Kirklees College is seeking to appoint to this new role of Vice Principal Corporate Operations. As a senior postholder, reporting to the Principal and Chief Executive you will be responsible for leading on the transformation of the college’s information systems, ensuring high levels of integration across key systems. It is important that you are commercially aware, as the post holder is also responsible for all non-finance corporate support functions.
As an inspirational and experienced senior leader, you will have a proven track record in integrating systems that generate business intelligence to support the very best decision making, drive efficient curriculum planning, and optimise funding.
You have a strong sense of purpose and should have a good track record in leading teams through periods of development and change. In addition, you will have highly developed communication and collaboration skills together with a detailed understanding of the complex funding structures.
As part of the Executive management team you will play a crucial role in reviewing, shaping and implementing the long-term strategy for the College.
We will expect you to work with skill, pace and commitment. You will be working with a progressive, committed and supportive Board and senior leadership team who are ambitious for success. This post provides an exciting opportunity to deliver successful, sustainable and meaningful change and to contribute to the College being clearly recognised as a beacon of excellence and inclusion.
Kirklees College is a large successful FE college, operating across seven vocational centres and a number of community-based centres across Huddersfield and Dewsbury. With an income of £40million we offer a broad curriculum to over 18,000 students across full-time study, apprenticeships and part-time courses. We enjoy strong support from partners in the communities we serve and know that our continued success depends on our ability to provide a learning experience that is second to none. We want the College to grow and flourish, based on a reputation for excellence and inclusion, serving the needs of students and employers.
The College is focused on continually improving the quality of teaching and learning, with a risk-based approach to quality intervention. The College has been on an improvement journey and has made significant progress in improving the quality of teaching and learning, the outcomes, and the progression of our learners over the last five years. This is an incredible achievement taking into account the changes in educational policy, the qualifications’ reforms and the increased demand and complexity of needs of our students. This progress was recognised by Ofsted in March 2017 and inspectors concluded that Kirklees College continues to be a GOOD college.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact David Beynon (07970 042334) or Emily Price (0115 911 1123)
If you wish to apply for this position the please email an up to date CV and a comprehensive supporting statement (no more than 3 pages of A4) explaining as to why you consider yourself to be a good fit for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading of “Vice Principal Corporate Operations”.
It is important that you give evidence of your experience and knowledge, showing how this matches the criteria set out in the job description and person specification.
Please also provide:
- Your current salary
- Any notice period
- The names addresses and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We expect to take up references for candidates who have been shortlisted, unless you tell us otherwise.
Protocol will send an acknowledgement of receipt via email to all applicants within 24 hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, then please call David Beynon (07970 042334)
The closing date for applications is Monday 27th May 2019.
Assessment Centre will be held on Friday 21st June 2019.
Organisation: Kirklees College
Salary: circa. £85,000
Posted date: 03/05/2019
Closing date: 27/05/2019