Abbey College Cambridge is one of the leading colleges for international students in the UK. We specialise in helping students from across the world achieve the personal, social and academic growth needed to enter and thrive in the UK’s top universities. We are an academically non-selective college that welcomes over 430 students from over 45 countries. We share our students’ ambition for academic success and we help them achieve impressive exam results, such as 83% A-level grade A*A in 2020. We are also clear that our students are aiming at entering world ranking universities, and we see success with Oxbridge entry every year, together with around one third of our A-level students entering the ‘G5’ elite UK universities.
This is all achieved in a campus located in a quiet area of Cambridge which comprises our own boarding houses, classrooms, laboratories, study and social areas, sports, music, art, dining and performance facilities, all purpose-built to our own specification in 2016. We think of it as a modern take on high quality international boarding. We also pride ourselves in the belief that there is no better place for an international student to study in the UK.
We are currently looking for a dynamic and committed Vice Principal Academic (VPA) to join our team from April or September 2021. As a member of the college senior leadership team, the VPA helps to provide the strategic direction for the college and holds the top level responsibility for all of its academic work. This includes acting as the direct line manager for the senior academic team and the academic support team. It is an exciting time to join a college that is thriving and doing so in challenging times.
Qualifications and Experience
The education of international students at GCSE and A-level should be a passion for you. You must have experience of teaching and departmental management. Have excellent communication, presentation, planning, organisational and leadership skills and have a strong academic background, including holding a degree-level qualification.
• 51 days annual leave (Including Bank Holidays)
• Employee assistance programme
• Sports groups and free on site gym facilities
• Alpha Plus Group personal pension plan
• Season ticket train travel discount and loans
• Cycle to work scheme
• Discounted school fees
• Regular social events
• Discounted beauty treatments
Alpha Plus Group (APG)
Abbey College Cambridge is a constituent college of the Abbey DLD Group of Colleges, which is in turn part of the Alpha Plus Group.
APG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of APG you will be expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
How to Apply
Please read our attached Applicant Information Pack to access full details about the position and visit our recruitment website to apply. Please enclose your CV and a personal statement detailing why you think you have the necessary skills to be successful in this position by the 24th January 2021. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 8th February 2021.
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