It’s an exciting time to join our team as Head of Adult and Community Learning.
The Windsor Forest Colleges Group are a leading education provider in the South-East. Formed through a partnership between East Berkshire College and Strode’s College, we employ over 600 professional and dedicated staff. We have three main colleges with exceptional facilities, conveniently located in Langley, Windsor and Egham, close to public transport and motorway links.
Our mission is to inspire ambition and make a positive difference to lives through learning. We are keen to recruit talented individuals who are passionate about helping us to deliver the highest standards of education and training to local people, communities and businesses. In return, we offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, where everyone’s skills and ideas are valued and respected.
The Role and You
This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative and ambitious individual to join our team at the WFCG to help develop and drive Adult and Community learning at Strode’s and Windsor.
We welcome applications from outstanding managers and teachers with the experience or potential to lead and inspire both staff and students in these areas.
You will lead our strong Adult and Community Learning provision including ESOL across the two colleges. In addition, you will have the opportunity to shape provision and strategy for this important area of our curriculum, contributing to all aspects of quality and planning for growth and development.
We are looking for a talented leader who cares about teaching and the difference it makes to people’s lives and can value, support and develop our teachers to be outstanding.
Please not this role is based across our Strode’s and Windsor campuses.
Salary: Up to £43,624 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Our staff benefit from:
- Excellent work/life balance with generous leave entitlement - Heads of Department work 200 days a year with up to 52 non-working days plus bank holidays.
- Excellent career progression opportunities for ambitious staff
- Subsidised professional qualifications
- Access to excellent defined benefit pension schemes
- Free on-site parking at all sites
- Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans
- Family friendly policies to support Work Life Balance
- NUS cards offering a wide range of discounts
- Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling and discounted hair and beauty treatments at The Salon at our Langley College site
Closing Date: 9.00 am on Monday 19th October 2020*
Interview Date: Thursday 22nd October 2020
To apply please visit our careers page and complete the online application form.
Please ensure you pay particular attention to the supporting statement of the online application form making sure to include details of how you meet each of the essential criteria listed on the person specification.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
*Applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview and appoint at that point. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.
Strode's College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.