Principal & Chief Executive

Job Roles:
Principal, Chief Executive Officer - FE related roles
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
9th Jan 2018
Start Date:
Northern College for Residential Adult Education
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Northern College for Residential Adult Education

Principal & Chief Executive

Competitive Salary

With a mission ‘To provide outstanding adult residential and community education for the empowerment and transformation of individuals and communities’, Northern College is dedicated to the education and training of men and women who are without formal qualifications and are seeking to return to learning.

The college is one of four English long term residential colleges and offers a full-time access to HE course for 60 to 70 students, a range of 3-5 day intensive residential courses for a further 4000 students, and training for those who are active in community and voluntary groups as well as in trade unions. Many of the college’s students face multiple challenges, in particular socio-economic disadvantage and exclusion.

The college, founded in 1978, is located in Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, where it occupies Wentworth Castle, a Grade I listed country house located within the grounds of the Wentworth and Stainborough Gardens and Park.

Under the leadership of principal, Jill Westerman, the college has consistently been judged to be outstanding by Ofsted and in its last inspection in 2014 achieved Grade 1 outstanding for all areas, with no areas for improvement.

Jill is retiring in 2018 and the board of governors now seeks to appoint a visionary new leader who has a passion for transformational adult and community based education, strengths in institutional leadership, an understanding of operating in a highly diverse environment and a commitment to external engagement and community partnership.

As our next principal, your understanding of teaching and learning and focus on quality will ensure current standards are maintained. At the same time, you will explore new strategies to leverage our exceptional achievements and exploit new channels and platforms to take our mission to a wider national and international stage. An expert people manager, who is comfortable engaging with staff, students and governors alike, you are also an influencer who is comfortable engaging with a variety of high profile partners and agencies, both locally, nationally and internationally.

To find out more about this exciting and unique opportunity please visit . For a confidential discussion call John Carter at Veredus on 020 7932 4205

Closing date: Monday February 19th 2018

Northern College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer, applications are particularly welcome from disabled, black and minority ethnic groups as they are currently under represented within our staff group. Northern College promotes the welfare of all students and is fully committed to safeguarding and to fulfilling its obligations under the Prevent duty. The college expects all staff to share these commitments.

Registered Charity Number 507245

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Northern College for Residential Adult Education
Tel: 020 7932 4205
Contact: John Carter at Veredus

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