Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Kingston upon Thames


Kingston College, part of the South Thames College Group, are now looking to appoint a Head of Employability to take responsibility for the overall development of employer engagement activities across the colleges and ensuring all students undertake an appropriate and relevant period of work experience / placement. The Head of Employability will also have responsibility for the development and implementation of a range of key activities to ensure all students have the opportunity to develop their employability skills and knowledge.

With a Degree or appropriate professional qualification, the successful candidate will have experience of Work Based learning provision and have a proven track record of managing a team. With a good understanding of the process of curriculum development, accreditation and validation, you will have significant experience of working with a range of employers and clear success of employer engagement activities.

Comfortable obtaining new business, you will have sound knowledge of the curriculum offered in the college and a firm grasp of current and impending changes to the curriculum. You will have experience of managing a range of employability activities, have a track record of making sustained improvements and be competent when it comes to arranging high quality events and/or programmes such as; coordinating employability weeks, producing Schemes of Work, Lesson Plans and Resources to support learning.

Closing date for the return of an online application form is Wednesday 1st January 2020.

South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

The benefits package includes generous annual leave, pension scheme, subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training.

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.

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