Vice Principal Corporate Operations

Job Roles:
Deputy/Vice/Assistant Principal, Principal
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
c £85,000
8th May 2019
Start Date:
Job Ref:

Kirklees College - Vice Principal Corporate Operations

Salary: c £85,000

An exceptional opportunity for an inspirational leader

Kirklees College is a large successful FE college, operating across seven 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.

We are now seeking to appoint to his new role of Vice Principal Corporate Operations. As a senior postholder, reporting to the Principal and Chief Executive you will be responsible for leading on the transformation of the college’s information systems, ensuring high levels of integration across key systems. It is important that you are commercially aware, as the post holder is also responsible for all non-finance corporate support functions.

As an inspirational and experienced senior leader, you will have a proven track record in integrating systems that generate business intelligence to support the very best decision making, drive efficient curriculum planning, and optimise funding.

You have a strong sense of purpose and should have a good track record in leading teams through periods of development and change. In addition, you will have highly developed communication and collaboration skills together with a detailed understanding of the complex funding structures.

As part of the Executive management team you will play a crucial role in reviewing, shaping and implementing the long-term strategy for the College.

We will expect you to work with skill, pace and commitment. You will be working with a progressive, committed and supportive Board and senior leadership team who are ambitious for success. 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 believe that you have the skills, experience, drive and enthusiasm to meet the challenge of this key role then for an informal discussion about the post please contact Protocol’s David Beynon (07970 042334) or Emily Price (0115 9111123). To apply please visit the Protocol / Kirklees College microsite at to download the assignment brief.

To apply please email an up to date CV and a comprehensive supporting statement (no more than 3 pages of A4) explaining as to why you consider yourself to be a good fit for this role to with the subject heading of “Vice Principal Corporate Operations”.

It is important that you give evidence of your experience and knowledge, showing how this matches the criteria set out in the job description and person specification.

Please also provide
• Your current salary
• Any notice period
• the names addresses and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We expect to take up references for candidates who have been shortlisted, unless you tell us otherwise.

Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2019

Interviews for this post will take place on Friday 21st June 2019

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Tel: 0115 911 1222
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