Programme Area Manager - Science and Health

About Morley College London

It's a genuinely exciting time to join our North Kensington Centre for Skills

We have a newly-refurbished Centre providing state-of-the-art classrooms, workshops and studios for our students on a wide variety of provision that ranges from courses for 16-19-year-olds to adult qualifications to short courses in creative areas like jewellery, glass and ceramics. Students and staff also benefit from an excellent performance space, the Morley Heart Gardens, Morley Gallery, Morley Radio studios, and other amazing spaces for learning collaboratively.

At the heart of the North Kensington community, we partner with the Grenfell Community, Portobello Business Centre, the National Theatre, the National Trust, the Natural History Museum and others to ensure we provide collaborative, relevant and useful courses that meet the needs of those around us.

As we scale up our provision to fill our wonderful Centre, we have a range of opportunities available.

As well as joining a creative, innovative leading London College focused on social justice and providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities for all, there are plenty of other rewards for working at Morley College London:

  • Generous annual leave allowance (38 days) plus Bank Holidays
  • Christmas closure period
  • Excellent Local Government  pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Access to an employee retail savings platform, offering significant discounts at most major retailers
  • 100% discount on the cost of undertaking a Morley course of your choice
  • Season ticket loans and cycle-to-work scheme
  • On-site cafeterias
  • A busy events calendar, offering you the chance to attend regular Morley creative exhibitions, student awards, dances, concerts and more
  • A lovely work environment, surrounded by creative arts, music and friendly, helpful colleagues

About the Role

It’s an exciting time to join Morley College as we are looking for Programme Area Manager - Science and Health.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership and co-ordination of accredited and non-accredited courses across all levels of provision, advising the students, quality assurance, and the management of lecturers and other departmental resources. You will also be responsible for leading the programme area’s curriculum development, with new course development and approval by the awarding organisation. As well as developing a very successful suite of science-related Access to HE Diplomas to promote student progression to higher education.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Relevant science qualification at degree level or above
  • DTLLS /PGCE / Cert Ed/ Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training or equivalent.
  • Enthusiasm for the subject taught with up-to-date subject knowledge and understanding of relevant pedagogical development in the teaching of STEM subjects.
  • Proven experience in leading BTEC, GCSE, Access to HE and HE programmes.
  • A good understanding of quality assurance, current quality frameworks and commitment to customer care, with the ability to deliver quality improvement and an excellent learner experience.
  • Experience in curriculum development with the ability to develop the programme to increase market share.

If you are a highly motivated individual with previous experience working within FE and delivering high-quality teaching and learning on science programmes please apply. We would love you to join the team.

Returning your Application

Completed application forms must be received by 9 am on Monday 8 July 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

Please note that applicants must apply using the application form and CVs will not be considered. We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats from applicants, who, for reasons of disability, may find it difficult to fill in our standard form. Please contact the People Operations team by e-mail at or telephone 020 7450 1811 for further details.

The safety and welfare of our learners and staff is extremely important to us and this is why we pride ourselves on our safeguarding procedures. As part of our commitment to safeguarding, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and Social Media background checks.

If applicable - Please note, it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activities relevant to children.

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.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.