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Employer Loreto Sixth Form College
Location Manchester
Salary For this exceptional role, the salary will be £120,000 per annum
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1 June 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter

Loreto College, a leading Catholic Sixth Form College on the Hulme/Moss Side boundary in Manchester, is seeking an outstanding leader to become its next Principal, to shape the College's future and build on the exceptional achievements of our students and staff, on the retirement of our current Principal. The college has been an educational provider in the area for over 150 years and recently completed a £40 million rebuilding programme.

We are one of the largest sixth form colleges in the country and regularly ranked as one of the top performing colleges in the North West for A-level grades (APEJ, with an excellent record of progression for our comprehensive, multi-ability and diverse intake of 3,300 students. Loreto has an outstanding financial and Ofsted rating and was designated as a teaching school in 2014 providing a strategic lead for the 'Teach Manchester' alliance. We form part of an international network of Catholic schools and colleges established by the Loreto Sisters. Loreto has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education for achievement in an inner city context.

A practising Catholic, you will share a commitment to our educational mission and values. You will be excited by this opportunity to provide the hands-on leadership of a college of our scale and social value. You will have an impressive record of strategic thinking, and innovative change management, as well as an appetite for seizing opportunities to drive further excellence, added value and growth. You will enable pedagogic and organisational benefits through stimulating effective interplay of people, process and technologies. You will have a very good understanding of the Sixth Form College/Further education sector at regional and national levels.

You will be an excellent practitioner, able to lead our teaching and learning and our quality and professional development systems by example and to manage with confidence all areas of organisational development. You will be confident in being an ambassador for Loreto College and passionate about driving a curriculum and educational provision that is demanding yet inclusive.

Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 1 December 2016
Site visit: Thursday 8 December 2016
Interviews: Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 December 2016

To apply for this position please visit:

For an informal discussion with the Principal, please phone her PA, Ellie Horsfield on 0161 342 0412 or email

About the employer

Loreto Sixth Form College is located in Hulme, a mile south of the centre of Manchester and very close to Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University, with excellent transport links. It is a part of an international network of Catho...

Information about Loreto Sixth Form College
Phase Further Education
Gender Mixed
Age range 16 - 19 years
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Chichester Road
Greater Manchester
M15 5PB
United Kingdom
+44 161 2279174