Head of Department - Higher Education, Adult and Professional provision

Maidstone, Kent
£41,544 to £46,593 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
08 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
Job Level
Head of
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

MidKent College is at the heart of the education sector in South East England, and a College which Ofsted recognised as Good for overall effectiveness, in a November 2018 inspection.

As a progressive student-centred College, we are now looking for a Head of Department for the Higher Education, Adult and Professional provision. If you are passionate about education, and can inspire those around you, we'd love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will have a specialism within HE and an in depth knowledge of delivering adult programmes, will manage and motivate staff, driving high quality teaching and learning, managing performance and quality, monitor and be accountable for the delivery of individual, team, department and college MLPs and other college targets and priorities, creating and delivering effective programme timetables, delivering optimum staff utilisation and contribute to business planning and management of department budgets as needed, in order to ensure the effective day to day delivery of high quality, fit for purpose learning programmes.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), with a Teaching Qualification. You will have knowledge of current developments within HE and Curriculum and have experience using data to monitor and improve performance. You will have a proven track record of successful staff management and display commitment to raising the quality of our students experience. You will demonstrate commitment to sustained high quality service delivery, responsibility, initiative and innovation.

Commitment to Safeguarding

We are committed to the safeguarding of all our students and staff. This means everyone who works here is required to actively protect them from preventable harm. Our recruitment and selection process includes background checks which will be undertaken on the successful applicant, including an enhanced DBS, and in your application you are required to demonstrate how you meet the Colleges requirements on safeguarding.

The background checks will be carried-out in accordance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Code of Practice. The DBS helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. We operate in accordance with the DBS Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy. You can access both of these documents at www.midkent.ac.uk/jobs/college-vacancies

Commitment to Equal Opportunities

As a proud user of the disability confident scheme the College is committed to equal opportunities and celebrates the diversity of staff and students. As part of our commitment to the scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

Interviews will be held on 26th July 2019.

We welcome applications from anyone wishing to work flexibly and those considering a return to work from a career break.