Director of Students, Selby, North Yorkshire

Closing date:

Selby CollegeSelby, North Yorkshire
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £50k, inclusive of PRP, more for an exceptional candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven and motivated person to make a positive impact within Selby College.  This is a new role, created as part of the growth strategy, which brings together all aspects of the student experience.

The successful candidate will be a key part of the strategic leadership of the college.

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • The delivery of a unified service to further education students that will include all aspects of advice and support at every stage of a student’s experience of the college from application through to progression to Year 2, Further or Higher Education, or employment. 
  • A coherent marketing strategy that will aim to grow the 16 – 18 student numbers year on year

Aspects of provision that fall within the scope of this position include:

  • marketing,
  • admissions,
  • student support and welfare, 
  • enrichment, 
  • careers guidance, 
  • bursaries, 
  • UCAS. 

This post, and the services for which it is responsible, are critical in:

  • Helping students achieve their potential, to enjoy their college experience and to prepare for a rewarding and fulfilling future.
  • Providing a competitive advantage to the college over local rivals ensuring that the college continues to grow and attract the core 16 – 18 student cohort


Why Choose Selby College for your next Career Move?

Selby College’s success is no secret and neither is the way we go about providing education. We simply aim to provide our learners with a teaching and learning experience that is second to none.

We offer a wide range of A Level, Vocational, Apprenticeship and Higher Education courses delivered full and part time or through distance learning. Some of our provision is tailored to meet the needs of local employer customers with particular emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ( STEM) subjects for the local power, engineering, food production and construction sectors, whilst other courses specialise in health and social care. 

Unlike larger colleges, at Selby College, our staff know their learners.  Our culture of support revolves around the learner. We know what their individual goals and aspirations are, how they learn, what they need and how we can best help them. We are constantly praised for the high quality education and pastoral support we provide to learners, ensuring they are provided with every opportunity to fully participate in classes, take responsibility for their own learning and are just as committed to gaining the highest grades as we are for them. We don’t just want our learners to be skilled and to have the knowledge, aptitude and resilience to succeed, we want them to be confident, willing to stretch themselves to achieve their goals and have a sound education that allows them to prepare for personal, social and economic success.

Great opportunities

We offer a diverse range of exciting career opportunities for all kinds of people. Our qualified and experienced staff are highly adept at working with, supporting and developing the skills and knowledge of learners from different backgrounds. Our culture is one of high expectations from learners but in return we provide a great deal of support that ensures they achieve fantastic results.

Training and Development and Career Progression

We are dedicated to providing our employees with the best opportunities for both their personal and professional career development.

As an organisation that prides itself on the quality of our services, we are extremely proactive about encouraging continuing professional development for all staff. We offer in-house courses, regular training days and attendance on external courses. 

Living and working in Selby 

Selby is a leafy semi-rural market town located at the southern-most tip of North Yorkshire. Our geographical position means we have superb road and rail links, using the M1/A1, M62, M18 motorways and A19 and A63 roads, a direct route via Hull Trains to London and other parts of the country via Selby, York and Leeds Railway stations; allowing staff the opportunity to travel easily to Leeds, York, Harrogate, Wetherby, the beautiful Yorkshire Coast, Dales and Wolds.

With our state-of-the-art modern campus providing an excellent working environment, a culture of success, competitive salaries and a great range of staff benefits, Selby provides an excellent place to live and work. 

Please apply using the online TES application form to

Closing date: 27th February 2018

 We are committed to the safeguarding of and promoting the welfare of students. This  appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

Job location

More about Selby College
Address: Abbots Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8AT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1757 211000