St Brendan’s Sixth Form College


Permanent, Full time

St Brendan’s Catholic Sixth Form College is situated in Bristol in an exceptional modern campus setting.

We provide post-16 education to approximately 2,000 students in a sixth form environment underpinned by our Christian values and ideals while welcoming students from all religious and non-religious backgrounds. The College strives to act in the spirit of the Gospel by providing the experience of a Christian community which supports each individual as a unique creation of God. As part of our Catholic ethos we believe in respect for all individuals; and recognise and celebrate the enrichment that diversity, including diverse religions, philosophies and beliefs, brings to us as a learning community.

The post of Vice Principal is a ‘Reserved Post’ and the vacancy is only open to practising Catholics.

We are looking for an exceptional leader to become our new Vice Principal. The ideal candidate will have experience in a senior management or leadership role within the Education Sector, preferably in a Further Education/Sixth Form post-16 provision. As a practising Catholic we expect you to lead, by example, in living out the mission of the College.

As a member of our Senior Leadership Team, and reporting directly to the Principal, you will ensure that the College succeeds in its mission, achieves its strategic aims and objectives and fulfils its responsibilities. Specific responsibilities of the role will be determined based on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. As the most senior member of College staff after the Principal, you will also act as deputy for the Principal.

The post of Vice Principal is defined as a ’Senior Post Holder’ by the Board of Governors. Salary will be as a Senior Post Holder on the Vice Principal’s six-point range from £73,762 to £84,361 per annum. The Board of Governors anticipates reviewing this in the near future subject to the achievement of predicted student recruitment and retention targets.

Closing date for all online applications is by 23.59 pm on Wednesday 26th February 2020. Selection events are planned to be held on the 9th & 10th March 2020. The start date for this role is 1st September 2020.

St Brendan’s is an equal opportunities College and welcomes applications from under-represented groups and ethnic minorities. Employment at the College is subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.

Full job details and access to an online application process are available on the College’s e-recruitment website at


Applications must be made using our online application form unless you require an alternative process due to a disability or impairment. CV’s are not accepted. Candidates should note that the successful applicant will be appointed to the service of the Board of Governors.

Applications must be submitted online at by 23.59 on Wednesday 26th March 2020. Should you have any questions which are not addressed in these details please contact us at

Please also take the time to visit the College website to learn more about St Brendan’s at

Candidates are welcome to contact the College to arrange a visit prior to submitting an application.