Principal, Bristol

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Brendan's Sixth Form CollegeBristol

Date posted:
Start date: 1st May 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £92,203 to £105,339 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

St Brendan’s Catholic Sixth Form College is situated in the south of Bristol in an exceptional modern campus setting.

We provide post-16 education in a sixth form environment underpinned by our Christian values and ideals while welcoming students from all religious and non-religious backgrounds. The College strives to act in the spirit of the gospel by providing the experience of a Christian community which supports each individual as a unique creation of God. As part of our Catholic ethos we believe in respect for all individuals; and recognise and celebrate the enrichment that diversity, including diverse religions, philosophies and beliefs, brings to us as a learning community.


The post of Principal is defined by the Instrument and Articles to be a ‘Reserved Post’ and the vacancy is only open to practising Catholics.

We are looking for an exceptional leader to become our new Principal. The ideal candidate will have several years’ previous experience in a senior leadership role within the Education Sector, preferably in a Further Education/Sixth Form post-16 provision. As a practising Catholic we expect you to lead, by example, in living out the mission of the College. As our Principal you will lead the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to ensure that the College succeeds in its mission, achieves its strategic aims and objectives and fulfils its responsibilities. In addition to the strategic direction and development of the College, specific responsibilities will be determined based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

The post of Principal is also defined by the Board of Governors as a ’Senior Post Holder’.

The salary on offer is a six-point range from £92,203 to £105,339 per annum. The Board of Governors anticipates reviewing this in the near future subject to the achievement of predicted student recruitment and retention targets.

Closing date for all online applications is by 23.59 pm on Sunday 17th November 2019.

Selection events are planned to be held over 2nd to 3rd December 2019. The preferred start date for this role is 1st May 2020. This is subject to negotiation. (Term begins 20th April 2020).

St Brendan’s is an equal opportunities College and welcomes applications from under-represented groups and ethnic minorities.

Employment at the College is subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.

Full job details and access to an online application process are available on the College’s e-recruitment website.


Applications must be made using our online application form unless you require an alternative process due to a disability or impairment. CV’s are not accepted.  Candidates should note that the successful applicant will be appointed to the service of the Board of Governors.

Applications must be submitted online at by 23.59 on Sunday 17th November 2019. Should you have any questions which are not addressed in these vacancy details please contact us at

Please also take the time to visit the College website to learn more about St Brendan’s at

Candidates are welcome to contact the College to arrange a visit prior to submitting an application.

More about St Brendan's Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Broomhill Road, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 5RQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 117 977 7766
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St Brendan's Sixth Form College is a co-educational further education college based in Bristol. It is a Roman Catholic college.

The college’s facilities include a sports hall, science labs, a learning resources centre, a creative arts suite, communal...