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Scarborough UTCNorth Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a Principal to lead our school through its next exciting phase of development. The position becomes available due to the retirement of our current Principal who successfully steered the UTC through its opening and has established its early reputation for high quality academic and technical learning for 14-18 year olds.

Scarborough UTC, with specialisms in engineering and computer science, opened in September 2016 in a state-of-the-art new building with facilities and equipment to match. It is favourably positioned close to Scarborough town centre on a prestigious £47 million development, which alongside the UTC boasts a new university campus and Sports Village.  The UTC is a school for 14-18 year olds with world-class sponsors such as GCHQ, Plaxton, Unison Group, McCain, Deep Sea Electronics and the University of Hull. These partners commit generous time and resources to ensure our students receive a relevant and leading edge technical and academic experience. An experience which accelerates their entry into careers in engineering and computer science through preparation for related university degrees or high level apprenticeships. Students study for approved Technical Qualifications, GCSEs and A-Levels. Ours is a distinctive offer, delivered through a challenging and applied curriculum. A programme of study which blends technical and academic routes with embedded employer projects and university enrichment.

Our new Principal will build on current foundations and lead the UTC through its next phase of development and expansion. He/she will secure the best educational outcomes and employer experiences for all students, whilst providing them with clear progression routes for their careers and professional development. Studying with us gives students access to a range of exciting careers in the many areas of future engineering, such as advanced manufacturing, automation, robotics, programming, artificial intelligence and cyber security.

As Principal, you will be a passionate and school leader with the ability to inspire staff, students, parents, employers and our wider community. We are looking for a leader with:

  • an expansive long-term vision for Scarborough UTC;
  • the professional skills and characteristics to drive and implement that vision;
  • a secure understanding of the ever-changing education landscape, system leadership and capacity building in financially challenging times;
  • the ability to build, sustain and draw on effective business, employer, and community partnerships;
  • the ability to lead, manage, motivate, and inspire staff, students, parents, employer and higher education partners and the wider community; and
  • a proven highly effective, open, and collaborative approach.

This is a career-defining opportunity for a current school leader to provide innovative and world-class provision, with the support of employers and academic partners, to meet the needs of all learners at the UTC.

To find out more information, please visit For an informal and confidential conversation, please contact Rachel Singer or Jo Fish at Navigate, our recruitment partners, on 0113 287 8445.

Closing date 12 noon, 9 February 2018


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More about Scarborough UTC
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 18 years
Address: 1 Ashburn Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2JW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1723 821 621
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