Principal, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Closing date:

Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form CollegeLeeds, West Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1 April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: A competitive six-figure salary is offered. Assistance with relocation will be considered.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College is a highly successful college located in the Universities area of Leeds.  The College is rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, is established in the top quartile of all sixth form colleges for value added and is always oversubscribed. 

The governors seek a person with the vision and ability to build on Notre Dame’s reputation for educational excellence underpinned by Catholic values.    

This post could be of interest to an existing principal or senior leader in a Sixth Form College or an equivalent post holder in a school or academy having a large sixth form. 

Potential candidates are welcome to have an informal discussion with the current Principal, Terry Coen, and/or arrange a visit to the College.  

The successful applicant will: 

  • be a committed, practising Roman Catholic able to maintain and develop the Catholic character of the College and its willingness to welcome those of other denominations and faiths; 
  • have the vision to lead the College in offering an outstanding educational and extra-curricular experience for each student; 
  • possess the excellent interpersonal skills necessary to lead and motivate a committed, capable staff; 
  • have the knowledge and understanding of funding and finance essential to successfully manage a £9m+ budget; 
  • have undertaken professional development appropriate to the post and have achieved success in a senior management role; 
  • be active in promoting partnerships with students, parents, partner and other schools, the Catholic and wider community.  

Closing date: 09:00 on Friday, 20th October 2017 

Post Description and Person Specification attached.  For further details, including the full application pack please follow this link:

Interviews: will be held Monday 27th November and Tuesday 28th November 2017  

The College is committed to Safeguarding and promotes the welfare of young people and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9BL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 294 6644
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Mission Statement

Building a Community on Faith and Trust

Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College, inspired by the Christian tradition, holds at the centre of our ethos the dignity and uniqueness of each person. Notre Dame values and welcomes those of...