Dear prospective applicant,
Thank you for expressing an interest in this key vacancy at our college. The College has been serving the community since 1950 and continues to be a ‘Good’ school after last being inspected in May 2019. The inspectorate also agreed with our self-evaluation that leadership and management was outstanding.
This role is looking after the support functions of the college including staff. You will see from the diagram below that support staff management and leadership is spread out across the senior team but this role will touch on all areas of the college.
We are a PFI school and outsource our major services to third parties and the successful candidate will have responsibility for the management of these on a daily basis. These are G4S for site etc, Aspens for catering and Capita for IT.
This is a senior role and you will be part of a team that is striving to make this college a great one. We are not only looking for someone that has the knowledge, skills and experience to do the job but also someone that aligns with our values. How we lead is as important as the direction we are taking staff in. You need to have the emotional intelligence to deal with sensitive matters with clarity as well as trusting those around you to deliver and when needed have tough love conversations to improve delivery.
Our mission is simple, we want every student to be the best that they can be, thrive in the best possible career and contribute positively to society.
This position is pivotal to achieving that as it knits together all of the support services that allows teachers to teach and students to learn. It doesn’t come without its challenges though, as leading in a climate of ever increasing accountability and diminishing resources is extremely challenging but I truly believe that when leaders lead by staying true to their values, the impossible becomes possible.
You will see from our site that our three key values permeate all that we do and have allowed us to grow from strength to strength:
- Aspiration - Be the best you can be
- Commitment - Do what it takes for as long as it takes
- Success - Be ready to take on the world
The successful applicant will be part of the senior leadership team. As Principal, it has always been my philosophy to grow and nurture new talent so that we create the next generation of leaders, it is something that I have done throughout my career, and this role will support the successful individual on their journey.
If you have high aspirations for children from deprived backgrounds and experience of delivering educational excellence by providing a high quality education for the most vulnerable of students as well the business acumen to know how external services contribute to making this happen, we would like to hear from you.
To assist you in the decision making process we have organised two information evenings, please contact my PA Jo Amey by email to confirm your attendance:
- Information Evening 1 – Tuesday 26th November 5.30pm
- Information Evening 2 – Thursday 28th November 5.30pm
Deadline for applicants is 9am on Friday 6th December 2019.
Interviews will take place on 17th and 18th December 2019
The role will commence from 1st April 2020 or sooner if possible.
Mr F Adam
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks, such as an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Applicants who will be undertaking early and/or later years childcare (or the management of such childcare) will be required to complete a declaration that neither they, nor anyone who lives in the same household, is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.