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Team Leader – Commercial Industries & Access School

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • Salary: £44,146.00 - £48,387.00 Year
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere
  • £44,146.00 - £48,387.00 Year
  • Salary: £44,146.00 - £48,387.00 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 Team Leader will be responsible for curriculum standards and outcomes for a number of programmes across the School, specifically in the curriculum area of Early Years (including Special Educational Needs), part time Adult Health programmes and Access to HE.

Monitoring academic staff across the School and conducting appraisals, you’ll ensure the quality of teaching being delivered to students and that programmes meet the needs, standards and requirements of all partners, including awarding bodies, employers and higher education institutions. The Team Leader will also have the role of Safeguarding Officer across the School.

We’re looking for someone who holds a degree or relevant professional qualification in a relevant subject area and who has excellent teaching skills in at least one of the following curriculum areas; Adult Heath & Social Care, Early Years and Special Educational Needs. You’ll be hardworking and flexible, and have experience of successfully monitoring and supporting ‘at-risk’ learners to achieve or exceed their potential.

We’d also like our Team Leader to have experience of leading / managing FE & HE programmes, and ideally, but not essentially, have experience of managing, supporting, and developing staff.

You’ll have a strong vision for the improvement and development of the curriculum area and have knowledge of impending curriculum changes (HE & FE) and the implications for teaching and learning strategies.

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 27th May 2024

The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 40 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.

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.

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.


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