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Assistant Principal - MIS and Apprenticeships

Closing date
22 Sep 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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Location: Southport, Sefton, Merseyside

Contract: Permanent, full-time, 37 hours per week.

Start: As soon as possible, but fully negotiable

Starting Salary: £57,354.00

Relocation: A relocation allowance may be available where the employee's new home is reasonably close to the workplace and the former home is not.

Southport College was formed through the merger of Southport College with King George V Sixth Form College in January 2018. Our 270 staff (FTE) provide a dedicated post-16 Further Education learning environment to more than 3200 learners, including around 450 Apprentices, from Southport and beyond, giving excellent support to our students and apprentices, in the setting of modern and industry-standard facilities.

Finding the right staff to work with our students is incredibly important to us. We are proud to be a highly inclusive Ofsted Grade 2 'Good' College and we are recognised as a Disability Confident Employer as well as being the first College to achieve the Rainbow Flag Award, for our commitment to equality and the celebration of diversity in our College community.

This is a vital appointment for our award-winning College. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Facilities, and as a member of our small Senior Leadership Team, the Assistant Principal for MIS and Apprenticeships will manage key cross-college responsibilities relating to all aspects of the MIS and use of data.

This is a wonderful career opportunity for an existing MIS Manager, Data Lead, or Senior MIS Officer to take a step into Senior Leadership, and through the leadership of our Apprenticeship provision (quality and compliance), to learn other areas of the College at a senior level. Of course, the successful candidate for this role does not need to be a qualified teacher, and we appreciate that candidates will benefit from our professional support and training to understand the breadth of their role.

The postholder will enjoy ample opportunity both to incrementally improve and to creatively transform our data systems. We are looking for someone with dynamic ideas and working practices, who can further strengthen our College and ensure we make the best decisions for the future, fully informed by timely, relevant, accurate and useful data. We are driven by our mission 'to provide excellent, sustainable, education and training', aiming to be outstanding for our students, apprentices, and staff, and would be delighted to welcome members to our senior team that share the same vision and are keen to use their professional skills and experience to enthuse others.

The College is easily commutable from the towns and conurbations of Lancashire, Merseyside, North Cheshire, West and South Yorkshire, and Greater Manchester.

The role will suit:
  • An MIS or Data Manager from a College, Sixth Form-College, or a large School with a Sixth Form or
  • A Senior MIS Officer or well-experienced Data Officer with knowledge of post-16 funding or
  • Someone with a good track record of working at a senior level in MIS and Data Reporting
  • Someone with excellent communication skills

In return, we offer:
  • Full membership of the College's Senior Leadership Team
  • An exciting post in a successful and award-winning organisation serving local communities
  • The opportunity to shape and develop a College that makes a real difference to the lives of young people
  • The challenge and stimulation of working alongside both dedicated educationalists, capable support service managers, and professionally highly qualified colleagues
  • Generous annual leave entitlements and pension scheme (details available on request)

We would like the successful applicant to take up post as soon as possible, but we understand that we will need to be flexible to meet your notice requirements.

There is, of course, no requirement that you be a teacher.

For an application pack and to read more about the vacancy, please visit our website via the button below or telephone our advisers ASDTi on 07736 775776 or e-mail them.

They are available during the working day, in the evening, or at weekends to answer any questions you have and to help you make your application.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th October 2021 at 10am.

Interviews will probably be held on Thursday 14th or Friday 15th October - please do let us know if those dates would cause problems for you.

Southport College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.
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