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Lecturer in English (Tonbridge & Hadlow) - Part-time

North Kent College, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-8007-6T
  • Posted:15/04/2024
  • Pay:£31,794 to £36,859 rising to £40,287
  • Start Date:Aug 24
  • App Close Date:07/05/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:ASAP


Hours: 22.2 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum

Salary: Spine Points 32 (£31,794 Full-Time Equivalent) to 37 (£36,859 Full-Time Equivalent), rising to a ceiling of Spine Point 40 (£40,287 Full-Time Equivalent) with a full teaching qualification.

Location: This role is based across our Tonbridge and Hadlow Campuses.

Do you love teaching English? Are you looking for a change of setting? Have you considered moving within, or to, the Further Education sector? We have an English teacher vacancy at our Tonbridge and Hadlow campus for 3 days a week. Results for our English GCSE resit learners are significantly above the National Average for similar learners. You would be working within an excellent, tight knit team who regularly plan and collaborate together to provide stimulating lessons which engage the learners. Due to college learner numbers increasing we are looking to expand our team.

The Tonbridge and Hadlow campuses have dedicated English teaching rooms and a shared English/Maths office. The learners study English within their main vocational Study Programme, and, as such, have a great balance between the practical, vocational elements and the academic elements.

If you wish to visit the campus or to discuss the role further, please do contact Human Resources who can arrange this.

We have had several teachers move from the Secondary to FE phase and for any prospective candidates considering this, we have listed some implications of this transition which you may like to use as a consideration.

Implications of moving from secondary to FE

  • No tutor groups
  • No duties
  • No parent evenings
  • The vast majority of classes are no more than 20 learners
  • Repeat delivery of lessons with only minor changes based on learner needs and backgrounds, so planning is manageable
  • Functional Skills learners have up to 3 opportunities to take the exam (FS is a subset of the main English GCSE programme)
  • Greater opportunity for CPD sessions during non-teaching weeks

Continuing/no change to expectations

  • Plan and deliver high quality lessons
  • Use of a classroom base and office
  • Continuation of the Teacher Pension scheme
  • Learners complete regular assessments to track progress
  • A written report for each learner once a year


  • We have a strong focus on attendance as well as achievement
  • Each learner receives a 2-hour English session for approximately 32 weeks
  • Slightly longer days (start at 8:45am, finish at 5:15pm) but over a shorter delivery time (i.e., teaching starts approx. 2nd week in Sept and ends in June)
  • The majority of the delivery is to learners aged 16+ (the vast majority are 16-18).
  • In return, we’ll give you 42 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time contracts), and you’ll be enrolled onto the Teachers’ Pension Scheme which also includes life assurance. You’ll also benefit from free parking and have access to a range of onsite facilities including a nursery (Dartford and Gravesend campuses), restaurants and coffee shops.
  • Earlier return than schools – usually 3rd week in August.

This role is a permanent, part time position over 52 weeks per annum, in return we’ll give you 42 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata), and you’ll be enrolled onto the Teachers’ Pension Scheme which also includes life assurance

Information about the school

Our Dartford, Gravesend, and Tonbridge Campuses are all part of the North Kent College portfolio. Our campuses all have distinct workplace like qualities where students can train in industry standard facilities which prepare them for employment. North Kent College has seen significant growth in student numbers over the last few years and new programme developments and an increasing commitment to working with local employers makes a real contribution to our local communities. We have rebuilt our campuses in order to deliver world class education and we are committed to providing our students with the best learning experience possible.

You will be working with enthusiastic, dedicated colleagues and the most challenging and rewarding customers – our students. You will find yourself really stretched to answer their questions and meet their expectations, but there is no feeling like knowing that you have made a difference, that you have started someone on a life-long career path. It’s quite a responsibility – are you up for it?

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 629468


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.