Company: Mid Kent College
Location: Gillingham



ÂŁ41,544 – ÂŁ46,593 a year

Organisational Information

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 to lead our Building Services (Electrical & Plumbing) division. If you are passionate about education, and can inspire those around you, we’d love to hear from you.

Details of the role

The successful candidate 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 study 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.

Job Requirements

You will have Teaching qualifications – QTLS/QTS status, be educated to Degree level or relevant professional qualification relevant to specialism and have evidence of Continuous Professional Development.

You will have knowledge of current developments within FE, have experience in the use of data to monitor and improve performance, relevant professional/ industrial experience and a proven track record of successful staff management, and experience of delivering and managing apprenticeships. You will also have commitment to raising the quality of student’s experience, demonstrate commitment, responsibility, initiative and innovation whilst maintaining a good knowledge of the latest developments in curriculum. You will show commitment to sustained high quality service delivery.

Interviews will be held on 2nd December 2019 at our Medway Campus in Gillingham.

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

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.

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