Vice Principal – Higher Technical Skills and Academic Studies
The Sheffield College
Sheffield, GB
3h ago

The Vacancy

Open to internal and external applicants

About you

Are you passionate about the role colleges can play in higher education and higher level technical qualifications? Do you can about the role excellent quality higher education can have on social mobility?

Do you enjoy putting ideas and policy into practice, enthusing and collaborating with people as you do? Are you looking for an opportunity to work for an organisation that really cares about its staff and students?

Do you want to make a real difference and help shape and influence the next generation? If so, then this role could be the perfect opportunity for you and to start your career as the Vice Principal Higher Technical Skills & Academic Studies for The Sheffield College.

The Role

We have an amazing opportunity to join The Sheffield College as our new Vice Principal for Higher Technical Skills and Academic Studies, incorporating the college’s Sixth Form and Access provision.

The Vice Principal role is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to take that next step in their career.

As part of our Senior Leadership Team, reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive and Deputy Principal, you will provide outstanding leadership to this area, ensuring the Faculty delivers high quality education to students in the faculty.

You will also work with cross college colleagues to ensure that linked provision in HE is also of a high standard.

You will therefore have extensive experience of working in Higher Education and a proven track record of improving and / or maintaining high quality of education in a similar curriculum area.

Ideally you will be an experienced leader and manager who can develop curriculum plans that ensure students have a pathway that lead them to successful careers.

You will be experienced at managing a significant budget. And of course you will be able to inspire and support your team to do their best work and have a positive, can do attitude.


We offer a wide selection of benefits in return for the work that you will do, such as

  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Excellent holiday allowance 42 days (37 plus 5 discretionary days) plus bank / public holidays
  • Excellent pension package Teacher’s Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work, Car hire, Healthcare schemes plus others
  • TOTUM card with great offers and discounts
  • Next Steps

  • Closing Date : 30 May 2021
  • Shortlisting Date : W / C 31 May 2021
  • Interview Date : Initial panel interviews W / C 7 June, final Executive Interview 18 June 2021
  • As an Investors in Diversity employer we encourage applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. Also, as a Disability Confident Leader we are committed to removing barriers for applicants with a disability during our recruitment process, upon appointment and as an employee.

    We are an employer who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to safer recruiting procedures.

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