Assistant Principal, Business Growth - Coventry College

Coventry College
United Kingdom
Competitive salary
14 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Assistant Principal, Business Growth (Ref 30/1718)

Salary: Circa £67k, plus performance related pay and generous benefits package, including 35 days’ annual leave, pension scheme, onsite car park, gym and nursery

Coventry is positively buzzing: with a population 7% younger than the national average (and increasing faster than anywhere else in the West Midlands), at the heart of one of the fastest growing LEP areas in terms of economic output, coupled with the opportunities arising from the accolade of becoming City of Culture in 2021, Coventry is a vibrant place to be!

With global economic strengths in areas such as Automotive R&D (particularly Electric Vehicles and Connected & Autonomous Vehicles), Advanced Manufacturing, and Digital Creative (especially in gaming), coupled with a strong SME base, Coventry is a city of innovation that has constantly re-invented itself to survive and thrive.

At the heart of this landscape, the newly formed Coventry College has ambitious plans for growth. Created from the merger in 2017 of Henley College and City College, Coventry College is now the key professional and technical skills provider in the area and is making great strides in its first year, performing well across all areas of its delivery plan. Building upon existing relationships with over 700 employers, this is an exciting opportunity to shape skills delivery across Coventry and the wider region, harnessing the demand for more, higher and new skills in the workforce in order to take advantage of the economic opportunities now presenting themselves. Leading stakeholder relationships, working with employers to develop sector-specific strategies, you will be at the heart of shaping the College’s future as the ‘go-to’ strategic growth partner.

You’ll need to be passionate, have strong change leadership skills, with a drive and determination to succeed. An experienced skills strategist and business developer, you’ll be comfortable in shaping plans which deliver organisational growth and exceed customer expectations. Assessing and stimulating market demand across all income streams – including student-led programmes, employer skills, apprenticeships, commercial and international business – you will have a proven ability to create innovative, client-focused solutions, whilst also being adept at spotting opportunities and introducing new products to the College portfolio.

With experience of leading Apprenticeship programmes, including the creation of and transition to new Standards, you will be naturally results-driven and commercially aware, comfortable with transparent reporting of performance. As a leader you’ll be motivating and empowering, driving this approach through the organisation and building high performing teams.

Leading our marketing and communications strategies, you’ll be a strong, persuasive communicator with the ability to work effectively across structural and organisational boundaries in order to influence others in the achievement of strategic outcomes. Naturally collaborative, you’ll build on and form new partnerships that add value to employers and communities across our city and beyond.

If this describes you, we look forward to hearing from you.

To apply, log on to (look under the ‘about us’ section)

or (search for Coventry College, Henley Campus)

Applications Close: Monday, 23rd April 2018

We are actively committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and any vulnerable groups within the College community. We value our diverse College community and are actively committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of College life. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share these commitments. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

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