Principal - University College Isle of Man

Principal - University College Isle of Man

About the role and our team

A highly motivated, inspirational leader with a strong strategic vision is needed to lead University College Isle of Man (UCM) from Autumn 2021 into the next phase of its development.

This post will appeal to you if you are someone who is:

  • Passionate about inclusive education, committed to helping each student achieve their goals
  • strategic and creative thinker
  • strong communicator with drive and business acumen.

You will be a confident networker who relishes the opportunities to play an important part in the educational and wider life of the Isle of Man.

Having the capacity to build on UCM’s present strengths, you will need the skills to become quickly established and successfully lead the staff team, whilst fostering positive relationships with all stakeholders.

This is a fantastic opportunity for either an existing Principal or a highly experienced Deputy or Vice Principal with a proven record in strong leadership skills, to lead our University College.

We are seeking someone who can:

  • Plan strategically and create a longer-term vision for UCM
  • Collaborate and build high performing teams, and be able to inspire, motivate and develop sustainable relationships with all members of the educational community
  • Demonstrate a flair for attracting, retaining and developing talent
  • Manage financial budgets with astuteness and engage and contribute successfully to the wider organisation
  • Set high expectations and quality standards
  • Be passionate about making a positive difference to pupils’ lives within an inclusive environment; someone who is ambitious for all our students
  • Engage with students, staff, community stakeholders in a manner that is open, inclusive and conveys the values of the Department of Education, Sport and Culture and UCM
  • Be resilient, adaptable and able to deal with complexity, challenge and change
  • Be outward looking and strong on innovation and able to keep up with cutting edge developments in pedagogy and leadership techniques

You will have an impressive record of strategic thinking and innovative change management, as well as an appetite for seizing opportunities to drive further excellence, added value and growth. This role offers you a fantastic opportunity to grow, develop and influence the future direction of our close, innovative, educational community.

About University College Isle of Man

UCM has a long-standing reputation for excellence in training and education on the Island. They are proud to have inspired, challenged and empowered students over the years to make a positive impact on the world around them.

UCM offers a broad range of courses, which includes academic, vocational and professional options, as well as leisure and recreation.

UCM is non-incorporated and responsible to, and has funding delegated by, the Isle of Man Department of Education, Sport & Culture as part of the Isle of Man Government. It provides quality HE, FE, vocational and non-vocational education and training courses reflecting the needs of local commerce, industry and the Island community.

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im

A relocation package of up to 70% of expenses incurred, based on receipts, is available for this role.

Housing Assistance is also available where the Department will pay the difference between your current mortgage/rent bill, and that of your new accommodation on the Isle of Man, up to a maximum of £500 per month for a maximum of 2 years.

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