Deputy Head of Department - Creative, Digital & Innovation

  • Job Reference: 2991
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2024
  • Recruiter: East Kent Colleges Group
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Salary: £44,427
  • Sector: Education & Childcare
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About The Role

Are you passionate about shaping the future of digital innovation?

Do you have the vision to lead and inspire the next generation of tech-savvy professionals?

If so, we invite you to become part of our vibrant community at Ashford College (EKC Group) as the Deputy Head of Creative, Digital & Innovation.  

As Deputy Head you will be responsible for improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in our Computing and Business courses, monitoring key performance indicators and instigating swift and effective intervention.  

You will be at the forefront of driving our computing curriculum and fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, and innovation. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead a talented team of educators, guiding them to deliver cutting-edge programs that reflect the latest industry trends.
  • Develop and implement a forward-thinking curriculum that encompasses digital and design processes, preparing students for careers in tech companies.
  • Collaborate with industry partners to ensure our courses remain relevant and impactful, providing students with real-world experience and opportunities.
  • Inspire and mentor students, nurturing their passion for computing and empowering them to reach their full potential.Promote a learning environment that encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative exploration.

You will also scrutinise and analyse data relating to the department, including retention, achievement, attendance and student satisfaction, on order to implement timely and effective measures to bring about improvement.

Benefits: We focus on our employees development and wellbeing. Here are just some of the benefits when working for the EKC Group. See more Here

  • Competitive salary and holiday entitlement (38 days annual leave FTE per annum)  
  • A focus on all staffs Continual Professional Development 
  • Generous teaching pension scheme (26% employer contribution)
  • Time off for your child's first day at school, moving home and interviews
  • Access to 100's of online discounts via our Rewards Scheme (Inc. Restaurant, Grocery, Retail, Gym, Holidays)
  • Access to cycle to work, car leasing and tech purchasing schemes
  • A company with an Eco-Sustainability focus of being Net-Zero
  • My 10 Days initiative - bid for up-to 10 days off to pursue voluntary work
  • Be part of Community Days and Annual Staff Celebration Day

About You

We are seeking to appoint a highly organised and enthusiastic individual to work alongside the Head of Department to oversee the delivery of programmes of study and/or courses. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of implementing high standards and improvement within a department.

The ideal candidate should have a background in education, a teaching qualification and, ideally experience of line managing a team or leading a team as the candidate will be responsible for completing staff appraisals, teaching and learning observations and staff one to one meetings and will line manage a team of lecturers and support staff. You will be teaching on our Digital T Level courses, programming and digital project development. 

You will ideally have experience of a further education environment and supporting lecturing staff to deliver high quality teaching to young people. You will be the first point of contact for the programme leaders when the Head of Department is off site.

Please contact the Resourcing Team at if you have any queries about this position.

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