Kingston Maurward College


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

Kingston Maurward College recognises the skills and qualities that service personnel can bring to the workplace and welcome applications from the service community.

We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant which means we have made a number of commitments to support those from the armed forces community.

We also offer the following:

  • Support of the employment of veterans and service leavers through the Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
  • Provide an additional 10 days paid leave to support service commitments to members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers
  • Directly address the leave requirements during periods of deployment of service spouses and partners.
  • From September 2019, there will be a work placement scheme at Kingston Maurward College for service leavers. Details will be published through the Careers Transition Partnership

The College also has an Armed Forces Community point of contact to assist members of the service community. Jim spent 18 years in the RAF and joined the College after leaving the forces. He has now been at the College for 9 years and during his time here he has developed his civilian teaching career and The College has supported him through the final element of his teacher training.  Jim has gained qualifications in lots of different professional areas including teaching, sports, outdoor adventure and student welfare.

Jim acts as the College's first port of call for forces personnel that might have any questions

About us

Kingston Maurward is more than just a college.

It is a college, a country estate, a dairy farm, a wedding venue, a conference centre, an arable farm, a tourist destination, a residential provider, the birthplace of Thomas Hardy and, most crucially, the only provider of land-based studies for 60 miles in any direction. We have a major strategic role in the development of Dorset’s rural economy, which although firmly rooted in our heritage as an agricultural provider, now spans the full range of land-based studies and beyond, from entry level to degree.

Developing a reputation for being ‘the place to go’ is core to our mission. We are at the heart of Dorset, both emotionally and literally.

Engagement and strategic positioning is vital to ensure we continue to grow both our reputation and student numbers and any successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our profile beyond the estate within the county and demonstrate our values – if that means standing in the cold in February handing out the prizes at a ploughing match, or visiting schools to inspire Year 11, or helping fill buckets of water in the snow because Equine students couldn’t get in, it’s just what we do.

We need staff who will move us to the next step as part of a forward-looking organisation, rooted in the landscape of Dorset and the history of the estate. What binds us to the past is important, but it is not what defines our future; the essence of Kingston Maurward is about people, attitudes and the culture we all inherit and develop