Assistant Principal

RNN Group
Rotherham [South Yorkshire]
£60,000 - £60,000 Per Year
21 Dec 2020 13:43
18 Jan 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Deputy / Vice Principal
Apprenticeships, Work Based Learning
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal – Apprenticeships, High Level Skills and Innovation

Salary; Circa £60,000 per annum

Full time; Permanent

Location; Rotherham and Worksop (with travel as applicable)


Each year the RNN College Group delivers education and training to thousands of employers, adults and school leavers, making a significant contribution to the heart of the communities we serve. With an income of around £38m each year, the Group includes four colleges of career-focused further and higher education, and two training organisations. We educate school leavers, undergraduates, employees and those re-joining the workforce. In total we employ over 1,000 staff to educate and train over 12,000 people each year.

We work at the centre of our local communities, contributing to civic life and economic renewal. From our heartlands in the Sheffield City Region and the East Midlands, we help companies succeed and individuals learn their way to career security, fulfilment and happiness.

We are now looking to recruit an Assistant Principal for Apprenticeships, High Level Skills and Innovation in leading the provision for Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Commercial provision across the RNN Group. In this role you will be accountable for delivering a responsive and high-quality curriculum and training offer that engages and attracts employers, students and other stakeholders. This role will provide a relentless focus on providing excellent education, training and a curriculum that empowers others to fulfil their potential and flourish.


As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the role will work across all the Colleges and Partnerships within the RNN Group and ensure that staff are skilled and motivated to provide innovative delivery plans that meets the needs of our students and businesses, resulting in excellent work, high-level technical skills development and performance outcomes. This role requires the post holder to have a clear understanding of the key external influences impacting the FE sector; particularly for the Apprenticeship provision.


You will also lead on long and medium-term strategies to ensure the RNN Group develops an effective response and successful plans for T levels, Institutes of technology and key STEM curriculum areas.


It is essential that the post holder has the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments. You will strategically lead this provision, at this crucial time in the Group’s development and will possess outstanding leadership skills, be an excellent communicator and relationship builder and have strong analytical skills, together with an ability to inspire confidence from a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.


It is important that candidates appreciate both the strategic and operational nature of this role. As well as strategically leading, you will be expected to use your outstanding leadership skills to roll your sleeves up and work across the team to deliver for the Group at this crucial time.






A convincing commercial insight and partnership experience is required to develop strong meaningful relationships with local authorities, businesses, employers and organisations in the Sheffield City and D2N2 regions, supporting the work of the Director of Business Development and the employer engagement team.


They will ensure strategic planning processes are in place that enable the Group to address existing and new challenges, establish priorities for the future, and sustain incremental improvement so that the Groups achieves an improved market share particularly in key priority areas.


Have you got what it takes?

We are looking for a well-established leader to deliver this provision, someone who has worked at a similar level in an organisation of similar complexity to the RNN Group. You will have recent experience of managing successful curriculum provision within a Further Education setting and will demonstrate outstanding and motivational leadership to drive high performance and professional practice.


You will have an understanding and appreciation of the opportunities, challenges and complexities within the further education market place, as this is an essential element of this role.


Qualified to degree level, alongside a teaching qualification is essential as well as a proven track record of successful curriculum management of Apprenticeships, Traineeships, High Level Skill or Commercial provision, which has led to at least a good OFSTED grade.


Why work for us?

  • Access to teacher pension
  • Up to 50 days annual leave per year
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications


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 recruit highly motivated, innovative and dynamic individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too; Respect, Support, Inclusion, Excellence and Partnership.


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.


Closing date: Monday 18th January 2021 – if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.  



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