Principal – Highlands College (Jersey)

Principal of Highlands College (Jersey)

Salary – Competitive (with benefit of fixed income tax at c20% and generous onboarding package)

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An exciting and strategically significant position has arisen within the Government of Jersey and in the Skills and Learning Directorate for a principal at Highlands College and University College Jersey. The Government of Jersey has high aspirations for building a world-class education system of which Highlands College and University College Jersey is a key part.

The college is the sole provider of further technical and vocational education in the Bailiwick of Jersey and plays a prominent role within the Channel Islands for delivery of higher education provision. Highly valued for its major contribution to the vocational and technical education in Jersey, the college is a key provider of apprenticeship and personal and professional development programmes. With more than 5,000 enrolments in any one year, delivered by its dedicated, skilled and committed teaching and support staff, the college is well placed to play a major role in developing the talent and workforce of the future economy for Jersey.

Following the retirement of the principal of Highlands College, we are seeking an inspirational leader who will further build on our strong foundations. A credible ambassador for technical and vocational education locally, within the Channel Islands, regionally, nationally and internationally, you will demonstrate an innovative approach, ensuring that the college is effectively positioned to make the most of future opportunities for our community. You will be developing high-profile relationships with our business community to ensure we achieve maximum impact on the Island’s economy.

This is an exciting role that would suit a current or aspiring principal within the further education sector, ideally with a curriculum or employer engagement background. You must have experience of successfully working in a complex environment and be politically astute as well as innovative with the capability to deliver on our ambitious plans. Your ability to design educational pathways and solutions appropriate to the context of Jersey is essential.

With terms and conditions of employment that are well above that of most UK colleges,we are proud of our unique advantageous position.

If you are passionate about education and are looking for an opportunity to make a significant difference to the education system for an entire jurisdiction, with the possibility of being world leading in a special and scenic setting, this may be the role for you. A generous relocation package will be offered to the successful candidate. Training and support within the role will also be available as part of the onboarding process.

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Closing date for applications is Sunday 15 March 2020

First round interviews will be held by telephone on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 March 2020

Final selection will be held in Jersey on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 April 2020

Key information

Salary: Competitive
Location: Jersey
Organisation: Highlands College, Government of Jersey
Closing date: 15 Mar 2020
Posted on: 07 Feb 2020

Contact us

  • Lesley Lightfoot
    Recruitment Manager

Email or call 07748 067 344

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