Academic Manager (Science and Engineering)


Reference number: JR232019

Location: London Bridge

Working pattern: Full-Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Number of roles: 4

Salary: £38,500 - £40,000 Per annum + Benefits 



We are looking for an Academic Manager (Science and Engineering) to join our team. 


At Kaplan International College London, we’re looking to appoint an Academic Manager who will use their knowledge of teaching and learning to help us deliver a high-quality academic experience to our diverse, international student body, whilst managing and motivating a team of committed teachers to perform to the best of their ability.

You will have relevant experience in leading and teaching modules in Science and/or Engineering to students on university preparation programmes, in particular first year undergraduate-level (level 4) programmes. The post will be of particular interest to candidates who enjoy working with international students.


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What you’ll bring to the role 

You will enjoy working with international students, be student focussed, be open to change and development, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be fully committed to ensuring all our students’ success. Specifically, you will need:

• Strong commitment to student-centred approaches to learning and teaching

• Experience of leading a project or initiative that has led to enhancements in a curriculum area/s

• Knowledge of the needs of international students 

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Resource allocation and organizational skills

• Ability to analyse data to make informed conclusions

• Ability to work collaboratively across a range of teams

• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and preferably a UK Master’s degree or higher

• A teaching qualification ideally



What we do 


The role is based at Kaplan International College London (KIC London), a vibrant university pathways college where students from more than 80 countries come to prepare for entry onto undergraduate or postgraduate courses at one of our 7 prestigious university partners. Following a recent major refurbishment project, KIC London offers students a beautiful, state-of-the-art study environment, with a range of learning spaces which encourage both collaboration and independence. Our KIC London team is committed to ensuring our students thrive socially and academically during their studies. Our college is located next to borough market, two minutes from London Bridge station, offering fantastic views across the Thames to the City of London. 

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What we offer 


As well as a competitive salary, and paths for career progression, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 


  • 28 days annual leave* 

  • Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family 

  • 24/7 confidential helpline providing counselling and other support services 

  • Company pension contributions 

  • Maternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Paternity/Partner pay which is well above statutory levels 

  • Medicash Health Cash Plan 


*Please note that the annual leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro rata basis if the role is part time. 



How to apply 

To apply for this role please submit a CV along with a Cover Letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role. Please note, we recommend that you apply at the earliest as this vacancy will be closed once, we have gathered a suitable shortlist.

Additional Application Information 


Kaplan is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment.

This role involves working with learners who are under 18 years old and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Recruitment checks are undertaken in accordance with our background-checking policy. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including children’s barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. In addition to the DBS check, for roles that include teaching or coaching, a Prohibition from Teaching Check will be completed through the Teaching Regulation Agency. Please be aware that it is an offense to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.


Application Support  

If you require support completing the application or wish to talk to someone about the role please email

Disability Confident Scheme and Reasonable Adjustments 

At Kaplan International Pathways, we're dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive global workforce. As equal opportunity employers, we ensure fair treatment for all employees, safeguarding them from discrimination based on protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010, and beyond. 


We actively welcome individuals from varied backgrounds to apply for roles within our organisation, appreciating the distinct viewpoints and contributions they offer. We especially encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, people with visible and hidden disabilities, and individuals of any age or family status. 


Furthermore, we proudly endorse and provide a platform for our Employee Resource Groups, such as Kaplan Pride, Higher Ground Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage Group, and Parents and Carers. These groups serve as vital forums for support, connection, and advocacy within our company

Following the submission of an application, applicants will receive details of how to request their application be considered under our Disability Confident Scheme.  Applicants will also be given information on how to request reasonable adjustments if selected for interview. 

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