Assistant Principal, Exeter

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Exeter CollegeExeter

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £65,000 - £80,000
Contract term: Permanent

Following two promotions and continued growth, Exeter College now has three Assistant Principal vacancies on its high performing Senior Leadership Team. This is an exciting opportunity for three experienced and inspirational leaders to contribute to the strategic leadership of this progressive and successful college and to help us achieve our vision to become an exceptional college. 

Exeter College is a £40m turnover, Ofsted outstanding tertiary college at the heart of the City of Exeter. The college is a Times Best Companies - Top 100 Employer. The college has an excellent local, regional and national reputation. The college enjoys good financial health and has ambitious plans for its estate, with a planned £70m investment over the next twenty years. The college is the 8th largest provider of Sixth Form education in England, has successful and growing apprenticeship provision, has just over 500 higher education students and is the adult education provider for the City of Exeter.

Exeter is the second fastest growing city in the UK, has high productivity and has a growing national reputation. It is home to the current Premiership Rugby Champions, Exeter Chiefs, Exeter City Football Club and is fast becoming the regional hub for a number of high profile retail and leisure outlets. We are proud of our partnerships and as a result, the college has exceptionally strong links with local businesses, schools, sports teams and key stakeholders across the city.

For these senior posts, the college offers an excellent salary in the range £65k - £80k, generous benefits and a vibrant working environment. The college is also prepared to contribute to moving expenses to attract the right candidate. 

Assistant Principal - Curriculum – Academic: The ideal candidate will have a successful track record of leading outstanding academic provision, ideally across both A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate. The post holder will provide line management leadership to a number of academic faculties. The ideal candidate will come from either a sixth form college environment or a tertiary environment and will have a passion for student progress and success. They will also oversee our gifted and talented provision, building on this year’s record of 24 Oxbridge Offers.

Assistant Principal - Curriculum - Vocational and Technical: The ideal candidate will have a passion for vocational and technical education and have a strong track record of success in leading effective and relevant vocational provision. With a key responsibility for our 16-18 vocational offer, the post holder will provide line management to a number of vocational and technical faculties and be the college lead on the implementation of ‘T’ Levels. In addition, the position will lead the college’s strategy for Foundation English and Maths. 

Assistant Principal - Quality, Student Experience and Careers: This new position will work closely with the Deputy Vice Principal - Engagement, People and Performance to ensure the core business of the college remains outstanding. The ideal candidate will either operate as an associate Ofsted Inspector, Ofsted inspector, or be involved in quality and the student experience in an outstanding college. Working closely with Governors and colleagues, this position will deliver ‘exceptional’, as well as ensure that all aspects of learner and learning support are of the highest standard.  In addition, the position will provide leadership on quality, learner destinations and the college’s careers strategy. 

To apply for this post please visit our website at  

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight on Monday 28th May 2018.

The relevant one-day selection process will be held on one of the following five dates 13th,19th, 22nd, 26th June or 4th July.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure by the DBS. We do not accept CV’s. No agencies please. 

Exeter College is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and access for all, irrespective of age, background, race, gender, religion, ability, disability or sexuality. We welcome applications for employment from the whole community.

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More about Exeter College
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: Hele Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4JS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1392 400500
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