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Head of Art and Design

Department:  Visual Arts
Salary:  £44,494 to £51,570 per annum
Grade:  Head of Department
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Working Hours:  37 hours per week
Closing Date:  11:59pm on Wednesday 29 November 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  RHACC078-23-R

Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College is an adult learning provider with a vibrant and wide-ranging offer of courses for adults of all ages and abilities, enabling them to participate in learning for work, life and improve their wellbeing.  We have two sites, one in Richmond, and one in Surbiton, with exceptional newly built facilities for art and design and performing arts at the Richmond site.

RHACC is seeking an experienced and passionate individual to join our team as the Head of Art and Design. In this key leadership role, you will be responsible for ensuring the curriculum meets the needs of adult learners of all abilities and backgrounds, enabling them to achieve their work and wellbeing goals. You will also oversee the implementation of appropriate support systems to help learners reach their full potential and ensure the highest standards of teaching, learning, and assessment.

About you:

Reporting to the Director of Teaching and Learning you will be part of the team managing the Art and Design provision.  You will provide supportive line management to established and variable-hours teachers delivering accredited and non-accredited Art and Design provision for adults from complete beginners to more advanced artists.  You will also manage a Programme Manager and Art Technical Team Leader. You will develop an engaging curriculum offer which meets the needs and interests of our adult learning communities.

You will work as part of the management team to achieve high standards in teaching, learning and assessment, and high levels of customer satisfaction.

You will ensure that quality targets are achieved, and that the curriculum is delivered as efficiently as possible. You will teach an agreed number of hours annually and provide a role model of teaching excellence.

Candidates should have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification and a teaching qualification, and it would be desirable to have both management and teaching experience in this curriculum area.   A strong preference will be given to candidates with a breadth of curriculum management experience, and partnership work.

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We are delighted to be able to recruit for wonderful opportunity to join our team for the above position. RHACC is just one of nine dedicated adult and community colleges in the UK, placing us in a unique segment of the education sector. RHACC was established in 2017 but has roots dating back to 1895, with an emphasis on providing our expertise in learning for wellbeing, skills for life and career development to disadvantaged women, people who have a disability and adults in need of improved wellbeing and career development.

This is an exciting opportunity where continued development opportunities are always available. We also offer a large number of benefits such as:

  • Pensions
  • UniDays
  • Teacher Perks
  • Carparking
  • Counselling
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Colleges Health Trust 
  • Costco
  • Education
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Discounted Software
  • Discounted Room Hire 
  • Discounted Gym Membership

Our Commitment Toward Equality and Diversity

We are strongly committed to ensure a diverse workforce from all backgrounds, culture, and protected characteristics. We believe that this is what helps our entrepreneurial and innovative approach that creates an inclusive College that generates great service and pride in what we do.

We would encourage applicants to apply for the position that they have suitable skills for, and we actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for those applicants that meet the minimal requirements of the vacancy.

Safer Recruitment Commitment

As an education provider, we are committed to our statutory and moral duties in safeguarding our learners. This commitment extends to all applications to work with us, including those that supply to us. All individuals will be required to successfully complete the safer recruitment checks which includes:

  • Enhanced DBS Checks, including barred lists
  • Overseas checks
  • Obtaining two professional references (one has to be most recent employer)
  • Confirmation of qualifications


Join our team and start a career where YOU matter!



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