Principal & CEO

Salary: Competitive plus a Performance Recognition payment, 35 days holiday, relocation package where required

At New College Durham, we make a life changing difference to all our students' lives by raising their aspirations and affording them the best start in their future careers. The College has a well-earned reputation for excellence, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our overall success rate places us in the top 10% of all colleges nationally for performance. Not only that, but our student achievements and retention rates are among the best in the country.

With extensive state-of-the-art facilities complemented by the most up to date learning materials, IT facilities and resources, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent environment for both students and staff.

Following the retirement of our successful current Principal & CEO from this role, we are now seeking an inspirational leader who will further build on our strong foundations, demonstrate exceptional leadership and have the ability to motivate at all levels. Our culture is one of high aspiration and openness and we would want a leader who works collaboratively with our staff and students, as well as other colleges, partners and stakeholders.

A strong ambassador internally and externally, you will demonstrate an innovative approach, ensuring that the College is effectively positioned to make the most of future opportunities at local, regional and national levels.

You may be a current or aspiring Principal within the Further Education sector or a senior leader within a large complex organisation. You will however need to demonstrate a strong track record of strategic leadership within a complex environment and share our passion for delivering ongoing educational excellence.

For a confidential discussion about the post, please contact our retained consultant Lesley Lightfoot by emailing or by telephone on 07748 067 344.