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Vice Principal

Fairfield School of Business

Location: London
Salary: Negotiable
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2019
Closes: 21st April 2019

Fairfield School of Business is looking to recruit a full-time Vice Principal to assist the Principal in the general management of the College, to assist the Senior Management Team in securing the highest possible educational standards for internal and external stakeholders.

The post will be based in our Central London campus.

Minimum Requirements for the Post:

  • Masters in a relevant academic discipline (essential)
  • Higher Degree / Further studies qualification
  • Recognised Teaching Qualification

Experience & Position:

  • The recent experience of working successfully as a senior or middle leader in Higher Education
  • Experience of turning policy into effective and successful practice
  • A clear understanding of the essential qualities necessary for effective teaching and learning
  • Up to date knowledge of statutory regulations and guidance relating to the post
  • The ability to develop and deliver effective and inspirational professional development for staff (including mentoring and coaching as appropriate)

Job Purpose: 

The Vice Principal will be expected to provide strategic leadership and direction to the curriculum, quality and student support service functions within the College to facilitate the delivery of high-quality education and training. The Vice Principal will also be expected to manage the curriculum areas of the College effectively to achieve high student outcomes and progression

Principal Duties:

  • To assist the Principal with College Management, assuming those parts of the Principal’s job description that may be delegated from time-to-time, permanently or temporarily.
  • To work effectively with the Governance Board, Principal and the Senior Management Team to ensure the strategic aims and objectives of the College are achieved.
  • To implement regular performance monitoring and accountability processes that ensure continuous improvement in student progress and outcomes.
  • To oversee the supervision of the office, administrative and other support staff, in conjunction with other relevant line managers.
  • To assist the Principal in setting an example of high-quality performance in standards and leadership.
  • To coordinate activities to meet the requirements of any external assessment or inspection process imposed upon the College, acting as the College nominee as necessary.
  • To establish, maintain and develop effective relationships with external agencies and other stakeholders.
  • To be responsible for ensuring the College maintains its validation status with relevant HE validation partners.
  • To oversee all curriculum and timetable planning occurring within the College, monitoring developments and developing potential strategies to deal with envisaged changes of provision.
  • To be responsible for ensuring the College is always ready and prepared for a QAA or other regulatory audit or inspection and where appropriate act as nominee.
  • To convene and chair meetings as appropriate.
  • To develop and implement suitable channels of communication across College activities, ensuring that timely and appropriate information is communicated to staff.

This list is not exhaustive and the full Job description will include additional duties not listed here.

How to Apply

Applications for this post must include all of the following:

  • your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • a letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this post

Please e-mail your covering letter and CV to

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