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Current Opportunity: CEO and Principal - York College

09 October 2020

AoC Create is supporting York College in the appointment of a new CEO and Principal. York College is synonymous with excellence in education and training. Ranked as Yorkshire’s highest performing Further Education college and rated as one of the most successful colleges in the country, they have recently delivered an impressive set of results across all areas of their provision, including spectacular A Level and technical education outcomes. Ofsted graded York College as Outstanding in their 2013 inspection and they also enjoy an Outstanding financial health rating. York College is well known for its unwavering commitment to high quality and their ability to deliver results, yet above all they are a values-driven organisation which effectively develops and motivates a committed, talented workforce. This is a superb opportunity for a new CEO and Principal to lead an ambitious college, following the retirement of the current Principal, who has led the college from strength to strength. With an established platform for success, the college are keen to push the boundaries of excellence and innovation in education and training, while optimising their potential for growth and diversification. They are seeking a leader of the highest calibre, who is visible both internally and externally, and who can inspire students and staff while nurturing strong links outside the college. The new CEO and Principal will develop and embed strategies which position York College at the forefront of post-16 education in our region, ensure their ongoing excellence in quality and financial sustainability, and create opportunities for future growth. You may be a current or aspiring Principal within the Further Education sector or a senior leader within the public and not for profit or commercial arenas; they are flexible about sector background, as long as you share a passion for delivering ongoing excellence and are committed to the spirit of York College values. Enterprising and forward-looking, you will understand financial strategy and deliver continued financial sustainability in challenging times, while building effective relationships to develop new opportunities. An impactful leader, you will have the drive, credibility and gravitas to promote aspiration and deliver the highest levels of quality to sustain our pre-eminent reputation. For more information please visit the dedicated microsite To discuss the role in more detail please contact Bernie Cullen on 020 7034 2631 / or Lesley Lightfoot on 07748 067344 / Closing Date: Sunday 11 November 2018