Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Principal

AoC Executive Recruitment
Gateshead [Tyne and Wear]
£145,000 - £155,000 Per Year, Plus relocation (potentially more for an outstanding candidate)
08 Jan 2021 12:46
07 Feb 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Chief Executive / Principal
Childcare / Early Years
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Principal

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Principal

Salary: £145k – £155k plus relocation (potentially more for an outstanding candidate)

Our purpose: To shape and nurture the most highly prized students in the jobs market.

At Gateshead College we promise to give students the Employment Edge. An industry inspired education designed to give them the qualifications, skills and the mindset that will set them apart in the jobs market and on track for a successful career.

Our strong employer network ensures that the college’s curriculum is clearly linked to regional priorities offering a wide range of programmes for school leavers and adults including study programmes, T Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and currently a small higher education offer. The college has a reputation for customising training to meet the specific needs of its community including the large Jewish Community and a nationally award-winning Architectural Engineering Apprenticeship programme.

With a turnover of circa £30m, the college is based across four high quality campuses and is continuously amongst the top performing colleges in the country in terms of student achievement. We have a strong and positive culture which values staff and we were recently awarded two HRH Princess Royal Training Awards for our work on mental health and coaching.

Following a challenging period, the college is well on track in delivering its financial recovery plan.

With a new Chair and Governors in place, we are now seeking an inspiring and authentic leader to join us.  We want someone with a successful track record of senior leadership in further education and with the presence and credibility to inspire our people, learners and external stakeholders. We welcome candidates from any FE background, but you must be financially literate and have experience of leading a college through change using your emotional intelligence along the way. You will be focused on both the internal and external perspectives of the college and you will lead the development and delivery of our future strategic plan so it’s an exciting time to join us!

For more information please visit the dedicated microsite:

For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Natalie Gee on 07824 845 074 or or Lesley Lightfoot on 07748 067 344 or

Closing deadline for applications is Sunday 7 February 2021

First round interviews will take place via telephone or video conference on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 February 2021

Final selection will take place in the college from week commencing Monday 1 March 2021 onwards (dependent on current national status of the Covid-19 pandemic).

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