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Brooke House CollegeLeicestershire

Salary: A competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the person appointed together with pension and other benefits – a possible relocation allowance (if required)

The current Principal, Mr. Mike Oliver, is stepping down from his role as of 31st August 2021, after 5 years expertly guiding the college’s improvement and level of compliance. This opens up an exciting opportunity for an equally dynamic and inspirational leader to take the College forward to the next stage of its development.

Brooke House College is an independent, international, fully-residential, co-educational boarding college situated in the pretty market town of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, and founded in 1967. The College has capacity for 300 students NOR as registered with DfE, and accept students from the ages of 11-19. The college currently welcomes students from 62 different countries.

The College is now looking to appoint a new and inspirational Principal. They will be accountable for the overall leadership and management of the College. Reporting directly to the owners, they will promote and harness a shared and compelling vision for the ongoing development of the Brooke House College, and turn the future development plans for the College into reality.

We seek an individual with a proven track record of success in leadership, who is innovative, ambitious, with first-class communication skills. The successful candidate will be a creative and strategic thinker who can further lead, promote, and market the College and its thriving, diverse, and vibrant community into the next phase of its life whilst at the same time nurturing the College’s ethos and values. As a boarding college dictates work will be required throughout all aspects of the term time, including at weekend and evenings. 

The leader we are looking for will need to be visible, accessible, and eager to engage across all aspects of the many College activities. You will have experience of leadership and management within a school setting and with it a proven ability to innovate and drive significant strategic improvement and standards. You will have a credible track record in school leadership and will continue to build on the high expectations, and will seek to ensure that pupils' talents and abilities are nurtured and encouraged to enable them to reach their full potential.

For a private and confidential discussion about this exciting post please contact our recruitment partner Chris Gartner, from Hays Leadership Appointments, on 07595 646 645 or via email to

Closing deadline: Thursday 20th of May at 9:00am

You will need to firstly make contact with Chris Gartner from Hays Leadership Appointments. All applications need to be submitted this way.

Brooke House College is an Equal Opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks at enhanced level with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and past employers.

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