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Deputy Head of School – Art & Design

Reference: e54f7cc1-e72f-4889-8aa6-b5caa14595c7
Employer: Kingston College
Location: Kingston Upon Thames
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

The Creative Industries School at Kingston College are now seeking a Deputy Head of School – Art & Design.

As Deputy Head of School, you will combine leadership and management of several curriculum areas with being a member of the management team within the School and a wider operational role for the College. You will be responsible for the effective management of Art & Design delivery, including oversight of recruitment, enrolment, retention, attendance, achievement and liaise with the Head of School linked to budgeting, performance, and partnership management.

You will provide innovative strategic leadership, operational delivery and direction to the planning and development of provision of a high standard that meets the needs of various funding bodies. The Deputy Head of School will ensure that the curriculum is flexible, agile and responsive to learners’ needs by being well informed of local and regional skills, employment priorities and national policies. You will further ensure that monitoring of information on standards and the quality of provision is reviewed and acted upon to eliminate the risk of non-compliance with statutory timescales and requirements.

We’d like our Deputy Head of School to hold relevant professional qualifications, including a degree or equivalent professional qualification in an area relevant to the work of this Section – Art & Design. You’ll have a track record of successfully leading and managing a large team of staff (teachers, technicians and other support staff) and have excellent appraisal and training skills, coupled with clear experience of dealing effectively with issues through relevant HR processes.

You will also have excellent knowledge of Government policy and a strong awareness of future developments that influence the curriculum, in particular the needs of the local and regional economy. You should have excellent understanding of the work of Ofsted, OfS and other similar regulators, including awarding bodies, and have a strong record of identifying interventions for improvements and executing these effectively.

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 14th May 2024

The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 37 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.

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.

When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.

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