Assistant Principal

United Colleges Group
£15000 - £100000

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Job Description

Role: Assistant Principal: Health, Wellbeing and Care

Location: Cross Campus

Responsible to: Deputy Principal

Salary: £63,873.00 per annum (including London Weighting Allowance)

Role Type: Full Time, Permanent

About UCG

United Colleges Group (UCG) is based at the heart of the education sector in London. With a combined turnover of c£50m, the Group has both the ambition and strength to create a lasting difference in the local communities it serves, and beyond. United Colleges Group, formed in 2017, has continued to provide strong education and skills support to the c16,000 learners who we serve every year. We have around 1,000 dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic staff who always put the needs of our students first and we are now looking for an Assistant Principal: Health, Wellbeing and Care to join our cohort of dedicated staff.

About the Role

The Assistant Principal for Health, Wellbeing and Care will contribute to the strategic, operational management, development and performance of all aspects of College operations. You will deliver the implementation of the College Group’s quality improvement strategies for elements of the Education Inspection Framework and maintain a culture of continuous improvement through self-assessment and other quality initiatives through the College Group. The Assistant Principal for Health, Wellbeing and Care will work with collegiately and collaboratively with all staff to develop the College’s strategic and operational objectives into approved strategic plans and annual performance targets, to review the Curriculum Delivery Plan and related processes.

The Health Wellbeing and Care Career Cluster is made up of Health and Social Care, Early Years, Hair and Beauty, Sports, Travel and Tourism and Public Services as well as re-engagement programmes. There are approximately 850 learners in this career cluster, approximately 600 learners in study programmes and around 250 adults. The Career Cluster is preparing for the delivery of T-Levels in September 2023.

The successful applicant will be expected to lead, manage and develop a team of staff, with direct line management responsibility for 5 Curriculum Managers across the Career Cluster as agreed with the Group or Deputy Principal and will provide line management responsibilities for staff performance, identifying and facilitating any development needs or training requirements of the staff within your area.

The Assistant Principal for Health, Wellbeing and Care will:

• Provide outstanding leadership and management of the College Group’s curriculum quality assurance and enhancement and student support to ensure innovative and effective delivery of teaching, learning and assessment, securing outstanding performance across all College Group activities and provision.

• Be educated to degree level or equivalent with a record of continuous professional development and will have a recognised teaching qualification

• Have an excellent understanding of curriculum development and of achieving high standards of innovation and delivery in teaching and learning.

• Have a strong understanding of the policy context for education with a firm grasp of such areas as the Skills and Post 16 Education Act, the skills agenda and employer engagement, the student learning experience, The Education Inspection Framework and Enhanced Inspections, and awareness and oversight of the variety of funding streams, including Free Courses for Jobs and Multiply

• Have experience of initiating and managing significant cultural change with a track record of shaping a management team to achieve planned outcomes.

• Have the ability to communicate and explain complex issues and reports in a way which can be clearly understood

• Have the ability to present information confidently and to take feedback constructively

• Be highly organised and have the ability to manage specialist, complex projects with excellent attention to detail

• Have experience of motivating, developing and managing the performance of effective, multi-disciplinary teams across multiple sites

• Have the ability to communicate effectively with key senior stakeholders and mange and delegate workload of team effectively in a challenging environment and build positive internal and external relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

In return, the Group offers generous annual leave, a defined-benefit pension scheme, an interest-free season ticket loan, cycle scheme, free sight tests, enhanced maternity and paternity leave schemes and many other benefits.

The College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to full-vetting procedures including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services Check.

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