Sandwell College Principal Chief Executive

Permanent | West Midlands | Highly Competitive

Vacancy Description

Dodd Partners is delighted to be working with Sandwell College to recruit their next Principal Chief Executive. With a rich heritage and a reputation for curriculum innovation, prudent fiscal management and exceptional student experience, Sandwell College is devoted to serving the communities of Sandwell and Birmingham whilst preparing students for today’s changing world. The successful candidate will champion the college’s mission and help shape the college’s future whilst upholding its record of delivering technical and vocational education that is inclusive, of the highest quality and responsive to the needs of employers across the West Midlands and beyond.

This exciting opportunity entails close collaboration with the Corporation Board and management of the Senior Leadership Team to develop and execute strategic and innovative plans that cater to the evolving needs of the diverse learning community the college serves. Key responsibilities will include delivering the highest standards in learning, teaching and assessment, spearheading commercial strategies to ensure revenue generation, fulfilling statutory and regulatory obligations and leading the college’s digital strategy. The successful leader must be enthusiastic about the college’s mission, values and aspirations, inspiring a dedicated team to promote a culture of continuous quality and performance improvement.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader with a track record of operational and strategic excellence, ideally drawn from across the education sector. They must demonstrate commercial acuity, strategic vision and a deep commitment to promoting quality and fiscal management that are aligned to exceptional student outcomes. The Principal Chief Executive must command respect through effective communication, inspirational leadership (internally and externally) and by placing learners at the heart of all endeavours to ensure Sandwell College continues to thrive in today’s challenging economic landscape.

This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the ongoing legacy of a high performing community-based college and to lead the way for its future.

For more details about this exciting opportunity and to apply, please download the assignment brief below. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV to, referencing DP3090. For confidential enquiries about the role, please contact John Dodd at 07545 431848 or 01244 738450.

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