Vice Principal – Curriculum & Standards

South Thames Colleges Group
Wandsworth, London [Greater London]
£74,620 - £92,540 Per Year, plus Benefits incl 49 Days Leave + Bank Holidays
12 Oct 2021 14:08
22 Oct 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Deputy / Vice Principal
Curriculum, Quality / Standards
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Vice Principal – Curriculum & Standards

As Vice Principal, you will be a pivotal member of the College Management Team and report directly to the College Principal. It will be your responsibility to lead the strategic development and quality improvement of the curriculum in line with both the College and South Thames Colleges Group’s objectives. You’ll have accountability for high quality and consistent experience for all FE students. This will be achieved by relentless attention to detail around identifying strengths, areas for improvement and compliance.

We’re looking to appoint an individual who has significant and successful experience of learning and teaching in Further Education, in particular proven success in securing strong outcomes for learners. You’ll have a proven record in the management of change, including the rapid improvement of underperforming areas, and have substantial knowledge and experience of design and delivery of a responsive curriculum that meets the needs of a diverse client group.

As our Vice Principal, you’ll have proven ability to work effectively as a senior team member, College-wide, as well as lead a significant staff team. You’ll have evidence of successfully working with partners, including employers and HEIs and demonstrate competence in the efficient management of finances, curriculum and resources.


Closing date for the return of completed applications is Friday 22nd October 2021

Interviews to be held on Friday 5th November 2021


The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 37 days plus up to 7 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. This leave is all in addition to Bank Holiday entitlement. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

South Thames Colleges Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

South Thames College is based in Wandsworth and Tooting and provides learning opportunities to about 10,000 students a year, bringing together 16-18 year olds, Adults, Higher Education students and Apprentices.

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to achieve and progress.

When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.