Assistant Principal - Sixth Form

Job type Blackburn College
Contract Type Permanent
Positions Available 1
Closing Date 13-10-2017
Salary £67,650 per annum
Reference Code 2977
Hours Per Week 37
Interview Date 24-10-2017
Job Description

Closing Date: 9am Friday 13 October 2017

Blackburn College has a distinctive position in further and higher education. We are one of the largest providers of HE in FE in a college environment, and the scale of our provision is matched by our influence and innovation. We achieve significant outcomes for students and respond to every opportunity to meet the needs of employers and seek to be their provider of choice.

Blackburn College Sixth Form is a major provider of the highest quality academic and vocational education in East Lancashire. The College Sixth Form portfolio includes A Levels, ESOL provision and a significant Creative Arts portfolio. We are one of the few Colleges in England to offer the highly successful University of the Arts London (UAL) Foundation Diploma in Art and Design programme.  We have been providing quality education for many years and continue to grow and develop to meet the demands of our local school leavers and adult learners. Our diligent Sixth Form staff work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn, enjoy and achieve at College.

We will continue to meet the demands of stakeholders and, above all, students. This post represents an important statement of intent: including continuing to transform the lives of individuals, heightening our impact on business and communities, while maintaining the quality of our Sixth Form education.

The Post

Leadership of our Sixth Form will require commitment to growth, relevance and academic excellence to address the aspirations and expectations of students. The role will require leadership across academic and operational domains.

The Assistant Principal: Sixth Form will provide leadership of the Academic Studies and Creative Arts teams to deliver an excellent student experience by generating an academic culture that blends education and professional practice.  

Leadership of the Academic Studies and Creative Arts teams will be inspirational and will enable staff to develop across the different functions contributing to excellencein teaching and learning.

The Assistant Principal will be a member of the College’s Leadership Team.

The Person

Applicants can come from the full spectrum of FE/Sixth Form College institutions and must have relevant experience and perspectives. The person will have high credibility within the College and in all its strategic and operational contexts.

Successful delivery of the role of Assistant Principal: Sixth Form requires a person who will add value to an already developed body of provision, and will:

- demonstrate clear understanding of both the market and policy context affecting academic and vocational studies,

- ensure full compliance with official mandates, demonstrating knowledge of achieving best institutional outcomes;

- be comfortable with and demonstrate success in meeting targets;

- deliver clear and inspirational leadership,  complemented by the ability to translate policy into successful delivery;

- have an acute understanding of and practice in business planning for a Sixth Form;

- develop external links as appropriate, incorporating business opportunities and academic partnerships;

- provide an additional dimension and dynamic to College leadership.

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Person Specification

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Other Information

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How To Apply

Guidance Notes- updated version.pdf

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