Principal of Priestley College, Warrington

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Priestley CollegeWarrington

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Governors are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual who will provide outstanding leadership and strategic management for this successful and inclusive Sixth Form College.

The person appointed will have impressive levels of commitment, drive, enthusiasm and resilience to lead the College through a challenging landscape.  Significant Senior Management experience in a further education or secondary school setting will be essential.

Priestley College became a 16-19 academy in 2017 and was a founding member of The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT) which includes both primary and secondary schools.

Interested parties can arrange a pre application visit to Priestley and/or discussion with the TCAT Chief Executive Officer by contacting Carol Blinkhorn on 01925 624453.  For all other enquiries please contact HR on 01925 624460 or email

Closing Date: Monday 25th November 2019

Interviews: Monday and Tuesday, 9th and 10th December 2019

Method of Application:

All applications must be made using the Priestley College Principal Application Form, available on the Job Vacancies page at Applications should be submitted by email to or sent in hard copy to HR, Priestley College, Loushers Lane, Warrington, WA4 6RD.  HR will contact those candidates shortlisted for interview.

For full information about the post please refer to the Application Pack and supporting documentation, available on the Priestley College website.

Priestley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to and Enhanced DBS check and safer recruiting procedures.

If you have any questions please contact

More about Priestley College
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Loushers Lane, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6RD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1925 633591
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PRIESTLEY  is an inclusive college with a consistent record of high achievement. It offers around 70 A-Level and Vocational courses and was the first sixth form college in the country to achieve STEM-assured status. 

It is part of The Chall...