Please note we will shortlist and interview as we receive applications and reserve the right to close this advert early if we find the right candidate.
Do you want to work for a dynamic and growing organisation? The Hadlow Group provides excellence in education through its Colleges in Kent; Hadlow College, West Kent College and Ashford College, and offers a range of further and higher education and professional courses in land based and general subjects.
About the role
We are seeking an outstanding classroom practitioner who can demonstrate inspirational teaching, learning and assessment leading to successful outcomes for learners.
You may be an existing teacher working in another subject area or within a primary setting who thinks they can take on the challenge of delivering GCSE and Functional maths in an engaging, innovative and individualised way. Alternatively, you might be a graduate looking for their first step into teaching. Or you could be a skilled and experienced maths teacher who enjoys working collaboratively and imaginatively with students to enable them to be successful. Whoever you are you will need to be prepared to work in a creative manner to devise lessons that support our learners to acquire and develop the mathematical skills needed to achieve in GCSEs and Functional Skills. You will be a calm and consistent person who enjoys working with learners who have yet to achieve in Mathematics. You will have the capacity to develop a range of strategies and resources to enable these learners to work with independence and take responsibility for their own learning. Importantly, you will create a culture of fun, enjoyment and discovery in your classroom.
The post involves teaching on a range of maths courses. You would deliver GCSE Maths to a variety of students, from retake classes to adult classes and some functional skills maths as part of a progression to GCSE course. You would also be expected to liaise with staff across the department to ensure parity of provision across the college. You will be required to have a Cert Ed or PGCE teaching qualification or a willingness to work towards one alongside appropriate qualifications that demonstrate the required mathematical knowledge and skills to support our learners.
Working with us
The College offers many benefits including access to competitive local government pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, access to a free on-site gym, free parking and a salary sacrifice Childcare Voucher scheme.
West Kent and Ashford College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our users and expects all staff to share this commitment, in order for all to achieve their full potential. Successful applicants will be required to undertake satisfactory pre-employment checks including a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK. Where applicable a prohibition check will be carried out.
To apply for this job, please complete an application form found on the College website.
You are required to complete an application form as we do not accept CVs.
Please return completed application forms to the HR email address on the website.
Due to the volume of applications we receive it is impossible to inform all applicants if they have been short listed: therefore if you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date you can assume that you have not been successful.
West Kent College is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
Financial Support to Obtain a Teaching Qualification
West Kent and Ashford College recognises talent and wants to encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.
If you have been working in industry, you may have just the skills, experience and expertise we are looking for to teach the next generation. As such, we want to help you develop your teaching career and will support you in doing so.
We want to ensure the best quality of teaching for our students and we expect all unqualified Lecturers and Assessor to complete a Diploma in Education and Teaching (DET) (or equivalent) and we ask that new staff enrol on the first available course.
As well as offering excellent training facilities, the College will support you with a reduced teaching commitment in your first year, generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. On top of this, the College offers financial support when you complete Initial Teacher Training course via West Kent and Ashford College. You will receive £600 at the end of your first year of employment at the College as a fully qualified teacher and £750 at the end of the second year of employment.
Ashford College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.