Westminster Kingsway College
Morgan Law - Recruitment Consultancy

Assistant Director, Human Resources & Professional Development »
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Salary: £75,000 + LGPS pension (possible relocation assistance)

Location: Central London

Closing date for applications: Midnight Thursday 2nd August 2012

Dear Applicant

Thank you very much for taking the time to access this briefing pack. I hope that you will feel sufficiently enthused by its contents to apply for the post of Assistant Director of Human Resources & Professional Development it describes.

WKC is not just any further education college. Our central London location means we are uniquely placed at the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities and we work hard to optimise the advantages that come with this. We partner closely with our key local authorities - Camden and Westminster - but do not have a tight catchment area. We draw our students from all 33 London boroughs and beyond. People are as likely to study here because they work in central London as live locally. Many travel in because they enjoy the social aspects of studying in central London. Of course, our Employer Training Solutions team travel to deliver training on employers’ premises all over London rather than expecting their clients to come to one of our sites.

The college has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. We are sound financially, were again judged as ‘Good’ by OfSTED in April 2011 and have received a host of recognitions for our employer facing and partnership work. In February 2009 we opened the first new, purpose-built, FE building in London for many years and have embarked on a programme which will see the remainder of our estate renewed during the next 5 years.

That said, we recognise this is not enough to thrive in the challenging environment FE will face over the next years. The funding cuts faced by all public sector organisations require us to do significantly more with fewer resources. WKC is facing these challenges by ensuring we are demand-led and providing a distinctive offer for each of our three key client groups – 14-19 year olds, the unemployed and adults in low-paid jobs and employers. We are creating pathways to meet their needs and ensure they both achieve and are highly satisfied with the service they have received.

At times of constant change and tight resources a motivated, flexible and creative workforce is essential. WKC employs over 600 staff dedicated to transforming the lives of the 14,000 or so students who take advantage of our services each year. Our new Strategic Plan renews our commitment to finding new ways of working to ensure our staff are able to further develop the great work they do.

The Assistant Director of Human Resources & Professional Development will be crucial in enabling us to fulfil our ambitions. Of course, they will ensure the services provided by the teams they manage are responsive to the needs of their internal clients and that
the college is compliant with the latest employment law and at the forefront of HR and workforce development practices. But they will also lead the development and delivery of our workforce strategy, the most important component in our plans to ensure WKC is a great place to both work and study.

There is much to achieve in both the short and long term and we are seeking the right candidate, with the right values, the right attitude and the right leadership skills. If you believe you have the ability to respond flexibly and proactively in a rapidly changing, exciting and challenging environment, I would welcome an application from you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Andy Wilson


How to Apply:

To apply for this role, please supply a CV and supporting statement of no more than 1 page, outlining your suitability for the role and relevant achievements to Adrian Lewis at wkc@morgan-law.com.

If you have any further questions at all, please contact Adrian on 0207 747 6818 or send an email.


Element: Completed:
Closing date Midnight Thursday 2nd August 2012
Morgan Law Interviews W/C 6th and 13th August 2012
WKC Final Interviews W/C 3rd September 2012

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Morgan Law Recruitment Consultancy
4th Floor, Clareville House
26-27 Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EL

Adrian Lewis
Tel: 0207 747 6818
E-mail: wkc@morgan-law.com