Principal & Chief Executive, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Craven CollegeSkipton, North Yorkshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with AoC benchmarked salaries
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an innovative and strategic Principal & Chief Executive; a leader who will build on the existing strengths of Craven College and lead us on the journey to being an outstanding provider of further and higher education.

This job offers an exciting opportunity for a current or aspiring Principal; a people person, someone with a track record of successful strategic institutional change. You will support the Board to develop and deliver bold and ambitious plans for the College, whilst retaining a focus on excellent FE and HE provision for our students and our local communities. Developing the sustainability of the College is a key priority and you will need to build a strong profile and create and maintain excellent networks and stakeholder relationships, particularly with employers.

You will evidence a commitment to continuous improvement, together with the leadership skills to inspire and motivate staff to share the strategic vision for the College. An understanding of the sector is important, because with the Board and senior team you will need to anticipate and respond creatively to challenges and changes from the external environment. The ability to deliver a value for money service for a College with a turnover of £15m, together with a sound understanding of governance is essential.

For further information about the role and the College, and to apply, please go to or for an informal discussion with the Chair about the role please contact Joan Matthews, Director of Governance ( or telephone 07725 676 951).

Closing date: Monday 19 March 2018 at 12noon

Interviews: Over two days on Wednesday 25 April and Thursday 26 April 2018

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More about Craven College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1JY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1756 791411
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Craven College is an aspirational College set in safe, friendly and inclusive rural campuses in Skipton within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and at The Aviation Academy based airside at Leeds Bradford International Airport. We continuously invest in ...