Programme Director - Access to HE: Healthcare Professions and Social Sciences

  • Job Reference: 3099
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: East Kent Colleges Group
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Salary: £38,912 to £40,989
  • Sector: Science & Technology, Social Care & Nursing
  • Job Type: Permanent, Term Time
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at East Kent Colleges Group for a Programme Director of Access to HE: Healthcare Professions and Social Sciences at EKC Ashford College. This is predominantly a teaching role, with the expectation to support development of the curriculum area and develop a centre of excellence. Teaching, supporting and assessing students coursework.

Applicants wishing to be considered for Programme Director must be teacher qualified with at least one years' teaching experience post achievement of the teaching qualification. Without these skills candidates may not be considered for this role.

As a Programme Director for the Group you will plan a highly relevant and distinctive curriculum to meet the local/regional skills requirements, and the needs of the student, in liaison with the Department leadership team to support outstanding progression for students. Your role responsibilities will also include leading and coordinating the delivery team so all students receive up-to-date course information through precourse/programme events and start of course/programme activities to facilitate student understanding of the objectives of the course/programme, assessment schedules and requirements in line with awarding body criteria, including the course/programme handbook.

Alongside our priority of excellent student experience, we also focus on our employees. Here are just some of our benefits when working for the East Kent Colleges Group:

  • Competitive salary and holiday entitlement 
  • 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
  • Generous pension scheme - 28% employer contribution
  • Being part of a company with a Eco-Sustainability focus of being Net-Zero
  • Time off for your child's first day at school, moving home and for interviews
  • My 10 Days initiative - bid for up-to 10 days off work to pursue voluntary work
  • Being part of our Community Days and Annual Staff Celebration Day 

About You

You will be highly organised, creative and be able to plan and teach engaging and innovative lessons with demonstrated interpersonal skills. Assessing and tracking student progress, to further plan intervention this will be a vital part of the role and ensuring all students develop the skills they need to succeed.

You will be passionate about making a difference to the future careers of our students, providing academic leadership and guidance in this area and managing the curriculum delivery and accreditation. Teaching and vocational experience is essential and strong leadership skills are desirable. Relevant qualifications that enable the candidate to teach level 3 Psychology,  Sociology and other aspects of Social Sciences are essential, the desirable candidate would also be able to teach Level 3 Biology. 

This is the ideal opportunity for a proven teacher or lecturer to progress their career to the next stage as you will oversee the curriculum provision from the beginning, building relationships with key stakeholders as well as delivering high quality teaching, learning and assessment. It will be a requirement to have two years of teaching experience and qualified teacher status for this position. 
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Please note that there are two salary scale points for our Programme Director positions. All candidates will start at the introductory salary scale point unless certain criteria are met. Employees can move up the salary scale once you have worked as a Programme Director for our group for one entire academic year, subject to approval. Therefore, internal applicants may qualify for the higher salary scale, although should seek clarification.