Deputy Chief Executive – Member Services, Association of Colleges
Salary: c.£100,000 + benefits
The Association of Colleges (AoC) represents and works for further education, sixth form and specialist colleges delivering post 14 education. AoC exists to give a strong voice for its member colleges, helping to create an environment in which colleges can best serve students, communities and employers across the country. With a strong reputation, a good financial base and a passionate and highly professional workforce, AoC holds a unique position at the forefront of education, skills and training.
Our new Deputy Chief Executive will be vital in leading our member engagement strategy, ensuring that members have the support and services they need and want. A key part of this is leading a team of Area Directors and the communications team who between them inform, support, engage and serve our members. The Deputy will also lead our relationships with a range of key partners and stakeholders and deputise for the Chief Executive.
We are seeking a values-driven leader with excellent interpersonal skills and first rate communication skills. You will be skilled at motivating and developing a dedicated and loyal team by inspiring trust and confidence and empowering our people to achieve the highest standards of performance.
The successful candidate will be a strong negotiator, with well-developed political acumen and the ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will have a firm understanding of the mechanics of government whilst possessing the ability to represent a wide range of colleges and their students interests.
You will have a strong commitment to and understanding of the power and impact of education and share the values of inclusion, opportunity, potential and ambition which the college sector embodies. You may have proven experience in the education and training sector or in other membership bodies; either way you will need to fully understand the context in which we operate, have a passion for enriching lives through learning, possess the capability to influence at a national level and will have delivered exceptional results in a complex and ever-changing environment.
If you are interested in applying for this role and think that you have the skills, experience and attributes to enjoy and be successful in this position we would welcome your application.
To apply please send us your current CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in the role and key skills and experience along with a completed equalities monitoring form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that your equalities monitoring form will be separated from your application and will not be considered by the shortlisting panel.
For more information about the post please contact a member of the AoC Create Executive Recruitment team on 020 7034 2630 or email email@example.com to register your interest.
Thank you for your interest in working at AoC.
To apply please send us your current CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in the role and key skills and experience along with a completed equalities monitoring form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that your equalities monitoring form will be separated from your application and will not be considered by the shortlisting panel.