Business Unit:
Dover Technical College
Location:
Dover
Salary Details:
From £38,912 up to £40,989 (FTE) per annum
Hours Per Week:
18.5
Weeks Per Year:
52
Annual Leave:
You will be expected to work 194 days during the academic year (pro rata for part time staff)
Proposed Interview Date:
w/c 03/06/2024
Advertising End Date:
26/05/2024

About The Role

**Please note this is a part time vacancy of 18.5 hours per week with a pro rata salary of £19,456 per annum**

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at East Kent Colleges Group for a Programme Director (aka Course Leaders) of Access to Higher Education at EKC Dover College . As a Programme Director, you will be predominantly teaching, with the expectation to support development of the curriculum area and develop a centre of excellence.  Higher Education is an expanding field, and we are in search of an individual eager to advance and evolve within it.

 

You will be teaching and supporting adult learners and assessing their coursework, enabling every student to achieve to the best of their abilities. 


Applicants wishing to be considered for Programme Director responsibilities must be a qualified teacher/lecturer with at least one year's teaching experience post achievement of the teaching qualification.  

As a Programme Director at EKC Group you will plan a highly relevant and distinctive curriculum to meet the local/regional skills requirements, and the needs of the student, in liaison with the Department leadership team to support outstanding progression for students.

 

Your role responsibilities will also include leading and coordinating the delivery team so all students receive up-to-date course information through pre-course / programme events and start of course / programme activities to facilitate student understanding of the objectives of the course / programme, assessment schedules and requirements in line with awarding body criteria, including the course / programme handbook.

Working as a Programme Director at EKC Group is an extremely rewarding role with excellent benefits

  • Genuine rewarding role
  • Competitive holiday entitlement
  • Store, retail and gym discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Free on site parking
  • Opportunity to progress, train and develop
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Laptop provided to every staff member 

About You

You will be highly organised, creative and be able to plan and teach engaging and innovative lessons with demonstrated interpersonal skills. Assessing and tracking student progress to further plan intervention will be a vital part of the role and ensuring all students develop the skills they need to succeed. Access students progress to Higher Education, so the ideal applicant should have an understanding of this sector and the admissions process through UCAS. 

You will be passionate about making a difference to the future careers of our students, providing academic leadership and guidance in this area and managing the curriculum delivery and accreditation. On this highly successful provision, we deliver lessons in Biology, Sociology and Humanities subjects. Teaching experience is essential and strong leadership skills and relevant vocational experience are desirable for the successful candidate to lead this outstanding provision effectively. 

This is the ideal opportunity for a proven teacher or lecturer to progress their career to the next stage as you will oversee the curriculum provision from the beginning, building relationships with key stakeholders as well as delivering high quality teaching, learning and assessment. It will be a requirement to have two years of teaching experience and qualified teacher status or a relevant teaching qualification for this position. 
 
Please note that there are two salary scale points for our Programme Director positions. All candidates will start at the introductory salary scale point unless certain criteria are met. Employees can move up the salary scale once you have worked as a Programme Director for our group for one entire academic year, subject to approval. Therefore, internal applicants may qualify for the higher salary scale, although should seek clarification.

About Us

Outstanding Ofsted Provider

East Kent Colleges Group is an Ofsted Outstanding rated provider. It is proud to be the first General Further Education college organisation in the country to have received the Outstanding grade against each of the strands under the new Ofsted inspection framework. An inclusive provider, our colleagues place our students and the communities we serve at the heart of everything they do across EKC Group and this is illustrated in our ‘Strong’ skills grading by Ofsted.

Commitment to Safeguarding

EKC Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we ensure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities for upholding these principles. The Group’s designation as a ‘designated establishment’ means that all posts within EKC Group are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. We therefore have an obligation to carry out robust checks to ensure that staff are suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults; applicants are therefore advised that appropriate safeguarding checks (including an enhanced DBS check) will be undertaken on all successful applicants; job offers will be made on the basis of satisfactory DBS and other checks, including the receipt of two references. If you are successful in obtaining an interview, your suitability to work with children and vulnerable adults will be explored as part of the interview process. Applicants should note that it is a criminal offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. All applicants are required to complete and submit a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Commitment to Equal Opportunities

EKC Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of our communities. We are particularly keen to increase the diversity of our staff body and encourage applications from candidates where there is underrepresentation in our workforce. We are proud to hold the Positive About Disability Award; this confirms our commitment to interviewing all applicants who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria outlined in the person specification. Similarly, our commitment to Care Leavers means that we will interview applicants who meet the minimum criteria and who have declared on their application that they are a Care Leaver.

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

We do not engage with agencies for permanent staff and have an in-house recruitment team.

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