Leeds College of Building is unique. We are the only specialist further education college in the UK dedicated to construction and the built environment, with an enviable reputation both regionally and nationally.
Delivering a comprehensive range of courses related to construction and the built environment, our strong links with construction and engineering companies means we are at the heart of the sectors current and future needs.
The College operates over 2 campuses in Leeds City Centre, both with excellent facilities and the campus at Hunslet is currently being expanded, due to complete in the autumn of 2018.
We excel in the delivery of apprenticeships and have built incredibly robust connections with leading regional, national and international organisations. Alongside this we have invested heavily in the College’s higher education provision which has grown significantly over the past five years and is now a key strategic priority.
Whilst we recognise that we have work to do to return to an Ofsted “Good” grade, we have brilliant students, excellent staff and sector-leading teaching and learning resources that will give our next leader the tools they need to be successful. Through astute business and financial management, College finances have improved, and we are rated in EFSA “Good” financial health.
We therefore seek a talented leader who can motivate and inspire the wider College team to achieve our goals and ambitions, replacing Ian Billyard who is retiring after over 15 years as Principal.
Although a good understanding of construction and the built environment is desirable, you will have a successful track record within a curriculum, skills or resources background and possess strong business and financial acumen. You will be a forward thinking team player, committed to supporting the board to develop and deliver ambitious plans for the College. The Board of Governors wish to remain a standalone institution, so sustainability is key and you will need to continue to build on our strong local, regional and national profile, maintaining and developing the excellent networks and stakeholder relationships we have built.
The successful appointee will possess a clear understanding of the FE landscape and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the key national education and skills policies, priorities and agendas in order to lead Leeds College of Building through the next evolution of the sector, successfully navigating any challenges that may arise.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 27th June at 12:00 pm and the assessment centre will be held on the 18th and 19th July 2018.
To apply for this role or to download an application pack visit www.protocol.co.uk/lcb