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Associate Principal (Northumberland College - Land based and Outdoor Provision)


£60,000.00 per annum


Permanent, Full Time


37 hours per week

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Principal (Northumberland College)


Northumberland College


Following the merger of Northumberland College with Sunderland College, this excellent career enhancing opportunity has been developed.

We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and values based Associate Principal to help lead our land based provision into its next phase. Kirkley Hall Campus has huge potential with its farm, zoo and outdoor activity centres all focused on supporting a wide ranging curriculum.

To meet our high expectations, you must have a ‘can do’ attitude and relish turning challenges into opportunities. You must be able to demonstrate a track record of successful leadership, and be skilled in empowering others to fulfil their potential and flourish. Importantly you must be able to inspire and motivate our people to perform strongly and effectively.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a significant impact on the success of our students. Based out within curriculum, but working as an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be accountable for the land based and outdoor curriculum. You will lead the continued transformation of curriculum, improve quality, teaching, learning and assessment across all areas of responsibility, raising them to the highest possible standards, and as a result secure outstanding student progress.  You will draw on a range of commercial resources to support your curriculum innovation.

Role modelling our professional values and leading to inform a consistent culture of excellence is a key priority.  Most importantly, you must be a champion for Education Partnership North East (EPNE), believe in our vision and strategic goals, and want to be part of the next phase of our exciting transformation.

This post will lead on improving the success and quality of our land based education and will have direct responsibility for Kirkley Hall Campus and oversee Carlcroft Farm in Northumberland.

We are looking for an existing leader who is willing and enthusiastic to step up to significant challenges, including: being able to demonstrate leadership experience and proven success in a curriculum/quality role: having a minimum of a relevant level 6 higher education qualification and teaching qualification; the achievement of a land based vocational/technical qualification; being socially confident and having the ability to represent the EPNE effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

To find out more about this opportunity please contact Sara White PA to the Chief Executive of EPNE or the Principal of Northumberland College: sara.white@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk  or call 0191 511 6001.

For details on how to apply please visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies or alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday 24 May 2019.

 It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Monday 10 June 2019

 We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.




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