Director of Construction

Job Roles:
Director/Principal/Vice Principal, Management
Organisation Type:
Further Education
Sixth Form College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Construction and Engineering Trades
London, South East
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Leadership Scale (Outer London) + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits
1st Dec 2017
Start Date:
Harris Federation
Job Ref:

Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form is opening in September 2018 and will provide an outstanding vocational education and preparation for skills based work or transition to university for students in Croydon and those from surrounding boroughs. This new academy with up to date, state of the art facilities, will recruit students from across Croydon and the wider London area focusing on the hard skills that will be needed in an area undergoing considerable reconstruction and rejuvenation. By focusing from the outset on the goal of employability within a number of sectors, we have created a curriculum that challenges and inspires, creating well rounded students who have the drive and ambition to succeed in their chosen area of work with additional skill sets that put them above others competing for jobs in their chosen vocation.

The academy is looking for an outstanding, experienced individual to join our academy as Director of Construction.

Your role:

You will initially recruit, then lead a team who will deliver an excellent focused vocational provision in Construction courses for students for whom traditional pathways may not be appropriate, developing practical skills and knowledge related to local, national and worldwide employment needs.

The courses on offer within construction are:

•Painting and Decorating up to level 3
•Joinery up to level 3
•Plumbing up to level 3
•Bricklaying up to level 3
•Plastering up to level 3

Who we are looking for:

You will have a recognised teaching qualification appropriate to one or more of the courses on offer and an excellent overview of the others, be highly motivated and have experience of managing a team of teaching and support staff. Ideally, you will have Industrial experience in one of the fields the academy offers. You will be keen to develop the wider employability skills of your students along with their technical skills, Maths and English. You will be comfortable teaching both practical and theoretical elements and confident using a wide range of teaching and learning methods including the use of modern technologies.

Why work at Harris Professional Skills Sixth Form?

•The opportunity to be part of a brand new sixth form for young people in Croydon and the surrounding areas
•A community resource, with ambitions to grow into an adult education hub
•State-of-the-art practical facilities for each course, in addition to modern classrooms and learning suites
•Excellent prospects for personal and professional development as the sixth form grows
•Generous Harris rewards and benefits.

For more information, please contact or call 0208 253 7777.

Are you an Aspiring Senior Leader?

At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of the Federation. We offer the opportunity for you to gain your NPQSLqualification, a dynamic development programme for middle leaders potentially one year away from senior leadership. This programme is led by some of the most talented principals in the country and delivered by high-performing principals and senior leaders with exceptional track-records. Our leaders have a wealth of knowledge and are highly experienced in improving outcomes for students. Find out more

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Harris Federation
Tel: 020 8253 7777
Contact: Recruitment

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