Head of Essential Skills (Waterloo Centre)

Hours: 36 hours per week.

About Morley College London

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. 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.

As one of only nine Specialist Designated Institutions (SDIs) in the UK, we serve more than 17,000 students through a coherent, student-centred course offer, underpinned by our mission to empower individuals and strengthen communities through education in Arts, Culture and Applied Sciences. Whether studying for personal development and well-being, to gain essential skills (English, Maths, IT), to access higher education, or for career development or change, our vision is for ambitions to be inspired and achieved through learning.

Following Morley College’s merger with Kensington and Chelsea College in February 2020, the College is reshaping its curriculum and professional service teams to facilitate an ambitious plan for development and growth. As the UK looks to a post-COVID recovery, Morley College London is more determined than ever before to support Londoners to learn, and so we’re looking for applications from talented individuals with commitment and enthusiasm.

About the role

The Head of Essential Skills is a permanent position, which will provide individual leadership and management of the subject areas within Essential Skills to ensure consistent and high quality curriculum delivery at the Waterloo Centre and in line with the overall College strategy for essential skills. S/he will promote high student achievement, progression and satisfaction for adult on both accredited and non-accredited provision.

The post holder will review and develop the Essential Skills curriculum in the Centre to support the College’s response to national priorities for adult learning, drawing upon the support and knowledge of the Centre Principal and other staff within the area and external stakeholders as appropriate.

The post holder will Ensure College students within the subject area are provided with an excellent student experience by raising the standards of learning, teaching and assessment, retention, achievement, participation and attendance rates for both adult students and those on 16-19 study programmes.

The post holder will offer clear academic leadership to all staff involved with the subject area and deploy and organise the team in a way that makes the most effective and efficient use of all team members.

The Head of Essential Skills will have some teaching duties and line manage the Subject Leaders in English, Maths and Digital and ESOL.

Closing date:     9am, Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Please download the Job Description attached.

Morley College London is an Equal Opportunities employer. The College aims to reflect the diverse community it serves and welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds.

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

Please apply via the link