RNN Group

Chief Executive and Principal for the RNN Group

Recruiter
RNN Group
Location
UK-Rotherham
Salary
£130,000 - £150,000
Posted
18 Mar 2019
Closes
07 Apr 2019
Ref
SRF000817_1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

Chief Executive and Principal for the RNN Group
Full time, permanent
Based at Rotherham College (Town Centre Campus) with travel across the Group


The RNN Group is an education and training provider, meeting the needs of thousands of learners and employers every year and contributing at the heart of our communities. With an annual income of over GBP 40m, the RNN Group includes three Further Education colleges (including Rotherham College, North Notts College and Dearne Valley College), three training organisations and the University Centre Rotherham (UCR). The UCR is a brand new campus opened in September 2018 dedicated to offering degrees locally and making Higher Education accessible to the people of Rotherham and the surrounding areas. The RNN Group is the largest single provider of education to school leavers in an area bridging South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.

In total, the RNN Group employs or engages over 1,400 staff to educate and train over 16,000 learners each year, including over 3,000 apprentices. The Group works at the centre of the local communities, contributing to civic life and economic renewal. From the heartlands in South Yorkshire and the East Midlands, the RNN Group helps companies succeed and individuals learn their way to career security, fulfilment and happiness.

The RNN Group's main goal is to be an 'outstanding' education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do.

To help us achieve this we are looking to appoint a Chief Executive and Principal for the RNN Group who is able to lead the RNN Group to a position of strength, providing inspiration, wisdom and strategic insight. In particular to:

  • Lead the organisation to successfully achieving a rating of Outstanding within the next 5 years
  • Ensure that learning, teaching, assessment and the overall student experience are of the highest possible quality
  • Establish a constructive and collaborative organisational "students first" culture
  • Increase the profile and the influence of the RNN Group
  • Lead the development and delivery of a coherent strategy
  • Ensure the College has long term financial strength
  • Make the College more efficient, effective and sustainable


The successful candidate will be an experienced senior manager who is able to lead a large organisation that has gone through considerable change. A leader that can inspire staff, learners and stakeholders and has the drive and determination to make a positive difference for the RNN Group, the employers and stakeholders for the Group's long-term future.

This role provides an ideal opportunity for an experienced Principal or a strong deputy looking for their next career step. If you want to be part of leading the next part of our journey, we look forward to hearing from you.

Why work for us?

Salary: Circa GBP 130,000 - GBP 150,000 based on skills, experience and qualifications.
Holiday entitlement. 35 working days in each holiday year (1 August to 31 July) plus bank holidays, plus an additional 5 days on days when the Group's activities are suspended in the interests of efficiency.

Other benefits : Teachers' Pension scheme, or the Local government South Yorkshire pension scheme as appropriate; occupational sick pay and a mileage allowance for travel between sites.

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check.

Full JD/Person Spec

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this role please send a up to date CV and a covering letter (up to three pages in length) outlining why you would be suitable for this role to chumphries@rnngroup.ac.uk

For further information about this role, please contact:
Jane Hartog - Exec Director for HR, OD & Marketing on telephone: 01709 722897 or mobile: 07974450190

Tony De'Ath - Exec Director for Corporate Services / Clerk to Corporation on telephone: 01709 722704 or mobile: 07970 485476

Closing date and interview timeline: applications will be received until midnight on 7th April 2019

For candidates who have been successfully shortlisted, the provisional interviews dates are as follows: Initial interviews w/c 29th April and for successful candidates an assessment centre w/c 7th May.
 

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