Deputy Head - Highfields


  • Access to Additional Annual Leave
  • Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Annual Travel Passes Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Helpline



Jesse Boot Avenue, Science Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2RU

Your future is here A place to inspire

In a leadership role here at Nottingham College you will play a vital part in helping thousands of people reach their potential. We are Nottingham’s College and together, we make a positive difference to our learners, to our communities and to each other. We’re building better futures, for others and for ourselves. Here you will be at the forefront of curriculum development and innovation, ensuring our learners are equipped with the skills, behaviours and experiences to achieve at college and thrive in life. Here you will have the freedom to work in a way that suits you, the support to thrive and the opportunity to shape your career, whilst leading in a large and vibrant college that puts its learners at the heart of everything it does.

Who we need

Having achieved Ofsted Good, Nottingham College is continuing on our journey to deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development in Nottingham. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Our Highfields campus based in Nottingham’s Science Park is the home to Engineering, Electrical Installation, Automotive and Step into STEM. The Highfields campus consists of state-of-the-art workshops, labs and classrooms and is home to approximately 1000 students. Our aim is to become a nationally recognised centre for excellence for Engineering, Automotive and Electrical technology. To become to the “go to” in Nottingham for technology and innovation and known locally for its reputation for outstanding education.

Reporting to the Assistant Principal. This is a crucial role providing outstanding leadership and supporting development of colleagues. As well as ensuring a high-quality student experience.

The post holder will assist the Assistant Principal to create a positive learning and assessment environment. Leading the drive to achieve high standards in behaviour and student engagement throughout the campus and cross college. To play a lead role in Safeguarding within the Centre. To support the Assistant Principal to deliver the curriculum plan that meets the local skills needs. To implement quality assurance processes for all aspects of their allocated range of subjects. Carrying out standard line management duties with their direct reports.

What you’ll bring

We require a self-motivated and dedicated leader to fulfil this role. The ideal candidate will have experience of leading a varied curriculum and a proven track record of delivering high quality results. You will be skilled in leading a diverse team of staff and used to working with support services to build sustainable relationships and improve outcomes for students. You will be a strong communicator with a collaborative style and above all be committed to the highest standards, inspiring others to achieve the best results. Our ideal candidate will bring:

  • A strong background in Engineering, Electrical Installation or Automotive Technologies, ideally qualified to degree level in one of these subject areas or significant work experience.
  • Experience leading a complex curriculum area and experience of implementing rapid improvement plans
  • Detailed knowledge of the FE and HE sector especially the OFSTED Education Inspection Framework.
  • An understanding of the delivery of apprenticeship standards within the technology sector

For further details on this post which the job description and person specification cannot answer for you, please contact Lewis Overton at

Interviews / Assessments are planned for: 19th June 2024

A place to belong

Join a diverse, vibrant community of over 1,300 staff and feel welcome from day one. Whether it’s enjoying a cuppa and a chat at our Wellness Cafes, collaborating with your colleagues or making the most of the facilities on our campuses, this is a place you can feel involved, connected and supported. With an attractive benefits package including 39 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, a generous pension scheme and perks package, this is a place where you will feel valued. Here you can access a wide range of career development and leadership and management training opportunities. It’s a place where you can grow and develop, where you can share your ideas, work with people from all kinds of backgrounds and together, make a positive difference.

Be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that thrives on innovation, creativity, and outstanding outcomes. Our aim is for our workforce to mirror the rich diversity of the individuals and communities we serve, creating an environment where a range of experiences, skills, and viewpoints are valued. Within our inclusive workplace, everyone is given the opportunity to belong. As part of this we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.

Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

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For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.