Head of Employability Courses

(HoLC Grade, SP 19 – 29, £44,826 - £57,228 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance )
Location: The postholder will need to work flexibly across the Orchard Hill College centres, as required Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, All year round

Closing Date: 08/07/2019

Job Description

Orchard Hill College is a National Specialist College for adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It is a unique and rewarding place to work and has both a broad range of learners and a dynamic and supportive staff team. We treat our students with the dignity and respect they deserve and provide them with more opportunities than ever before to be part of the local community. We operate out of centres in Carshalton, New Malden, Wandsworth, Camberwell Green and Uxbridge and were graded by Ofsted as Grade 1 (Outstanding) in December 2013.

Orchard Hill College is a dynamic, forward looking organisation. We provide a wide range of quality full-time and part-time courses for young people and adults with learning difficulties and/or barriers to learning. Employability course currently take place in Camberwell, Carshalton and Kingston.

We are looking for a bright, diligent and enthusiastic Head of Employability Courses to manage a staff team that work across different college centre locations.

Please click here to view full Job Description and Person SpecificationsHead of Employability Courses JD & PS – June 19 Head of Employability Courses JD & PS – June 19

Person Specification

Within this role you will be responsible for the strategic and professional leadership of the service, ensuring that strategies are in place to deliver the best employment outcomes for our students. You will also support the ongoing development and the implementation of our work placement strategy so that the highest impact and best employment outcomes are achieved for our students. You will need to provide leadership, develop courses and allocate resources, in line with the College statement of intent and core principles.

You will work under the direction of the Assistant Head of College to lead the staff team in the provision of high quality education within the remit of the policies adopted by governors.

You will need Qualified Teacher Status in Lifelong Learning, good/outstanding experience of teaching students with learning disabilities, and successful management experience.

Further Information

You are welcome to visit the College prior to making an application for employment, if you wish.

Application Guidance

To apply for this role please download an application form and send your completed application form to

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 8th July 2019


Orchard Hill 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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