Principal and Chief Executive

Competitive Salary (DfE approval pending)

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 27 June 2024

Interview dates:  Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July 2024

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Introduction

Newham College is one of the top-performing further education colleges in London and is a beacon of achievement, inclusivity and collaboration. Our students are at the heart of everything we do and our leaders and staff are crucial in ensuring we support them to develop the skills to achieve their ambitions.

We are now seeking a new Principal and Chief Executive who will ensure our position as an anchor institution in East London is maintained and further strengthened. Given our strong connections with a wide range of stakeholders, we are seeking a new leader who will inspire confidence externally as well as driving equality of access to high-quality technical education. Alongside this external focus, our new Principal and Chief Executive will foster a culture of high expectations, ensuring everything we do has a positive long-term impact on each and every one of our fantastic students.

We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this crucial appointment. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to contact Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk to discuss the role before the closing date.

About Us - Welcome

Dear colleague,

Thank you for expressing interest in the Principal and Chief Executive role at Newham College London. With our current leader, Paul Stephen, preparing to retire, we are searching for a new senior figure to drive ongoing success in a rapidly evolving landscape. This also includes a likely merger with Newham Sixth Form College in November 2024. If the merger is completed, our new Principal and Chief Executive will lead this newly-formed organisation to ensure both a successful merger and the long-term future of the college.

We hold the distinction of being the first college in the country recognised by Ofsted for making a significant contribution to meeting local skills needs. Our commitment is to piroritise our students’ needs, guiding them toward their career aspirations with the necessary skills and qualifications.
We seek a leader who comprehends the challenges and opportunities of this area and champions equal access to high-quality technical education, fostering a learning culture across students, staff, and governors.

The successful candidate for Principal and Chief Executive will motivate our dedicated staff through a clear vision and a commitment to post-16, adult, and higher education. Navigating a swiftly evolving world demands strategic acumen to ensure consistent success while always prioritising our students’ best interests.

As Chair since February 2023 I have been struck by the collaborative ethos among governors and senior management. Together, we aim to positively impact our students and the community through robust, skills-based education. The incoming leader will work closely with the board to uphold this and drive lasting benefits for our student body.

Please do get in touch with our lead consultant from FE Associates, Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk to find out more about this opportunity. We eagerly anticipate your application as your leadership can make a tremendous contribution to the future of Newham College London.

Warm regards

Paul Jackson
Chair of Corporation

How to Apply

If you have the very special qualities and the passion to make a real a difference to the future of our students and business, then we would like to hear from you.

Please complete the registration form below to access the candidate information pack, application form and the equality and diversity form.

NB:  Please ensure you complete all fields and click on both the Terms and Conditions check box as well as the Consent check box to enable access to the documents.

We have appointed FE Associates to help us find the right person.  Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk to discuss the role before the closing date.

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 27 June 2024

Interview dates:  Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July 2024

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    Stage 2 of 2: Submitting Your Application

    Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

    Once you have obtained the full information and had an informal discussion with Jo Johnston, you must email your application to recruitment@fea.co.uk by the closing date deadline. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

    Please read the 'Submitting Your Application' Section in the Candidate Information Pack for full instructions on how to submit your application.

    Your application must include the following 2 documents:

    1. A fully completed Application Form (located above). Please do not include your CV as part of, or substitute for, the application form.
    2. The Equality and Diversity Form (located above).

    Key Dates for Submitting Your Application:

    Closing date: 9am on Thursday 27 June 2024

    Interview dates:  Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July 2024