Executive Head of Sixth Forms

Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 per annum

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 1 May 2024

Interview date:  Wednesday 15 May 2024

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Introduction

TBCG is one of the largest FE providers in England and has grown rapidly in the last few years. Whilst each of our colleges have their own unique environment, we are all united by a common purpose: to help individuals, communities and society flourish through education by raising aspirations and reducing inequality to create a sustainable future.

We are seeking an Executive Head of Sixth Forms to oversee all aspects of our sixth form provision, ensuring the achievement of consistently high standards of educational excellence and delivery of an outstanding student experience that supports our learners’ aspirations.

The ideal candidate will possess significant sixth form experience along with a strategic vision for academic excellence, a passion for student achievement and a proven track record in nurturing a culture of high ambition and aspiration that underpins continual improvement. If quality of education is your top priority and you have what it takes to drive curriculum development and enhance teaching standards that deliver excellent educational outcomes, we would like to hear from you.

We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this crucial appointment. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our recruitment partner, by emailing Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role before the closing date.

About Us - Welcome

Dear colleague,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Executive Head of Sixth Forms, a college within The Bedford College Group (TBCG). The group comprises of 7 distinct colleges with 3 further education colleges, 2 sixth form colleges, 1 land-based college and the national college for motorsport.

We are now seeking a new Executive Head of Sixth Forms to provide excellent leadership across our extensive provision at The Bedford Sixth Form and to drive forward the new Corby Sixth Form which was recently opened after a £9.6 million pound investment. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in running large sixth form provision and can demonstrate that they have worked relentlessly to improve the quality of education. The postholder will be a part of the group’s senior leadership team and will provide a clear vision and strategies to continue to improve the student experience working at pace.

To succeed in this role, you will come to us as an expert, senior leader with a strong track record of driving up standards and providing excellent and highly ambitious leadership to staff. It is essential that you can lead on the development of high expectations and aspirations across our sixth forms and that you can quickly develop a roadmap that takes the provision to where it needs to be. Of course, you will be well supported on this journey. The group is not just raising the bar in education by improving attainment, it is also raising aspirations for all. The Bedford Sixth Form, with its growing population of nearly 1,000 students, is a testament to this effort, solidifying the group’s record of sending more young people to university than any other institution in the region. This success is mirrored in the recently opened sixth form in Corby. We are about to enter the next phase of development for TBCG which will be exciting and professionally rewarding, and we very much hope we have conveyed the excellent career opportunity this role represents for the right person. We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this crucial appointment.

Interested parties are strongly encouraged to contact our recruitment partner Jo.Johnston@fea.co.uk to arrange an initial discussion prior to submitting an application.

With best wishes,

Yiannis Koursis OBE                         Robin Webber - Jones
Chief Executive Officer                   Principal (Northants)

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 Wednesday 1 May 2024

Interview date:  Wednesday 15 May 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 Wednesday 1 May 2024

    Interview date:  Wednesday 15 May 2024