Assistant Principal, Business Support Services

salary is negotiable depending on experience – Hybrid working is available (3 days on site) - 30 days holiday

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to over 250,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

Westminster Adult Education Service is the City Council’s adult education service and the largest local authority adult education service in London and one of the largest nationally.   

We provide life-changing learning opportunities for our learners through our qualification courses, apprenticeship programmes and extensive community-based provision. We work to adapt to the changing needs of our communities – resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity and creativity are celebrated. We are on our journey to outstanding and want people who share our vision of attaining excellence to join us.  

If you want to join an organisation that makes a difference in people’s lives, we want to hear from you.   

The Role: 

We have an exciting opportunity for an inspirational senior leader to take on the role of Assistant Principal for Business Support Services. 

The Assistant Principal is responsible for leading the Service’s business support teams for admissions, exams, facilities, funding and data management, ICT and marketing delivering and supporting the strategic objectives of the Service, within a fast-changing environment.

About You:

You will work closely with the Principal, Governing Body and the Senior Management Team to deliver our aspirations and plans for a truly outstanding adult education service, making a real impact to the progress of our learners and our work with employers and key stakeholders.

You will have wide-ranging experience of raising standards at a senior level, the ability to motivate successful and effective multi-disciplinary teams and work collaboratively with a range of partners to support the Service’s priorities and the City Council’s Fairer Westminster ambition.

What we offer: 

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit []

As a forward thinking Council, we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore some of our staff depending on their role at WAES can benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application , we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

The Service offers a competitive salary and employment benefits including a public sector pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.  

Please quote ED/WAES/2086 in all correspondence for this role.

Closing date for this post is 9am Monday 17 April 2023.

Interview and assessments for this post will take place on Friday 21 April and Wednesday 26 April 2023. 

CVs will not be accepted for this post.

A Basic DBS is required for this post.

Please apply via the link