Vice Principal: Curriculum, Performance and Innovation

Job Roles:
Deputy/Vice/Assistant Principal, Manager, Principal
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
c. £90,000, depending on experience
12th May 2017
Start Date:
Kirklees College
Job Ref:

An exceptional opportunity for an inspirational leader

Kirklees College is a large successful FE college, operating across nine vocational centres and a number of community based centres across Huddersfield and Dewsbury. With an income of £40million we offer a broad curriculum to over 18,000 students across full-time study, apprenticeships and part-time courses. We enjoy strong support from partners in the communities we serve and know that our continued success depends on our ability to provide a learning experience that is second to none. We want the College to grow and flourish, based on a reputation for excellence and inclusion, serving the needs of students and employers. Having opened our exciting new Process Manufacturing Centre in Huddersfield we are continuing to work with the Local Enterprise Partnership and Local Authority to radically transform our provision in Dewsbury with 2 new centres currently under construction.

As our new Vice Principal-Curriculum, Performance and Innovation, we will expect you to work with skill, pace and commitment. We are seeking an inspirational leader who will play a key role in continuing our journey towards excellence. You will have a strong track record in curriculum innovation and quality assurance together with a creative and visionary leadership style and the ability to develop and implement holistic strategies, motivate a high performing workforce and leverage new opportunities. You will be working with a progressive, committed and supportive Board and senior leadership team who are ambitious for success. You will have the opportunity of reviewing, shaping and implementing the long-term strategy for the College. This post provides an exciting opportunity to deliver successful, sustainable and meaningful change and to contribute to the College being clearly recognised as a beacon of excellence and inclusion.

If you have a proven track record of achievement at a senior level in the education sector and are passionate about the positive economic and social role that FE at its best can play then this could be the opportunity for you.

Please visit and search under our latest vacancies page where you will find details on how to apply for this role and further information about this amazing opportunity.

If this sounds like the role for you, please do not hesitate to contact Marie Gilluley our Principal and Chief Executive for an initial informal discussion on 01484437014 (SLT Support).

Closing date: Wednesday 24th May 2017.

The planned selection centre will take place on Tuesday 13th June and Wednesday 14th June 2017.

Our senior leadership team is currently under-represented in all BME categories; we therefore particularly welcome applications from candidates within these groups.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Kirklees College
Tel: 01484437014
Contact: Marie Gilluley - Principal and Chief Executive

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