 'Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.

Reference: 52486091

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