Subject Leader English

£38,805- £42,105 (incl. LWA) per annum
36 hours per week
Closing date:
17 Aug 2020

Morley College London aims to have a workforce that is as reflective of the diverse population that it serves. The College particularly encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities and disabled people who are currently under-represented within the College at this level.

Established in 1889, and with our roots stretching back even further, Morley College London is one of the country's oldest and largest specialist providers of adult education. At Morley College London, we provide long-term, sustainable and affordable programmes of lifelong learning across three centres – North Kensington, Chelsea and Waterloo – including 16-19 provision at North Kensington and Chelsea.

As one of only nine Specialist Designated Institutions (SDIs) in the UK, we serve more than 17,000 students through a coherent, student-centred course offer, underpinned by our mission to empower individuals and strengthen communities through education in Arts, Culture and Applied Sciences. Whether studying for personal development and well-being, to gain essential skills (English, Maths, IT), to access higher education, or for career development or change, our vision is for ambitions to be inspired and achieved through learning.

Following Morley College’s merger with Kensington and Chelsea College in February 2020, the College has restructured its curriculum to facilitate its ambitious plan for development and growth, with the aim of the North Kensington Centre becoming a hub for transformative education opportunities that serves the needs of a richly diverse community.

The College is now looking to appoint a subject leader for English who will be responsible for the operational management of the subject area. This includes the leadership and co-ordination of accredited and non-accredited courses across all levels of provision, the advising of students, quality assurance, and the management of tutors and other departmental resources. The post holder will be responsible for leading the subject area’s curriculum development, with new programme/course development and approval by the awarding organisation.

The successful candidate will also support the Head of Curriculum in providing strategic leadership and management to the subject area in line with the College strategic priorities and will contribute to cross-college initiatives to support whole College development. He/she will contribute to the teaching of programmes/courses within the subject area, with the hours to be taught reviewed on an annual basis by the Head of Curriculum as required by the college-wide curriculum plan.

With solid experience of teaching a relevant subject the range of ability levels in an FE, AE, HE or community education environment at good or outstanding level and experience of effectively managing a team of academic staff; you will the ability to deliver quality improvement and an excellent learner experience to achieve positive impact on student achievement.

 Closing date: 9am Monday 17th August 2020

Shortlisting date: Thursday 20th August 2020

Interview date: Thursday 20th August 2020

Please download the Job Description & Specification: JD Subject Leader English 101

Please download North Kensington Centre Candidate Briefing: The North Kensington Centre Candidate Briefing

For an Application Pack please apply online at or email

The College aims to reflect the diverse community it serves and welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds, but particularly from BAME applicants who are underrepresented at this level of the organisation.  

The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender reassignment, disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, age, religion or belief, and/or sexual orientation and is committed to making reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities. 

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and children’s barred list check