Vice Principal, Luton

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Luton Sixth Form CollegeLuton

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Expected salary range from £74,000 to £78,000 – Commensurate with experience plus a generous relocation package and an attractive benefits package including 38 days annual leave + bank holidays.
Contract term: Permanent

Luton Sixth Form College is exceptionally aspirational for the young people it currently serves and we are deeply committed to extending our work in order to have an even greater impact on educational outcomes for our young people. Established in 1966 as the first sixth form college in the country, we have an impressive track record for quality and educational excellence. 

Everyone at Luton Sixth Form College – students, staff and governors – embraces diversity and inspires our students to reach their full potential so they are well prepared for the next stage of their education. If you have an unshakeable commitment to improving the lives of young people, we encourage you to join us.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented curriculum specialist to join the Senior Leadership Team. In this key position you will be responsible for shaping the College’s curriculum and for ensuring that students receive the best teaching, learning and pastoral support possible, to enable them to fulfil their academic potential. This quality assurance and student support remit runs through the role, as the successful candidate will be the College’s Nominee, leading on self-assessment and inspection preparation and the College’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.  You will have high expectations and standards along with a natural ability to lead by example to motivate both staff and students.  You will relish the opportunity to play an integral role in helping the College to achieve outstanding status. 

Excellent knowledge of data, effective teaching, learning and assessment strategies, and post-16 curriculum developments are therefore essential to this role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have significant leadership experience and a proven track record in raising standards.
  • Have outstanding strategic ability to anticipate and lead change.
  • Possess the excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence necessary to lead and motivate a committed and highly skilled team of staff.
  • Have an excellent record of successful teaching within the 16-19 age groups.
  • Be committed to the inclusive ethos of the College and to the development of an environment in which diversity is celebrated and fairness and respect for others is paramount.

Expected salary range from £74,000 to £78,000 – Commensurate with experience plus a generous relocation package and an attractive benefits package including 38 days annual leave + bank holidays. 

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Start Date: August 2018 

Closing date for all completed application forms: Monday 30th April 2018 

Interviews planned for: Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd May 2018  

Luton Sixth Form College is an equal opportunity employer. It 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 applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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More about Luton Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Bradgers Hill Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 7EW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 877500
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Luton Sixth Form College is a specialist Sixth Form College, providing academic and general vocational education for 16 to 18 year olds in Luton.

Established in September 1966, we are the oldest Sixth Form College in the country and have an enviable ...