About the role

The Assistant Principal – Performance and Progress is a member of the Executive team with responsibility for ensuring the College’s FE Curriculum offer and delivery model is relevant, innovative, efficient and effective whilst delivering outstanding performance and learner progress. Working in partnership with other members of the Executive team and supporting the Vice Principal Curriculum & Quality, you will drive a culture of high expectations across the College through our ‘BeMore’ approach, take a strategic lead in moving the College’s curriculum quality towards outstanding and carry out the detailed planning and investigations needed to implement proposed changes to the offer and delivery model.  You will also take responsibility for leading the College’s approach to teaching and learning, ensuring innovative and effective teaching practice is in place and delivered to a high level. You will manage a team of support managers and together you will provide the management capacity and expertise to maintain the focus and drive in the areas of performance and progress to deliver against our five-year Strategic Plan.

You will lead the College’s strategic and operational delivery of key learner performance and progress provision including: careers advice, industry placement, tutorial support and pastoral care and wider skills, SEND, learning support and learning resources, teaching and learning, as well as leading the College’s Quality function.  You will also work closely and provide guidance to the Quality functions within the College’s HE, Apprenticeship and full cost provision.

The College places a significant emphasis on team and cross-College working. In addition to providing strong leadership for staff the Assistant Principal will be expected to support the development of the management capacity within the College to ensure best practice is shared and embedded.

We believe that the post offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, energetic and results-orientated person, and offers a superb opportunity to make a significant impact and progress your career.

Candidates for this role will demonstrate strong leadership and management skills with the capacity to inspire and develop others; a strong track record working within the education sector at a strategic level; substantial experience of curriculum development and embedding new approaches, management, innovation and quality improvement with positive impact; excellent communication skills; drive and enthusiasm combined with a can-do approach; and the personal resilience to ensure that the College’s commitments to the highest standards are met.

A structure diagram for the College Management Team can be found here.