Thank you for your interest in the role of Principal at University Technical College (UTC) Leeds. I hope you find this site informative, and that it conveys our high ambitions for the next phase of this young school’s development.

UTC Leeds opened in September 2016 and the first chapter of our success story has been written. The UTC boasts world-class facilities, has established strong annual student recruitment, and has integrated teachers who are experts in their fields and confident in their teaching. Our students are acquiring the knowledge, skills and personal characteristics that employers and universities value, and consistently impress visitors with their enthusiasm and ambition.

Your role will be to build on this early success through innovative and inspirational leadership. We are seeking an individual who has the vision to recognise the importance of the UTC to the fast-growing city of Leeds and the wider regional economy. Hence the role requires an outstanding and proven professional, able to lead and shape our unique learner entitlement, and who will not compromise in ensuring that all our students receive an outstanding educational experience and preparation for the future. You will have the skills to build sustainable partnerships with employers and the university which add value, stretch and challenge to that learner experience. Our Principal will proudly communicate our vision to the wider community.

At UTC Leeds, we strive to be champions of employer-led learning and innovation, so this is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to apply your professional expertise beyond the established parameters of secondary school education. You will bring your own ideas around continuous improvement and inspiring attainment, while at the same time relish being in a fresh, distinctive environment where everyone is encouraged to think differently about education, skills, and learning.

If you have a passion for educating and equipping students for a new technological era, I would encourage you to find out more about this career-defining opportunity. For an informal and confidential conversation, please contact our recruitment partners at Navigate (Rachel Singer or Jo Fish) on 0113 287 8445 or by email at UTCLeeds@navigategroup.co.uk You can also learn more about the UTC, our learning environment and our vision for the future at www.utcleeds.com

I look forward to receiving your application.

Mark Goldstone
Chair of Governors