Welcome from the Chair of Governors
Thank you for your interest in the post of Principal of Sandwell College. Our current Principal Val Bailey will be leaving the College at the end of September 2013 after 10 successful years in post.
Situated in the centre of West Bromwich in a recently opened iconic building and with a state-of the-art learning environment, Sandwell College currently attracts over 7000 students from a wide radius including the local borough, Birmingham and the Black Country. We are extremely proud of the quality and range of facilities we are able to offer and will look to our new Principal to play a leading role in ensuring these facilities are further developed and fully utilised through growth in student numbers, diversification of provision and productive partnerships with regional employers and stakeholders.
Recent years have seen the College turn a corner in terms of the quality of provision and financial health and we are looking to the future with a confidence grounded in quantifiable improvements. Whilst we do not underestimate the challenges ahead we feel we have a strong platform in place for the continued success of the College and to make a significant contribution to economic and skills development in the communities we serve.
I hope after reading the information on the following pages you will be inspired by the opportunity this post presents to take Sandwell College to the next level and for your own professional rewards. If you are an experienced FE leader with the strategic perspective, vision and gravitas to help Sandwell College to achieve its aspirations we would like to hear from you.
For further information about the College and the Principal’s post I would encourage you to speak with our recruitment partners at Navigate; Mike Galloway (07765 595758).and Trudy Searle (07791 090141)
Chair of Governors