Principal & CEO

Job Roles:
CEO/Managing Director, Principal, Chief Executive Officer - FE related roles
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
East Midlands
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
11th Feb 2019
Start Date:
West Nottinghamshire College
Job Ref:

Principal & CEO

West Nottinghamshire College

Remuneration: Competitive

West Nottinghamshire College is a huge asset to the communities it serves and the 26,000 students it educates, trains and develops. The facilities of the College are some of the best in the country, having overseen £50m of capital projects – including a University Centre for Mansfield with a purpose to raise aspirations in the local area.

Having enjoyed over a decade of growth, improvement and development across its quality of provision, scale of delivery and estate it is now experiencing a period of financial challenge and is being supported through regulatory intervention and ongoing review. Subsequently, the journey ahead will be a challenging, yet achievable one, assisted by the support of a strong executive team, enthusiastic Board and engaged staff team.

The College seeks to appoint an experienced Principal & CEO to lead the College and work closely with the Board and executive team to bring financial stability to the College and to satisfy the requirements of stakeholders, funders and regulators. The next 12/24 months will be a busy period of change within the organisation and the Principal & CEO will need to lead the College through a challenging landscape, to ensure the quality of education and student experience consistently improves and is not affected by the backdrop of financial difficulty.

It is expected that candidates for this role will have led substantial change programmes within the FE Sector. This role will suit someone who thrives on challenge and cares deeply about providing high quality education and training to support social mobility and improve the lives of the students, enabling them to reach their chosen potential. You will need to be resilient in your approach to engaging with a vast array of complex stakeholders, both internally and externally and keen to re-establish relationships and confidence across the community, local employers and your staff team as you lead the college through this challenging period.

This is a high-profile appointment due to the high-profile nature of the College.

If you would like an informal conversation about the Principal & CEO role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Sarah Szulczewski
07841 017043

Drew Richardson-Walsh
07739 364033

Closing date for Principal & CEO applications: 9am, Monday 4th March 2019

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
West Nottinghamshire College
Tel: 07841 017043
Contact: Sarah Szulczewski

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