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Undisclosed Independent College in North-West London

Vacancy for Principal in a HE and FE College

To join a leading independent College based in London with numerous Higher Education contracts and Further Education Provision. The ideal candidate would have led a College or training provider in a leadership capacity. The candidate must have a successful track record in a senior role within an education provider. You would be able to show your ability in building and developing a high-performing Executive Team as well as experience managing a workforce of a significant size.

You would also need to have demonstrable experience of delivering both academic and institutional success and in your time in senior roles you would have built up a proven track record of setting, responding to, and successfully delivering challenging performance targets. You would also have gained experience working with and being accountable to a governing body, as well as experience of dealing with professional bodies, as well as extensive experience of OFS, Ofsted and QAA inspection processes.

Job Purpose

The Principal will have overall responsibility for the continued development and growth of the college's provision across HE and having prior FE experience is advantageous but not essential.

The Principal is responsible for the overall strategic leadership of the College, formulating and implementing progressive strategic plans for development and improvement, whilst providing highly effective leadership across the organisation to ensure the achievement of agreed vision, mission and purpose. 

The designation of this role as Principal signals the importance of championing the education and skills character of the College, alongside the business leadership, ensuring that students and stakeholders are given a valued service by looking after these key relationships.

General responsibilities (may vary, but could include):

  • Establishing clear lines of responsibility for the curriculum, the successful financial management, and development and improvement of the student experience.
  • Establishing new partnerships with UK Universities / FE Colleges for academic and research purposes.
  • Leading on the strategy, planning, management and delivery of courses and qualifications, learning resources, libraries, and research
  • Direct line management responsibility for all academic staff, including implementation of all staffing policies and procedures
  • Maintaining student discipline; suspending or expelling students on disciplinary or academic grounds
  • Contributing to the development of the college's annual budget
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and procedures
  • Representing the college at external and internal events
  • Fostering and maintaining effective relationships with local, regional and national agencies
  • Facilitating cultural and business change by developing agreed objectives and operational plans to meet the college's strategic plan
  • To actively promote Safeguarding and implement related policies
  • Attending all college meetings – these could be in relation to the corporation, policy and resources, standards and audit committees etc.

To Apply 

To apply for this role please send your CV with a covering email to our recruitment specialist, detailing why you're the right person for the job. Applicants will be assessed and successful applicants will be contacted and progressed through the recruitment process. As assessment is ongoing, we would encourage candidates to apply now.

Information provided in your application will be used to assess your eligibility and all information will be treated as confidential and used for the purpose of the selection process only. Disclosure of the college name is withheld at the current time for operational reasons.  

Location: London
Salary: £75,000 to £85,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st October 2021
Expires: 30th November 2021
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