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Principal / Chief Executive

Permanent | Northwest | Highly Competitive Salary

This is your opportunity to lead the Trafford College Group, one of the UK’s leading education organisations at a time of political, academic and social change. The group has a bold reputation for curriculum innovation and learning, with the resources, operational capacity and partnerships to deliver truly exceptional outcomes for its learners. With a strong and effective leadership team in place, the group is well set to take on the challenges the sector faces and is seeking to appoint an ambitious and dynamic Principal/Chief Executive to deliver for students and employers across its regional community.

This is an exciting time for a new Principal/Chief Executive to work with the board to define the strategic direction for the group, whilst playing a pivotal role in delivering the ambitious educational and employment outcomes planned across the region. The group is set to invest heavily in its estate to create a sector leading proposition at Stockport, so prudent financial management, a total commitment to quality and effective teaching and learning will be central pillars that will drive student enrichment and deliver better outcomes for all.

We are seeking to appoint a proven leader who is strategic in approach, who knows how to deliver change within a fast-moving and complex operational environment. Your drive, passion and creativity will be inspiring, and you will deliver results that will ensure success. You must bring professional credibility, drawn from within a complex multi-stakeholder education environment, coupled with the communication flair to engage, inspire and influence both regionally and nationally.

This is a rare and unique role for an individual seeking an exciting challenge with the brief to innovate, grow and lead one of the UK’s leading college groups.

For more information regarding this role and details of how to apply, please review the assignment brief below. To apply, please forward your CV with covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. referencing assignment DP2020. Closing date for applications will be 9.00am, Monday 8th June 2020.

 Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please call John Dodd on 07545 431848 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

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Vice Principal, FE Curriculum

Permanent | Northwest | Competitive Salary

Salary: £75,000 with more available for an exceptional candidate

We are delighted to be working with LTE Group, the UK’s largest, fully integrated social enterprise, dedicated to learning, training and employment. Created to respond to the changing national skills agenda and economic needs of our communities, the Group is well placed to shape and inform how education is delivered at a local, regional and national level. It achieves this objective through its sector leading brands: The Manchester College, UCEN Manchester, Novus, Total People and MOL. To support the ongoing successes and development across The Manchester College, we are now seeking to appoint an inspirational leader to drive forward the college’s curriculum agenda.

As Vice Principal FE Curriculum, you will take the leading role in defining the direction of FE curriculum across this expansive college, developing clear progression pathways and securing positive destinations for learners in support of the regions wider economic agenda. You will sit as part of the Group’s leadership team working on policy activities, driving learner number growth, supporting business development and working with external partners as the college moves towards outstanding.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable evidence of leadership and management in a curriculum-based role in a complex and service-led further educational establishment. Importantly, they must be innovative in their thinking capacity, build relationships with consummate ease and have the strategic thinking and planning skills to succeed in a constantly evolving and progressive group structure. Adding to this, they must have the ability to drive a progressive agenda, be purposeful in approach and work as part of a leadership team that will shape the long-term careers of its learners.

For more information, please download the assignment brief below. To apply, please forward an up-to-date CV and covering letter, quoting REF DP2021 with salary details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9.00am 18th May 2020. For a confidential and informal discussion, please call John Dodd on 07545 431848 / 0151 342 5244 or email him directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Vice Principal, Studednt Experience and Support

Permanent | Northwest | Competitive Salary

Salary: £75,000 with more available for an exceptional candidate

We are delighted to be working with LTE Group, the UK’s largest, fully integrated social enterprise, dedicated to learning, training and employment. Created to respond to the changing national skills agenda and economic needs of our communities, the Group is well placed to shape and inform how education is delivered at a local, regional and national level. It achieves this objective through its sector leading brands: The Manchester College, UCEN Manchester, Novus, Total People and MOL. To support the ongoing successes and development across The Manchester College we are now seeking to appoint an inspirational leader to drive forward the college’s student experience agenda.

As Vice Principal, Student Experience and Support you will take the leading role in defining the direction of Student Services across this expansive college, delivering an outstanding experience and building an aspirational culture for all, whilst fully conversant of wider regional and national policies. You will sit as part of the Group’s leadership team, leading on safeguarding and inclusion, influencing the marketing and employability initiatives, working with external partners and employers to ensure students are supported across all areas as they achieve and progress through the college and beyond. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrable evidence of leadership and management in a student development role in a complex and service-led further educational establishment. Importantly, they must be innovative in their thinking capacity, build relationships with consummate ease and have the strategic thinking and planning skills to succeed in a constantly evolving and progressive group structure. Adding to this, they must have the ability to drive a progressive agenda, be purposeful in approach and work as part of a leadership team that will shape the long-term careers of its learners.

For more information, please download the assignment brief below. To apply, please forward an up-to-date CV and covering letter, quoting REF DP2022 with salary details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9.00am 18th May 2020. For a confidential and informal discussion, please call John Dodd on 07545 431848 / 0151 342 5244 or email him directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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