Director of STEM

London South East Colleges
Greater London,UK
£54,966 - £65,606 Per Year
21 Nov 2022 06:10
20 Dec 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Director of STEM

Director of STEM (Study Programmes)

Salary range - Scale 49-55 (£54,966 - £65,606) plus excellent pension benefits + generous annual leave

Location/s - Bromley (may on occasions be needed to work at the Holly Hill and Plumstead Campus).

Hours/ work pattern: Full time

The College

London South East Colleges is a successful and innovative College operating with sites across Bromley, Bexley, Orpington and Greenwich. With nearly 14,000 students and 1,000 members of staff, the College is a major employer in the area and makes a significant impact on the lives and future prospects of its learners who travel from across London to study with us. The College is also the sponsor of London South East Academies Trust, a growing Multi Academy which is rapidly developing a track record of academic and financial success. With a combined turnover of circa £65m and the ambitious growth plans of the group, there has never been a better time to join this exciting organisation.

The Role

The college is looking for an Director of STEM (Study Programmes who can provide inspirational leadership in improving teaching, learning and assessment to ensure a high-quality student experience and outstanding outcomes for learners.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Take a strategic lead in the development of STEM curriculum areas across all campuses ensuring that innovative and cost-effective models of delivery are developed and introduced which enable high levels of student success and positive destinations.
  • Contribute to and support the work of the College SLT across all sites of the organisation and drive up professional expectations and standards to delivery an outstanding learner experience.
  • To provide leadership and direction on the management and improvement of the Curriculum Directorate and delivery teams within the designated provision. Develop the work and lead the department to address student learning requirements that underpin excellent teaching, learning, assessment via the effective deployment of an excellent staff team and support framework.
  • To provide oversight, direction and leadership to the management and funding of ALS and high needs in liaison with the Local Authorities.
  • Grow and develop the areas in line with agreed growth targets and within deadlines. Create a curriculum which is matched to local and regional employment needs and has strong and well-established employer and other stakeholder links, coordinating, leading and cooperating with the student experience team

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will hold a Leadership & Management qualification or must have a minimum of 5 yrs managerial experience and must hold a full teaching qualification. To be successful in this role, you'll need to have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to effectively motivate and inspire others. You'll also have exceptional organisational skills combined with good IT knowledge and sound administration skills.

The benefits package includes annual leave of 43 days (excluding bank holidays) plus 3 efficiency closure days during Christmas, up to 2 additional College closure days, and leave for volunteering (pro rata for part time staff). There are excellent pension schemes, including employer contributions (Teachers' Pension Scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme or Nest). Staff also have access to employee assistance programme, free onsite parking, salary sacrifice cycle to work/ bike loan scheme and annual season ticket loan. You will have access to onsite gym at Bromley, discounts in inhouse restaurants and hair and beauty treatments. We are investors in people accredited and committed to professional development of our staff members.

Recognised nationally in 2021 by the TES, as Overall FE Provider of the Year, FE College of the Year ad winning the Contribution to the Local Community award.

If you have any specific enquires about the role, please email us at [email protected]

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, all staff will be subject to an 'Enhanced' DBS (formerly CRB) check, along with a Children's Barred List check if in regulated activity. Any offers of appointment may be withdrawn if these checks prove to be unsatisfactory to the College. Self-disclosure will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you fail to make a full disclosure or provide sight of your DBS certificate then your offer of employment is likely to be withdrawn. The College's DBS policy covers the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available upon request.

In line with KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe Within Education) guidance we conduct social media checks for all candidates whom are shortlisted for roles in order to ascertain their suitability to work with children and young adults.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within London South East Colleges at this level".

Closing date: 12th December 2022 ( If a suitable applicant applies we may close the applications sooner)

Interviews: Week commencing 12th December 2022