Head of Essential Skills

North Kensington Centre for Community Learning, Applied Science, Health, Business & IT

Salary: £43,276 - £46,987 per annum
Hours: Full time / 36 hours per week
Location: North Kensington Centre
Closing date: 9.00am 5 October 2020

Morley College London aims to have a workforce that is as reflective of the diverse population that it serves. The College particularly encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities and disabled people who are currently under-represented within the College at this level

Established in 1889, and with our roots stretching back even further, Morley College London is one of the country's oldest and largest specialist providers of adult education. At Morley College London, we provide long-term, sustainable and affordable programmes of lifelong learning across three centres – North Kensington, Chelsea and Waterloo – including 16-19 provision at North Kensington and Chelsea. 

Following Morley College’s merger with Kensington and Chelsea College in February 2020, the College has restructured its curriculum to facilitate its ambitious plan for development and growth, with aim of the Chelsea Centre becoming a leading institution for Creative Industries and creative learning as well as addressing the essential skills needs of the local community.

The North Kensington Centre is about to undergo a significant renovation due for a relaunch in September 2022, with a focus upon Applied Science, Health, Education, Business, IT and Community Learning. The centre will continue to operate in the intervening period in its current form predominantly with an adult focus with growth plans for 16-18 curriculum now underway.

The College is now looking to appoint a Head of Essential Skills, to provide leadership for the Centres and management of the subject areas within Essential Skills.  You will be part of a new leadership team in developing the strategic direction for each centre working collaboratively with Heads of Curriculum to develop a innovative whole centre curriculum offer and provide outstanding opportunities for Essential Skills for our community.

You will promote high student achievement, progression and satisfaction for both adult students and those on 16-19 study programmes and line manage the Subject Leaders in English, Maths & ICT and ESOL.

With a substantial academic background in Essential Skills with an excellent understanding of the diverse needs of adult and 16-18 year old learners and the ability to respond to those needs to support progress, you will have experience of successfully leading and managing a team of teaching staff to raise standards and achievement.

Closing date for applications:  9am Monday 5 October 2020

Shortlisting Date: PM Monday 5 October 2020

Interview Date: Monday 12 October 2020

Please download the Job Description & Specification: 

Please apply online by follow the apply link , telephone 020 7450 1895 or e-mail recruitment@morleycollege.ac.uk.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and children’s barred list check