Principal – Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Principal Coulsdon Sixth Form College

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a great college, with the support and benefits of being part of a larger college group. Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon College, both ambitious and successful education providers, merged in February 2019, forming a group which spearheads opportunity, aspiration and excellence across the borough of Croydon and beyond.  We are now recruiting a new Sixth Form College Principal for Coulsdon Sixth Form College, due to the impending retirement of the current post holder.

Benefiting from a talented workforce, a modern building, great sports facilities and good resources, the Sixth Form College offers the local community of Croydon and beyond access to a wide selection of A-Level and Btec courses to support 16-18 year olds into Higher Education and Apprenticeships.  With recruitment in 2019/20 above expectations, and strong applications for the 2020/21 academic year, we need a new leader who can drive the college forward on its journey from good to great.

This is an exciting, developmental role, offering the opportunity of leadership of a good Sixth Form College, within the supportive environment of Croydon College. Our new postholder will lead on the delivery of high quality teaching and learning, an excellent student experience and outstanding outcomes. Heading all aspects of the Coulsdon campus, you will also have a key input into group strategic objectives, as a member of the wider college executive team.

We’re looking for an inspirational leader who’ll fully engage staff, students and the community in the college’s journey to great. Our successful post holder could have a background in a sixth form college, GFE college sixth form centre, school or academy, so long as you prioritise inclusivity and high quality and have a passion for transformational education. We are also flexible about the current level of experience and will consider candidates progressing into a senior leadership post.

Closing Date: Sunday 16 August 2020

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For a confidential conversation about this great opportunity please contact Bernie Cullen at or call 07867  178 735 and Lesley Lightfoot at or call 07748 067344

Closing deadline for applications is Sunday 16 August 2020

Key information

Salary: Circa £80,000
Location: Coulsdon
Organisation: Coulsdon Sixth Form College, Croydon College
Closing date: 16 Aug 2020
Posted on: 20 Jul 2020

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  • Bernie Cullen
    Recruitment Manager
  • Lesley Lightfoot
    Recruitment Manager

For a confidential conversation about this great opportunity please contact Bernie Cullen at or call 07867  178 735 or Lesley Lightfoot at or call 07748 067344

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