• Location: United Kingdom,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 13 October, 2023 12:00 AM

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Assistant Principal: Higher Education

NPTC Group of Colleges
Are you a dynamic leader with a passion for Higher Education and strategic development? We are seeking an Assistant Principal to play a pivotal role in advancing the NPTC Group of Colleges' Higher Education Strategy. You will be at the forefront of shaping our Higher Education programmes and ensuring an exceptional academic experience for our students. If you have a strong background in Higher Education, a commitment to quality, and the drive to foster innovation, we invite you to embark on this exciting journey with us. Your leadership, organisational skills, and collaborative spirit will be key in shaping the future of higher education at our College.

Management Scale, Point 18, £70,666 per annum.

Full time, permanent.

37 hours per week (including occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends).

NPTC Group of Colleges - To be based at any of our campuses.

About you: Our ideal candidate will hold a First Degree or equivalent and a Masters or equivalent level 7 qualification, a qualification and/or experience in Management. We would also like you to have knowledge and understanding of the HE environment and strategic development in an HE setting. We are seeking a visionary leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, outstanding organisational and communication skills. You will be dedicated to fostering a culture of quality, continuous learning and inclusivity within our Higher Education provision.

About us:NPTC Group of Colleges is one of the largest Further Education providers in Wales, providing almost every conceivable vocational area of education and training including an exciting and varied programme of full and part-time courses stretching across locations from South to Mid Wales.

NPTC Group of Colleges has been educating future generations for over 90 years, we believe that qualifications and training are key to many rewarding career paths, with our highly qualified teaching staff and their wealth of industry knowledge on hand we will open the door to a successful and rewarding future, students are at the heart of everything we do, and we want them to leave us having had more than just an education.

Why work for us?

As well as competitive salaries, our pension schemes are some of the best available. These are administered via the Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teacher's Pension Scheme and provide pensions that are increased each year in line with inflation. We contribute over £21 into your pension, for every £100 you earn.

The holiday allowance is excellent right from year 1. You have 37 days per year of holiday, and as we close the College for up to 5 days over Christmas, this means up to an additional 5 days of leave. With the 8 days of public/bank holidays on top of this, you could benefit from 50 days of annual leave as a manager. This is work-life balance!

We have a range of potential flexible working options available including agile working, sabbatical leave and job share, where it meets the needs of the College. Sickness benefits here are generous, and staff are also provided with free access to independent occupational health, the Employee Support Helpline, a 24-hour life management and personal support helpline. The College also employs a dedicated Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, who provides support and organises very popular events across the Group, as well as providing access to a variety of free wellbeing resources.

There is free car parking at all of our main colleges as well as bike storage, and if you are based in the South, we can also offer a 10% discount at the Lilliput Day Nursery in Neath.

The College is an educator and as such we actively promote and encourage Continuous Professional Development for all of our staff; we may even be able to contribute to the fees for higher degrees and other qualifications helpful to your job.

On top of all this, working at the College gives us the privilege of being involved in helping our learners and our communities succeed and thrive.

NPTC Group of Colleges offers far more than just good salaries!