Principal – eatjobs – Blackpool


Job Description


Salary: £100,000 – £120,000 (negotiable dependant on experience)

Start date: January 2024

We are an outstanding college specialising in 16-19 education. We are a high-achieving and well-respected sixth-form college, recognised as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in December 2021. We pride ourselves on our academic excellence and on delivering outstanding teaching and support. Blackpool Sixth is a vibrant, caring and happy community of staff and students, serving a wide area which includes Blackpool and all major towns and villages of the Fylde and Wyre District.

The current Principal is retiring in December 2023, creating an exciting opening for an ambitious new Principal to continue to provide outstanding strategic and operational leadership to the college. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic professional with a proven track record of leadership within education.

We are seeking a leader with vision, integrity and an understanding of the values and ethos of sixth-form education, who will continue to drive the college forward. Our ideal candidate will bring a blend of professional ability, focus and ambition to the college, placing our staff and students at the centre of everything that they do. With a focus on our people and culture and an inclusive, collaborative and visible leadership style, you will have the determination to deliver the highest quality education. You will have the ability to nurture and develop relationships and will engage and inspire staff, students and our wider community in a vision and approach to education that seeks to inspire learning, develop character and build futures.

Full details of this exciting opportunity can be found in the candidate pack by clicking the APPLY link we will send you the full pack and application details

Closing date for applications: 25 January 2023, 9.00am

Interview Date: 21 February 2023

Other Information

The health and wellbeing of our staff is important to us, we have an established health and wellbeing group whose mission is to help create a healthy working environment for staff and students through the promotion of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of a protected characteristic, or is disadvantaged by any conditions or any related individual requirements. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and all diverse groups. The college provides equality of access, services and care to everyone, regardless of people s age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression or trans status, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the college s commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance. All shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a self-declaration of any criminal record or information that will make them unsuitable to work with children. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn should any information come to light that has not been included in the self-declaration. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from regulated activity relevant to children, anyone caught doing so will be reported to the police immediately. Please note that we reserve the right to review your online presence in line with the keeping children safe in education guidance. For all appointed teaching staff we will verify any professional qualifications, teacher induction/probation information and if a prohibition order has been issued by the secretary of state.

We will also complete a search of the teacher regulation agency Teacher Services system to check for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS), the completion of teacher induction or probation and to ensure no sanctions or prohibition orders are in place.

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