Programme Leader for Science and Engineering - London

Southwark, London (Greater)
£34,000 to £38,000 per annum plus bonus
15 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017
Subject Area
Engineering, Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Develop your career with a world-leading global educator

Part of Kaplan International Pathways, a subsidiary of Kaplan Inc., Kaplan International College London is a unique place. Located a stone’s throw from Borough Market and the River Thames, 5 minutes from London Bridge station, our college offers Foundation Certificates and Pre-Masters courses across Business, Law, Social Science, Science and Engineering to international students, wishing to study at undergraduate and postgraduate level at UK universities. Each year, we see students from more than 50 countries develop and flourish academically, before going on to study for degrees at the University of York, University of Birmingham, Cranfield University, Westminster University, City, University of London and Aston University. It’s a challenging path for our students as they adjust socially and academically and it’s a highly rewarding experience for the members of the KICL team who help to make this transformation happen. To get a flavour of the college, please visit our Facebook page

About the Programme Leader role

Following the promotion of our current Programme Leader for Science and Engineering to Academic Director, we are now looking for a talented, passionate Science teacher with the skills to lead our Science and Engineering programme at KICL. As the Programme Leader, you will have overall responsbility for the academic programme from recruiting, training, supporting and inspiring your team of teachers towards classroom excellence through to managing the timetabling and resourcing of the individual modules. Your team is made up of sessional staff who teach part-time and Permanent Tutors who act as Module Coordinators, producing examinations for their respective modules, schemes of work, content for the VLE and contributions for the Programme Handbook.

To ensure that students remain on track to achieve the results of which they are capable, you will need to constantly monitor and interrogate the data gained from on-going formative assessments, be quick to spot problems and then take appropriate corrective action. You will spend considerable time observing your teachers and providing supportive feedback to drive their development and performance in the classroom. At exam time, you will coordinate the timetabling of examinations and oversee the fair marking of papers, ensuring that all papers are double-marked and all assessment processes are run in accordance with our agreed standards.

As a member of the wider college team, you will work collaboratively with colleagues in other areas including the College Services team who look after registration, monitor attendance and run the extracurricular programme. You will benefit from the support of an experienced Academic Director, other Programme Leaders and colleagues at the Centre for Learning, Innovation and Quality, a central team which supports all our 9 colleges across the UK.

Being part of a group of colleges gives you access to a close-knit network of educational professionals working towards the same goals. As part of a global education business, with a presence on more than 20 countries, there are also excellent opportunities for individuals wanting to develop their careers.

About You

We would like to hear from suitably qualified, Science teaching professionals, interested in the field of international education, who may be looking to leave the mainstream secondary or tertiary education sector. You will need to demonstrate excellence in your area of teaching, some previous involvement with curriculum or programme oversight as well as competence in administration and organisation.

Compensation and benefits

  • Basic salary of £34-£38k per annum
  • Pension scheme
  • Healthcare Cash plan
  • Ride2work and childcare voucher schemes
  • Discount scheme ranging from fashion and cars to restaurants

Next steps

If you’d like to have an informal conversation, please call 020 8727 3519 or email

If you’re ready for us to consider your application, please apply with CV and covering letter by 30th September.

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