Job Description

  • Job reference: 108DOSS000
  • Job title: Director Of Safeguarding And Student Services
  • Department: Curriculum Support
  • Location: Cross Campus
  • Salary circa: £60,000
  • Job type: Management
  • Closing date: 05/03/2021
  • Closing time: 23:59:00
  • Interviews: 19/03/2021
Organisational Information
MidKent College is at the heart of the education sector in Medway, Maidstone and the surrounding areas, and a College which Ofsted recognised as Good for overall effectiveness, in a November 2018 inspection.

As a progressive student-centred College, we are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our curriculum leadership team to ensure that the achievement and experience of our students is outstanding. If you are passionate about education, its impact on communities and an ambitious senior leader who can inspire those around you, we’d love to hear from you.

Details of the role
The successful candidate will lead, create and sustain outstanding Student Services provision, ensuring that high quality learning takes place for students. This will be through effective monitoring, evaluation and review of effective delivery models that maximise students? success as defined in strategic targets. This includes acting as the leading safeguarding officer for the College.
Job requirements
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, and hold a teaching qualification. You will have experience of effective leadership and management, managing in a Further Education setting, and a commitment to self-development. You will have effective and extensive safeguarding experience, including student discipline and behaviour management.
Commitment to Safeguarding
We are committed to the safeguarding of all our students and staff. This means everyone who works here is required to actively protect them from preventable harm. Our recruitment and selection process includes background checks which will be undertaken on the successful applicant, including an enhanced DBS, and in your application you are required to demonstrate how you meet the Colleges requirements on safeguarding.

The background checks will be carried-out in accordance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Code of Practice. The DBS helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. We operate in accordance with the DBS Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy. You can access both of these documents at

Commitment to Equal Opportunities
As a proud user of the disability confident scheme the College is committed to equal opportunities and celebrates the diversity of staff and students. As part of our commitment to the scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We welcome applications from anyone wishing to work flexibly and those considering a return to work from a career break.

Interviews will be held on 19 March 2021.