Orchard Hill

Standards and Quality Support Lead, Orchard Hill College

Please note this vacancy application date has now passed

Contract:   Fixed term from September 2024 – April 2025 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Quality and Standards Lead to join our college. At Orchard Hill College we support students with a range of Special Educational Needs to build their futures and secure life changing outcomes. As Quality and Standards Lead you will work under the supervision of the Deputy Principal to promote high quality teaching and learning, and to ensure integrated services is fully embedded into the curriculum.

What’s in it for you? Why Should You Apply?    

  • You want to make a difference in the lives of our students and their families.    
  • You want to work in an Ofsted Outstanding specialist College.   
  • You want to work with a diverse and inspiring student population.   
  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team.   
  • You have a strong commitment to student and staff well-being and want to work in an organisation with the same strong values.   
  • You can receive support from peers at other College centres, combined with Supportive Line Management from the College Principal and Deputy Principal.     

What we look for in our staff?  

  • You will be an exceptional classroom practitioner who is able to develop staff through coaching, mentoring and modelling good practice.    
  • You will be reflective and progressive, ensuring your practice and subject knowledge remains up to date.   
  • You are aspirational for yourself, your team, and the students you support.    
  • You are the kind of leader who is responsive to student and staff needs and relishes the opportunity to build on and improve what is already in place     
  • You will be somebody who can develop networks and build relationships across new and existing stakeholder groups.   
  • You are a positive role model who excites and motivates your team.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for. 

Orchard Hill College is an Outstanding Specialist College (Ofsted, November 2019) offering life-changing learning opportunities to young people and adults with a range of special education needs and/or disabilities. We have nine vibrant community-based College Centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of over 400 students. 

The College is also an Academy sponsor and established Orchard Hill College Academy Trust in 2013 which is home to 14 special schools. Together Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust provide for over 1500 pupils and students with SEN across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://orchardhill.ac.uk/ 

To apply for this role, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal. If you have any queries, please contact jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role. 

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered. 

Closing date: 9am 14th June 2024 

Interviews will take place on: 21st June 2024

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.