Deputy Principal Curriculum and Quality

Job Roles:
Deputy/Vice/Assistant Principal, Head of Curriculum, Head of Quality, Quality Improvement
Organisation Type:
Further Education
FE College
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Up to £110k
13th Dec 2019
Start Date:
West London College
Job Ref:

Deputy Principal Curriculum and Quality

Location: West London College

Salary: Up to £110k

Reporting to: CEO / Principal

We are seeking an exceptional Deputy Principal to join our strengthened senior leadership team at a very exciting time in our journey. We have made significant improvements in our financial position, and we are now focused on realising the huge potential that West London College has in fully meeting the needs of our students, staff, employers and communities.

We are looking for a suitably skilled and experienced person who shares our vision and ambition to be the leading college in west London for technical and vocational education and skills training. The successful candidate will be highly effective in their pursuit of continuous
improvement of standards, student outcomes, organisational effectiveness and curriculum efficiency. This role will provide a capable and ambitious leader with significant career prospects and the opportunity to make a major contribution to the educational, economic and employment landscape of the nation’s capital city.


West London College is committed to meeting the needs of its students and stakeholders, through collaboration and innovation across its curriculum and student services. Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College – known as West London College - is a large general
and further education college with five main campuses at Hammersmith, Ealing, Southall, Park Royal and the west London Construction Academy. The College covers 12 miles across west London and enjoys a positive relationship with both of its respective local authorities; Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham.

In 2017 the College was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted and the latest self-assessment aligns the judgements to the new EIF, with a significant focus on the quality of education and the actions being taken to continuously improve teaching, learning and assessment. Courses are offered in most subject areas, with the significant majority being those up to, and including, level two. Around three quarters of all enrolments are for adult learners, mostly studying part-time with the College. The College has a small cohort of apprentices and is looking to grow this provision aligned to the skills needs of west London. The College also has a small cohort of higher education students, for which they have been awarded TEF Silver status and received a positive QAA Report in Spring 2018. Commercial programmes are large and important part of the offer, and the College is seeing success in growing this income strand further.

The College intends to build on its emerging specialisms, particularly around construction and the built environment – a unique partnership between Berkeley and the West London Construction Academy has been awarded the Mayors’ Construction Academy kite-mark for the quality of provision. Through the positive relationships with the two major London boroughs, increased 14-16 and high needs student numbers are highly likely due to exceptional student experience provided at the College.


As Deputy Principal you’ll take the strategic lead on curriculum, quality, student services and MIS across all five campuses. With your team of Assistant Principals, your skills and experience of FE leadership will enable you to effectively contribute towards moving things forward, whilst working closely with the CEO & Principal and a collaborative Executive Team to implement the new vision, mission and strategic objectives of the College.


It is expected you will be people-focused strategic leader with experience of leading improvements of a similar scale and complexity to those required at West London College. You will have significant experience of operating strategically across curriculum and quality functions.

Through adopting an holistic approach to developing the College’s specialisms of the future, through corporate partnerships and stakeholder engagement, your focus on providing an outstanding student experience will be at the forefront of your planning and everything you do.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential chat, please contact our executive search advisers at Peridot Partners:

Drew Richardson-Walsh
07739 364 033

Sarah Szulczewski
07841 017 043

Closing date: 12pm Monday 3rd February 2020

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
West London College
Tel: 07739 364 033
Contact: Drew Richardson-Walsh

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