Deputy Principal (Learning and Performance)

Job details
Employer Dorset Studio School
Location Dorchester
Salary Salary details: £75351 - £75351
Contract type Permanent
Closing Date 21 Jan 2019

Post Title: Deputy Principal (Learning and Performance)

Post Reference: MAN30a

Salary: £75,351 pa 

  • Are you a driven educationalist with a passion for enabling students to achieve?
  • Are you able to rapidly and successfully create a culture of success, acting as the leader of a dynamic and successful teaching team? 
  • Would you like to work in a beautiful 750 acre country estate, just 15 minutes from the beach?

If so then we’d love to hear from you.

Kingston Maurward College is a specialist land-based provider, situated just outside the county town of Dorset, offering a range of post-16 provision from Entry Level to Degree. We were recently graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted (2017) and are financially robust with a strong development plan and ambitions for the future. We sit at the heart of Dorset’s rural community, and also host the Dorset Studio School for students aged 14-19, also graded ‘Good’ and oversubscribed, which enables genuine cross key stage learning and innovative development opportunities on the estate.

Due to the retirement of the current postholder, after several years of excellent service, we are looking for an outstanding individual to take us to the next level. The task is challenging, but we have a strong set of values and ambitions which will support you as you make a real change across the county and beyond its borders.

Experience of the land-based sector is helpful, but not a requirement - those from both General FE and the Schools sector who wish to apply and have the right attitude and skills are warmly encouraged to do so.

Hours: A minimum of 37 per week during Monday to Friday with flexibility to meet business needs and a willingness to work outside normal office hours are essential for this post. 

Status: Permanent

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Luke Rake on 01305 215027 during normal working hours.

The Closing Date for Applications: Monday 21st January 2019 at 9:00am

Proposed Interview Date: Monday 28th January 2019

To Apply:

Previous applicants need not apply as previous Application will be re-considered.

Applicants for this position must complete a college employment application form.    

CVs may be submitted and will be considered in support of a fully completed application form. 

Please return the completed Application Form together with a letter of application by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY. 

We are not accepting CVs at this stage from Recruitment Agencies

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For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing

You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview. 

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Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description. If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.

Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion. All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).