Group Head of CPD and Career Pathways

London South East Colleges
Greater London,UK
31 Mar 2021 08:57
30 Apr 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Head of
Careers Advice
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Group Head of CPD and Career Pathways

Secondment - required as soon as possible until 31 st December 2021 in the first instance

2 x 0.5 FTE (job share)

London South East Education Group operates eight schools split across three hubs and a large, multi-site FE/HE college who are supported by a strong central team.

The Group is developing a central team focused on the quality of education, the training and development of staff and bringing together the best practice in safeguarding students. This is an exciting time in the Group's development to be part of the leadership and management of central functions which all jointly contribute to driving up standards and creating the highest calibre of resource in our staff teams.

Applications are invited for an experienced senior leader from the wider organisation to lead the development of the CPD Hub in conjunction with the Group Executive Director of Education, Standards and Safeguarding. We are seeking an experienced senior leader from either a college or school background who is committed to the on-going professional development of staff within the context of our core business: securing best outcomes for our learners. Knowledge of teacher training, leadership qualifications and career pathways for staff at all levels, from support staff to senior leaders, as part of the overall school improvement strategy is essential as is the commitment to staff retention through the development of training in line with opportunities within the college, schools and beyond. We are also seeking candidates with knowledge and / or interest in wider CPD for business support staff and developing this as an integral part of the offer to ensure training supports career pathways for staff throughout the organisation. This post supports our commitment to talent management and succession planning through investment in our own staff to create a skilled, expert workforce.

Our culture is embedded in values associated with lifelong learning. We want to secure and develop our workforce to ensure they are able to provide the best educational experience to all learners. Inclusion in the widest sense means that an interest and background in SEND, the wider curriculum offer and school to school support would be desirable attributes for this post. It is essential that the post holder is able to work pro-actively to develop a schedule of CPD across the Group in conjunction with leaders in all of our schools and colleges in order to harness the expertise and focus areas across several sites and staff teams, all collectively being brought together as part of the sharing of outstanding practice and ambition for our schools and college to be outstanding in their fields.

For further information please contact HR or for an informal discussion, please contact Jo Southby (Group Executive Director of Education, Standards and Safeguarding) via her PA, Lexi Devincenzi-Hume (

As the College supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Accordingly, most staff will be subject to an 'Enhanced' DBS (formerly CRB) check.

his post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

The Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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