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Deputy Head of School – Commercial Industries & Access

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: £51,976.00 - £59,725.00 Year
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • £51,976.00 - £59,725.00 Year
  • Salary: £51,976.00 - £59,725.00 Year

Website Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited

Across the School of Commercial Industries & Access, the curriculum currently includes students on 16-18 study programmes, adult part time programmes, Access to HE programmes and a number of Degree programmes. 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 are also very excited to be developing a £1.5m Health suite incorporating a medical ward, care home suite and dispensary as well a virtual reality suite, which is all set to be open in September 2024.

The Deputy Head of School will combine leadership and management with their Section with being a member of the School Management Group (SMG) and a wider operational role for the College. You will join the College Management Group (CMG) that consists of one Deputy Head of School from each School and Managers from other areas of the college support services. The group will work together with the Director of Curriculum to ensure that we deliver on our key priorities.

The Deputy Head will assist the Head of School and other members of the School Management Group in communicating the policies and procedures we agree and adopt including by way of target-setting, progress review calendars, Attendance, Behaviour & Conduct (ABC) policy, and then ensuring that all staff deliver them to a high quality and comply with the expectations set.

Critically, this post will have a focus on improving the outcomes of the programmes across the School, with a clear emphasis on securing high grades, improving the teaching learning and assessment, monitoring and supporting the teaching team, ensuring all students have the opportunity to develop their employability skills through a period of work experience and other work related learning and activities and supporting them with progression to Higher Education.

We’d like our Deputy Head of School to have relevant professional qualifications and excellent teaching skills and/or pastoral skills, with a history of good student outcomes, or better.

You will have a demonstrable record of working with subjects/courses that required improvement and achieving improvement and have an understanding and experience of managing students who are under-achieving and/or showing high risk behaviours and conduct.

We’d also like you to have proven experience of effective teamwork, both as the leader of a team of staff and as part of a team, and have a track record of leading and managing change. You will be qualified to work for awarding bodies (EV’s), Ofsted, QAA and the like, and have a record of effective partnership working with other organisations including schools, universities, other colleges and employers.

Subject to a cost of living review from 1 August, the successful candidate will be eligible for any subsequent increase in salary.

Closing date for the return of completed applications is 28th May 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 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.

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.

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.


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