Head of Year

London Design and Engineering UTC, London, E16 2RD

23 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    5 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    9 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    12 May 2022

Job details

Contract type



Support staff Scale 5/6 S12-S21 (£24,008 -£28,191 actual)

Head of Year job summary

London Design & Engineering University Technical College (LDE UTC) is an oversubscribed technical skills provision that opened in 2016. In January 2019 we moved into our brand-new purpose-built state of the art building which enjoys its inspirational dockside location on the Royal Docks. Our specialisms include engineering, civil engineering and computing / digital. Courses include, built environment for our budding architects, systems and control, engineering design and digital which contains virtual reality, augmented reality and computing. LDE UTC has been set up by Thames Water, Costain, Skanska, LEGO, Thames Tideway Tunnel, and our university partner the University East London to provide learners with the opportunity to progress onto University, higher degree apprenticeships or the workplace. Leaners look forward to a business like STEM rich curriculum, with access to the very best educational facilities and industry standard equipment in the world. We are able to offer this exciting curriculum from the age of 13 upwards by delivering GCSE’s, A Levels, technical level 3 courses and apprenticeships from level 2 to 8 (level 5 and above in partnership with our University partner UEL).

Would you like to lead a year group to be the best they can be in a “good” school? Are you interested in making a difference to the already exciting journey of our learners? Are you dynamic, passionate and inspirational individual?

LDE UTC is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join the Pastoral Team. As a Head of Year you will play a crucial role of driving standards of behaviour and expectations and supporting the wellbeing of all in a year group.

Closing date: 9am Thursday 9th June 2022
Shortlisting: Friday 10th June 2022
Interview: Thursday 16th June 2022 and other possible dates TBC
Start date: Sept 2022 or before for a handover

To arrange an informal discussion, please email: Ema Mendes Martins, HR Manager on HR@LDEUTC.co.uk
Please ensure you complete the application form attached to this vacancy and send to HR@LDEUTC.co.uk
All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. LDE UTC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
NOR: 550 growing to 750; Age range: 13+

Applying for the job

Please head over to our website where you will be able to download an application form.
Once completed, please return the form using the following e-mail Ema Mendes Martins, HR Manager.

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Supporting documents

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About London Design and Engineering UTC

School type
Free School, ages 14 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
574 pupils enrolled
Age range
14 to 19
Contact email

At LDE UTC staff welfare is at the heart of what we do and being a new and dynamic institution we have been able to introduce new initiatives that reduce stress for staff whilst improving the quality of teaching and learning. As part of this, we have reduced the frequency of DATA drops, introduced a staff wellbeing committee (SMILE), introduced fresh fruit Wednesdays and provide free milk, tea and coffee daily as well as a healthy free lunch.

Additionally, we offer all staff from day one, an opportunity to apply for flexible working and dependant on the role, staff are able to work from home for 20% of the working week. We also offer initiatives such as the Cycle2Work scheme and Employee Assistance Programme to further support staff wellbeing. We have also implemented a 4.5 day timetable for learners, creating 54% learner contact time and 46% of the working week for PPA and CPL. 10 of the 190 days for our learners are ‘flipped learning days’ allowing further time for CPL and PPA for teachers. Please click our benefits documents in the advert to find out about all the other staff benefits we offer.

This is your chance to be a member of the LDE UTC team who are revolutionising technical education.

• Can you inspire young people to do their very best?
• Are you focused on making a difference to students’ lives by delivering exciting opportunities?
• Do you value making the learning relevant, working on real projects and developing employability skills in our future young professionals?

If so, apply to join us.
We also welcome applications from those wishing to work part time. If you are interested in pursuing a career in this vibrant, positive “can do” environment and feel that you have the enthusiasm and drive to make a real difference, then please apply for this truly rewarding opportunity, where together we can create the next generation of confident, independent, work-ready individuals

Arranging a visit to London Design and Engineering UTC

Please contact Ema Mendes Martins, HR Manager at LDE UTC using the following e-mail: HR@ldeutc.co.uk

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