Morley College London aims to have a workforce that is as reflective of the diverse population that it serves. The College particularly encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities and disabled people who are currently under-represented within the College at this level
Established in 1889, and with our roots stretching back even further, Morley College London is one of the country's oldest and largest specialist providers of adult education. At Morley College London, we provide long-term, sustainable and affordable programmes of lifelong learning across three centres – North Kensington, Chelsea and Waterloo – including 16-19 provision at North Kensington and Chelsea.
Following Morley College’s merger with Kensington and Chelsea College in February 2020, the College has restructured its curriculum to facilitate its ambitious plan for development and growth, with aim of the Chelsea Centre becoming a leading institution for Creative Industries and creative learning as well as addressing the essential skills needs of the local community.
The North Kensington Centre is about to undergo a significant renovation due for a relaunch in September 2022, with a focus upon Applied Science, Health, Education, Business, IT and Community Learning. The centre will continue to operate in the intervening period in its current form predominantly with an adult focus with growth plans for 16-18 curriculum now underway.
The College is now looking to appoint two Head of Essential Skills, one for each Centre, to provide leadership for the Centres and management of the subject areas within Essential Skills. You will be part of a new leadership team in developing the strategic direction for each centre working collaboratively with Heads of Curriculum to develop a innovative whole centre curriculum offer and provide outstanding opportunities for Essential Skills for our community.
You will promote high student achievement, progression and satisfaction for both adult students and those on 16-19 study programmes and line manage the Subject Leaders in English, Maths & ICT and ESOL.
With a substantial academic background in Essential Skills with an excellent understanding of the diverse needs of adult and 16-18 year old learners and the ability to respond to those needs to support progress, you will have experience of successfully leading and managing a team of teaching staff to raise standards and achievement.
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 5 October 2020
Shortlisting Date: PM Monday 5 October 2020
Interview Date: Monday 12 October 2020
Morley College London 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.