Principal & Chief Executive

Fareham College

Fareham College offers brand new state of the art facilities comprising of workshops, teaching classrooms, learning resource centres, restaurants, a theatre, a hair and beauty salon, and associated facilities. We operate over a number of sites which are either purpose built or significantly updated and refurbished following an investment of £34m. In November 2017, the College received an ‘Outstanding’ judgement in its latest Ofsted inspection, making it only one of three colleges in the country to have converted to the highest grade in more than two years. The successful candidate will lead a team of over 300 academic and business support staff. We work closely with employers to provide the very best technical and professional training to set our students on the path to exciting and rewarding careers.

We are looking for a Principal & Chief Executive with proven experience/skills in the following areas:

  • Advanced leadership skills - adapting and managing change projects, making difficult decisions whilst still maintaining a motivated team.
  • Financial acumen to understand key drivers and respond with clear timely and measurable recommendations.
  • Able to respond effectively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Student engagement to deliver high quality outcomes and guiding students into employment.
  • Employer engagement and responding to sector opportunities, including partnering individual organisations and groups of businesses within sectors.
  • Exploit the reputational opportunities arising from an ‘Outstanding’ organisation and deliver growth in student numbers and continually improve quality.
  • Advanced communication skills and the ability to adapt to different groups including; students, employers, politicians, educationalists and governors.
  • Open management style and most importantly a sense of humour - making the experience fun.

Interview Dates: 28th February & 1st March 2018


The College is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners.  It requires all staff to share this commitment.  All successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check and to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.

We are not using recruitment agencies to recruit to this position.

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