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Associate Principal – Technical


£60,000 per annum





Closing Date

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Responsible To

Vice Principal


Bede Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus, Hartlepool Sixth Form, Northumberland College


Attractive benefits for this post include 35 days’ annual leave per year plus bank holidays

An excellent career enhancing opportunity is available for a high performing leader who is ambitious to progress further in the role. Joining our senior leadership team as an Associate Principal, the successful candidate will have direct responsibility for curriculum, in particular technical and 16-19 provision and may be allocated whole college responsibilities depending upon experience and skills.

The post requires an existing leader who is able to demonstrate leadership experience and proven success in a curriculum role and is able to step up to implement high quality technical reforms as we continue with our transformation which is already well underway. An ability to foster fantastic employer partnerships to drive forward quality of education is essential.

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 at the right level, and be skilled in empowering staff and students to fulfil their potential and flourish. Importantly you must be able to inspire and motivate our students and people to perform strongly and effectively.

Successful applicants will be expected to have a significant impact on the success of our students and apprentices. Based out within curriculum, but working as an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be accountable for several curriculum areas. 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.

Role modelling our professional values and leading to inform a consistent culture of excellence is a key priority. Hard work and commitment will be essential as will enjoyment at work where our people and culture are important to us. With dedication, passion and commitment you must be a champion for all Colleges within Education Partnership North East, believe in our vision and strategic goals, and want to be part of the next phase of our exciting transformation.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

To find out more about this great opportunity visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack. Please note we will only accept Sunderland College application forms.

All applications must be received by 12noon on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

Please note, previous applicants need not apply.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Monday 1 July 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.