Vice Principal - Inclusion and Student Experience

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Vice Principal - Inclusion and Student Experience

Lighthouse Learning Trust
Southampton, Hampshire
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range - £66,867 to £71,695 FTE
Start Date
1st September 2024
1st May 2024 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1412979

Full-time from September 2024

Salary: Spine Point L11 (£66,867 FTE) - L14 (£71,695 FTE) dependent on skills and experience

Location: As this is a Lighthouse Learning Trust opportunity, the successful candidate will be based from one site (depending on home location) but will be required to split their week between Richard Taunton College, Southampton and St Vincent College, Gosport.

An incredible senior leadership opportunity has arisen to transform the inclusive practice and student experience within our Trust. We are in a period of growth and development and this role will work with the Trust Executive to help us in realising our mission and vision. The Group Vice-Principal will provide strategic leadership of key college services and resources that enable all students to succeed and progress.

This role and provides a wonderful opportunity to:

• Shape the leadership and development of the Student Services, Counselling, Careers and Learning Support provision for Trust college;

• Champion and lead the development of inclusive working practice across the Trust, ensuring the needs of all students are appropriately supported to enable them to succeed;

• Deliver excellent pastoral care and guidance services for our students;

• Lead and develop high-performing teams under your leadership; and

• Develop innovative programmes and services to enable all students to thrive and unlock their potential during their studies with the Lighthouse Learning Trust.

The postholder will be responsible for delivering improvement of the student experience from a successful transition to one our colleges through to graduation and progression to the next stage of education or future career. This includes how we communicate with our students, how we listen to our students and use the student voice to further improve what we do, ensuring that every student has the support required and excellent opportunities to develop the values and wider skills needed to secure success in their studies and life.

We are committed to widening access and participation, and a key element of this role will be to ensure that the student experience is truly inclusive, and that students from a diverse range of backgrounds and with differing individual needs are given the right support to succeed in their studies.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to build, shape and manage our student services functions; to develop and deliver projects and execute a programme of campaigns and events; and to shape innovative services which are essential to the continued development of the Trust.

We are looking for an innovative and experienced practitioner to join us who has already enjoyed success in a senior Leadership role with the performance improvement data to support this. They will share our passion for serving a socially diverse learning community.

Above all, the successful candidate will be able to get the most from their committed colleagues – and transform outcomes for our students.

Candidates should apply online by clicking on ‘apply for this job’.

The Lighthouse Learning Trust is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff. We are an equal opportunities employer that recruits on merit and we welcome applications from all members of the community.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1st May 2024 at midday

Date of interviews: Wednesday 15th May 2024


Safeguarding Statement:

Lighthouse Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Lighthouse Learning Trust

Lighthouse Learning Trust