Vacancy: Principal

Salary: BAND RANGE: L26 – L38
Location: UTC@MediaCityUK, Salford
Job start date: September 2016
Closing date for receipt of applications: Midday on 11th April 2016
Interview date: 22nd April 2016

Are you the right person to help our talented students become the next award winning producers, directors and technical talent?

LEADING a NEW SCHOOL takes exceptional skills. Energy, passion, endless patience and practicality. You might have had an UNCONVENTIONAL route into teaching, but your DETERMINATION to TRANSFORM LIVES has driven you, and you have EXCELLED in the profession. People are INSPIRED by you. Now you are impatient for MORE INNOVATION with real impact, but you know that this kind of opportunity is very RARE. You might need SUPPORT to succeed, but of course you know you are ready for this.

Now’s your chance.

UTC@MediaCityUK is a pioneering new University Technical College which opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2015. It has a planned capacity of 720 places within 7 years and provides students aged 14-18 with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence, whilst working directly with some of the most prestigious companies in the digital and creative industries including the BBC and ITV. Within the context of providing an excellent academic education the UTC offers unique technical learning experiences to revolutionise the way young people develop crucial skills and pathways to jobs. The UTC is located in the heart of MediaCityUK, a place that is rapidly becoming a leading international hub for the creative and digital sectors as well as a vibrant destination to work, live and play. The UTC campus boasts purpose-built digital and creative facilities, including TV and radio studios, digital arts, and interactive media and gaming labs.

Our vision is to provide world-class education and learning opportunities. Our status allows us to create unique opportunities for unbeatable experience, professional qualifications and rewarding jobs in technical and digital skills for young people. This is where you come in.

The role offers a remarkable opportunity for a creative and entrepreneurial leader to be part of a unique educational experience. An ambitious and innovative thinker, you will bring a proven track record of continuous improvement,  an unrelenting commitment to the highest achievements for all coupled with a passion to maintain and develop the digital and creative specialisms which will allow our students to flourish in their chosen career path. It goes without saying that this is a high profile role, at the very forefront of learning. Your track record of successful community engagement will be a real asset as you act as a strong and influential advocate for the UTC with stakeholders, employers, businesses and the community we serve.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level – and work in one of the most exciting industries and locations in the UK?  If so, we’d love to hear from you.

To arrange an informal (and confidential) discussion about the role please email

Assessment centre and interviews will be held on 22nd April 2016.

For details on how to apply please download the full job pack and application form here:  TES Jobs

Closing date at midday on 11th April 2016.

UTC@MediaCityUK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS check required for this post.