Salary Point 49, £54,922 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week, all year round
Location Peterborough College
Closing Date 13 March 2023
Join our highly motivated leadership team at Inspire Education Group to lead quality and standards at Peterborough College. We would like to build on the successes of the last few years and therefore aim to appoint an innovative and inspirational Assistant Principal – Quality
Located across the beautiful historic town of Stamford and the vibrantly diverse city of Peterborough, Inspire Education Group (IEG) was formed in August 2020 from the merger of Peterborough Regional College and New College Stamford. Our group also incorporates University Centre Peterborough and delivers commercial training for both local and national employers through our award-winning commercial enterprises which include Stamford Gas Training, MOT Training Centre and Anglia Professional Training.
We are a large employer in the region, with around 1,250 employees who devote their time and energies for the benefit of around 13,500 students studying full-time qualifications, part-time courses, university-level education, and employme53822nt as an apprentice. Our university-level provision at University Centre Peterborough (UCP) was established fifteen years ago and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the group with programmes of learning approved by the Open University, Pearson and Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln.
This would be an excellent career development opportunity for someone with an ambition to further develop their leadership skills. As a newly merged college and therefore seen as a new organisation by Ofsted, we confidently self-assess as a ‘good,’ provider. Our recent monitoring report is further evidence of the quality of our provision and our current performance as a newly merged college group. Now is the time to press home our ambition to be an outstanding college group and this is where you might come in.
The successful candidate will provide accurate and timely data on Quality and Standards for Peterborough College and work closely with the Assistant Principal for Stamford College ensuring that there is a consistent approach to continuous quality improvement across both colleges so that student experience is standardised. The post holder will be passionate about raising standards of provision across the whole organisation and committed to achieving an objective rating of OUTSTANDING in all areas of activity.
Working closely with the Vice Principal of Curriculum & Quality, Assistant Principals of Curriculum and Heads of Faculty the successful candidate will set and deliver the highest standards to learners and employers through the ethos of continuous quality improvement. The candidate will also be confident in carrying out the full range of line management duties and be accountable for planning, forecasting, and implementing pay and non-pay budgets.
The ideal candidate will have specialist knowledge acquired through post-graduate courses and experience to Masters equivalent level. You must hold a teaching qualification (PGCE/CertEd) and a Coaching qualification or be willing to complete one within an agreed timeframe.
You must have proven awareness and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Use of IT (compilation of reports from the database, spreadsheets, word processing) is also essential to the role as is presented at the Executive or Board level.
Finally, in-depth knowledge of current policy and context especially the Ofsted Enhanced Inspection Framework and a willingness to seek out best practice within the sector.
IEG offers excellent benefits including 35 days annual leave, concessionary days at Christmas, access to a generous Local Government Pension scheme, and on-site benefits and facilities, including discounted gym, free parking, beauty and hair salons and a nursery (Peterborough only). We also have access to discount platforms; corporate membership opportunities and salary sacrifice schemes. We promote flexible working and have an excellent employee assistance programme, reflecting our positive approach to mental health and wellbeing.
This role also offers an opportunity to join a well-established and supportive Senior Leadership Team that all want to make a positive difference in the education of all students.
All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).