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Professional Practice Coordinator

£35,000 to £38,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Chelsea Harbour
Full Time - Monday - Friday 35 hours per week

JOB TITLE                                                            Professional Practice Coordinator

LOCATION                                                           London Campus, Chelsea Harbour (please note that this role will transition to our new campus in Bloomsbury from September 2024)

SALARY                                                                £35,000 - £38,000

HOURS                                                                 Monday to Friday (hybrid options)

The Organisation

West Dean College is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for art, design, craft, and conservation education.  The work of staff and students, frequently rooted in traditional skills, is both innovative and world leading.

We are making bold and ambitious moves as an organisation with the expansion of our portfolio, the redevelopment of our estate and our strategic push on diversity and sustainability. 

Our programmes are delivered across two sites in the UK - West Dean, the idyllic Grade II listed rural campus in the stunning South Downs near Chichester (West Sussex), and our prestigious Chelsea Harbour site in the heart of London.  These inspiring locations provide the ideal environment in which students can work across disciplines and forge exciting new collaborations. 

The Role

This position will be reporting directly to the Head of School and will also involve working closely with the Course Leaders, Subject Leaders, Senior Tutors, Subject Tutors, and Course Managers.

The post holder will take a lead role in the coordination and delivery of the Professional Practice curriculum to students and liaison with employers and industry representatives in support of the careers offer within the School. They will lead on the strategic development of professional practice and employment curriculum (including teaching and assessment) and manage external tutors involved in curriculum delivery. They will work closely with Course Leaders to ensure the appropriateness of curriculum to different courses and levels.

Who we are looking for:

Successful candidates will have an undergraduate degree in interior design or related subject and at least 3 years experience in the practice of teaching in a higher education setting.

The Benefits

In recognition for all your hard work and dedication, we can offer you:

  • 33 days holiday per year
  • Pension (we’ll match you up to 7.5%)
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25% off retail and restaurant
  • 50% off short courses
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

Closing Date: 16 February 2024

We endeavour to respond to all applicants in a timely manner; however, we can receive significant numbers of applications, which means we may not be able to respond to everyone.  If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We will be reviewing applications as we receive, therefore we may hire prior to end date of advert subject to right candidate.

Candidates for this role will need to be able to demonstrate a current Right to Work in the UK.