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Head of Welfare and Skills

REF:Head of Welfare and Skills
Working hours:Full-time
Salary:£24,098 - £39,329 with Band 4 Responsility Allowance
Opening date:Thursday 3 October 2019
Closing date:5:00pm on Monday 21 October 2019



Thank you for your interest in this post at WQE.


We believe that this is a particularly exciting time to be joining us, offering a real opportunity to make a difference in this thriving and vibrant Sixth Form College. We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work with students; their academic and wider achievements, their learning experiences, the support they receive in their academic progress, their learning environment and their wider experience of College life.


In this context, we are looking to appoint a well-qualified, self-motivated and enthusiastic Head of Welfare and Skills, who will help us provide the best possible learning experiences and outcomes for our students. Following our recent merger of QWE and Regent Road College, it is planned that that this post will operate across both our University Road and Regent Road buildings, located within a 12 minute walk of each other/ 5 minute drive of each other.



The successful candidate will work to provide efficient, responsive and flexile leadership of the College’s welfare and skills function in order to ensure the provision of the best possible experiences and outcomes for students, as well as fostering a culture of continuous improvement. You will also have overall responsibility for systems and processes to ensure appropriate support for students or groups with additional learning support needs, health issues or disabilities, including ensuring there is a robust process for risk assessment for students with individual support needs, so as to promote their safety and welfare.



For our part we shall make every effort to support our new colleagues in making the best of the professional opportunities offered by this post.


This is a full time permanent position commencing January 2019 (earlier if availability allows). The salary will be at a point on the Sixth Form Colleges pay spine which ranges from £ 24,098 per annum to £39,329 per annum with a responsibility allowance Band 4 which starts at £7,934 per annum.




If you wish to apply for this post please return the completed application form including the personal details and equality and diversity monitoring forms.


Please do not submit a separate CV.  Only information on the application form will be used in the selection process.


Completed applications must be returned by 5.00pm on Monday 21 October 2019. Short-listed applicants may be contacted via telephone, and therefore it is essential that appropriate contact numbers are included within the application. Interviews will be held during week commencing Thursday 24 October 2019.


If you have not received further communication from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.


Please return all completed applications to:


HR Department, WQE and Regent College Group, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RJ or via e-mail at

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