Chief Operating Officer, Telford College

Telford College

Salary - c£120,000 + benefits Closing date - Sunday 21 May 2017

Telford College
Chief Operating Officer

Following its Area Based Review and a public consultation, Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) and New College Telford (NCT) are proposed to officially merge on 1 August 2017 and be rebranded as Telford College.

The merger of the two colleges will create a single college offering one of the widest choices of academic, professional and technical education and training opportunities in Shropshire, providing significant benefits to students, employers and the local communities.

It is an exciting time to be joining the senior team at Telford College.

Following the appointment of the new Principal and CEO we have created an impactful new structure of Senior Leadership Posts to develop an outstanding college.

We are currently seeking an ambitious and inspirational Chief Operating Officer who will lead on finance, estates, Human Resources and Data and Performance across the college.  Putting in place an ambitious financial strategy while ensuring effective on-going financial control, you will enable the college to achieve an excellent financial health rating in the future as well as maximise the college’s funding from all relevant sources.

Our successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a strong track record of financial planning and control at a senior level within a multi-million pound organisation.  A strategic thinker with a strong team working ethic, you will be a visible and motivational leader with a high degree of motivation to succeed. We welcome applications from high calibre individuals from diverse sector backgrounds.

This role represents an excellent opportunity not only to play a pivotal role in transforming our college but also to develop your own career.

To discuss the post in more detail please contact Harpreet Jossan or Bernie Cullen on 020 7034 2631 or email

Closing date for applications is Sunday 21 May 2017
Final selection will take place in the college on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 June 2017


Telford College




c£120,000 + benefits

Date Posted
04 May 2017
Close Date
21 May 2017




In order to be considered for this role, please send the following documents by email to

All applications must be received by Sunday 21 May 2017.

Welcome Letter from the Chair and the Principal

Job Description & Person Specification

Organisational Structure

Employee Benefits

Telford College of Arts & Technology website

New College Telford website

College Mission Statement, Vision and Values

Draft SAR Report 2015-2016

NCT Ofsted Report February 2015

TCAT Ofsted Monitoring Report July 2016

TCAT Ofsted Report May 2016

Merger Consultation Document

The Marches and Worcestershire further education area review report

Marches LEP

Telford & Wrekin Council

Shropshire Tourism & Leisure Guide

Enterprise Telford

Invest in Telford