Business Unit:
Group Services
Salary Details:
£39,171 (FTE) per annum
Hours Per Week:
15
Weeks Per Year:
52
Annual Leave:
29 days (FTE) per annum
Proposed Interview Date:
11/06/2024
Advertising End Date:
04/06/2024

About The Role

**Please note that this role is fixed term until 30th July 2025 for 15 hours per week with a pro rated salary of £15,880.13 per annum.**

We have an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Lead for East Kent Post 16 Education to join the East Kent College Group.

As the Strategic Lead for East Kent Post 16 Education you will be expected to support the work of the East Kent Pathways of all partnerships. You will be working alongside the Deputy CEO. 

Some of your responsibilities will include;

  • researching and reporting on level 2 and below provision gaps
  • collaborating with careers leads and education leaders
  •  liaising with the local authority and P4A Strategic Board as appropriate.
  • keeping up to date with education policy changes
  • supporting the providers in the design of new curriculum and collaborating with them to recruit learners and reduce NEETS

You’ll be joining an organisation that focuses on your development and growth, offering career opportunities throughout our group.

What are some of our benefits?

  • Get access to our rewards discount scheme, including retail, cinema, restaurants, groceries, holidays and electronics
  • Flexible working 
  • Access to cycle to work, car leasing and tech schemes
  • Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme (with 18% employer contribution)
  • My 10 days - bid for up-to 10 days off to pursue voluntary work
  • + many more

About You

You will have the ability to work with high standards of discretion and be able to liaise with staff members of the organisation at all levels and external stakeholders

You will have excellent negotiating and persuasion skills as well as researching and reporting writing skills. 

You will;

  • have excellent presentation and communication skills
  • be highly competent in all Microsoft packages
  • have good ambassadorial skills with the ability to represent the partnership 
    at all levels
  • have the ability to be creative and innovative 
  • be able to juggle and prioritise multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

It is essential that you have Maths and English GCSE grade 4 or above along with a degree or equivalent qualification. You’ll also have a good understanding of Safeguarding and knowledge of the further education environment.

How to Apply?


No need to have an updated CV as we have a quick and easy application form. Simply click apply now and get your application sent over. We contact all our applicants when the advert closes. 

If you have any questions, please let us know by contacting the Resourcing Team at [email protected]

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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