Head of College

(£83,341 - £91,697 per annum, Leadership Group L30 – L34)
Location: Across all Colleges Hours: Full time

Closing Date: 10/10/2018

Job Description

You will be responsible for Strategic leadership and management, optimisation of the contribution of all staff to ensure excellent quality of education and learning to improve outcomes and promote well being.

You will also be responsible for Planning, managing and monitoring the curriculum within the agreed budget, setting appropriate priorities for expenditure, allocating funds and ensuring effective administration and control.

Please click here to view the full Applicant Information Pack – Orchard Hill College applicant information pack_Head of College ES

Person Specification

You will have significant experience as a senior leader in one or more settings, especially specialist settings. Proven ability to lead on and model exemplary teaching practice and develop high quality coaching and training across a multi-site provision is desired.  Evidence of leadership in taking a corporate approach to quality improvement will be expected and a Comprehensive and up to date knowledge of current statutory and compliance matters and regional and local landscapes, policy and legislation.

Further Information

Orchard Hill is an Outstanding College (Ofsted 2013), offering life-changing learning opportunities for students over 16 years old with a wide range of special needs.

We have seven vibrant College Centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of our students.

Application Guidance

Please send your completed application form to

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 10th October 2018

Selection process and Interview: w/c 16th October 2018

This 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.

As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

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