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Vacancy – Principal

  • Salary: Negotiable for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate
  • Start date: August 2020

Since opening in 2010 as part of the original Sponsored Academies programme, The JCB Academy has seen ongoing growth and success and is now the most oversubscribed school in the region.

Our vision is “Changing Lives by Developing the Engineers and Business Leaders of the Future”

The curriculum is integrated with world class business and engineering companies including Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Bosch and JCB. The results speak for themselves. Our learners leave with their eyes open to the world of work and are motivated and equipped by our dedicated staff to achieve their aspirations.

The school is also unique in offering apprenticeships at level 2, 3 and 4, helping to solve the skills gap for local employers.

The JCB Academy is a remarkable opportunity for an exceptional skilled candidate to successfully deliver pioneering, entrepreneurial, education strategy. The Principal’s role in this unique organisation is broad and comes with high levels of responsibility and autonomy working directly for the Board of Trustees to seek and develop fresh opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, inspirational, innovative leader, with a proven track record in the educational sector, who has demonstrated the ability to lead a team of highly skilled and dedicated staff and is willing to embrace this exceptional opportunity to make a difference to the life of every learner that comes through our doors.

If that’s you, then please get in touch with our recruitment partner Chris Gartner from Hays Leadership on 07595 646 645 or via email to

Recruitment timeline:
Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 9:00am
Interview assessment: Wednesday, 12 and Thursday, 13 February 2020

The JCB Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will also be taken through the DfE approved Hays vetting procedure.

All appointments are made subject to receipt of a completed application form, satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS check.