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Residential Manager

North Kent College
Hadlow, Tonbridge
£35,500 per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2022

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Community and Customer Services, Care and support, Housing / neighbourhood management, Revenues / benefits, Social Care, Tenant services
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority
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Hadlow College, one of the North Kent College campuses, provides residential accommodation to help its land-based studies students fully engage in their studies.

We are looking for a Residential Manager to manage our residential provision at Hadlow and to lead our Residential Support team to ensure that the welfare needs of our students are managed effectively whilst living on site.

As we have a residential provision, we are able to offer the option for living on site if you choose.

With an appreciation of working with young people living independently, often for the first time, you will have responsibility for ensuring the physical safety and wellbeing of students living in residential accommodation.  You will also work collaboratively to ensure positive engagement of residential students in all aspects of college life including participating in the delivery of a student-centred, diverse and exciting programme of engagement in a personal and social development programme, which includes learner voice, the Student Union, enrichment and health and wellbeing activities.

As safeguarding is paramount, you will have an excellent understanding of student safeguarding and welfare including the relevant legislation and the National Minimum Standards for residential provision. Reporting to the Vice Principal, you will be responsible for preparing the College’s Ofsted social care inspection which is due in 2025.

You will hold an appropriate management qualification, equivalent to level 4 in leadership and management, or have a willingness to achieve this within the first 12 months of employment.  Your other qualifications will be to a minimum level 3 in a related discipline i.e. social care, mentoring, informal education or youth work and hold a minimum level 2 qualification in English and Maths.

Experience of managing in an education and/or residential setting would be an advantage as will an understanding of the barriers that can impact student engagement in further and higher education.  

Strong organisational skills, excellent communication and a high standard of computer literacy are also essential requirements as well as the ability to relate to students across all levels of study and the ability to build professional relationships with staff in college and with community partners.  

In return, you can look forward to an excellent benefits package including 33 days holiday plus bank holidays, local government pension scheme, life assurance, free parking and onsite restaurants. In addition to the above, you will enjoy discounts on college related provision e.g.  gym membership and beauty treatments. 

For an informal discussion about these posts or to find out further information, please contact

Closing date for applications: Monday 6th June 2022
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. All appointments are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, providing it to the College for review. 

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