Associate Principal Business & Resources, Wandsworth

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St Francis Xavier Sixth Form CollegeWandsworth

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Start date: 27th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary according to experience and skills
Contract term: Permanent


Start date: 27th August 2019

Salary: competitive according to experience and skills

Saint Francis Xavier College is a dynamic and ambitious Catholic Sixth Form College and part of the highest performing post-16 sector. It is one of the closest Sixth Form Colleges to both the City of London and to Parliament and we have a thriving, enhanced curriculum as a consequence. We never rest on our laurels and are constantly looking for ways to enhance our students’ experiences and prepare them for a changing world, so that they may be successful and happy citizens and leaders in their future spheres of influence. The College achieves excellent outcomes and outstanding progression to university and to work. A stimulating and positive place to work. 

A member of our Senior Management Team is leaving us and we are looking for a replacement with vision, initiative and tenacity. The successful candidate will be key to ensuring that the infrastructure of the College supports our current curriculum and facilitates our strategic plans for the future. As income streams have fallen, it has become of critical importance that finances are spent prudently, that income streams are maximised and that investments and developments are planned with strict due diligence and appropriate risk management. 

This post, with its resources’ element feeds into diverse aspects of the College’s core and non-core business: finance; technology, estate management, capital development, statistical returns and control to name but some. The successful candidate needs to assist the Principal in keeping all these functions in tip top order at once, so experience and mature judgement is key. This post ensures that the College has the means and the capacity to drive agendas forwards and ensure an excellent learning experience for its students and a great working environment for its staff. 

We are looking for a person of integrity and skill, with excellent communication skills and technical aptitude in several of the areas mentioned. The post reports directly to the Principal and you will be part of the Senior Team of four, along with the Principal and Associate Principals for Curriculum and Welfare respectively. We will commit to giving you every opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and experience of the post-16 education sector at the highest level to equip you for your next step.

Benefits include excellent training opportunities, free use of our state of the art gym, free exercise classes, cycle to work scheme and an on-site nursery in a supportive community environment.  We are 2 minutes’ walk from Clapham South Underground Station.

Please apply via our website at where an app lication pack including full job description, general information for applicants and application form can be found.

The closing date for receipt of application forms is Sunday 24 February 2019

Please apply asap, advert may be closed sooner subject to receiving suitable applications.

Interviews are scheduled to be held in the week commencing 4 March 2019

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be shortlisted for interview.

SFX is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of young people. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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More about St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Malwood Road, Balham, London, SW12 8EN, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8772 6000
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About SFX

St Francis Xavier College is a top performing Sixth Form College based in Balham, South London, which was graded as "Good" following their Ofsted inspection in January 2018.  The College is easily accessible by public transport and wit...