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Chief Executive & Principal – Myerscough College

My career at Myerscough College – Inspiring Excellence

About the role

Myerscough College and University Centre Myerscough – collectively known as Myerscough – is highly recognised as one of the leading providers in the land based, science, engineering, and sports sectors. We are a diverse learning community of c4,500 ambitious students studying at 6 centres across the North West of England, with students studying from entry level to PhD.  The hub of our provision is at our main campus in Bilsborrow, Preston where the Chief Executive and Principal will be predominantly based.


Our stunning, 450-hectare campus is one of the finest in the UK. We have invested over £40m in our educational resources over the last 10 years and are home to a wide range of specialist facilities such as 2 commercial farms, international equine arena, 9-hole golf course, high performance sports centres, engineering centre, state of the art glasshouses, motorsport, veterinary nursing, and animal studies centres. We have a strong national and international reputation in many of our specialist subjects such as arboriculture and sportsturf and have excellent connections with some of the UK’s and world’s biggest brands.

We are seeking an outstanding Chief Executive & Principal to succeed Alison Robinson, who retires in 2023. The successful candidate will lead Myerscough through its next phase of development and be a visible presence on campus and externally. Together with the Governors, leadership team, and academic and professional services colleagues, they will build on everything we have achieved by continuing to innovate and evolve, giving our students and staff the best possible experience and environment in which to develop and thrive. The Chief Executive & Principal will bring senior strategic leadership and management experience gained in a complex education provider, and will provide academic, strategic, and organisational leadership that captures our ambition and drive. They will have outstanding interpersonal skills, embody Myerscough’s ethos and values, and be the guardian of our mission, culture, and values.

Why join us?

At Myerscough College and University Centre we have a nationally and internationally recognised Further Education, Higher Education, Adult Education and Apprenticeship provision. The Further Education provision is well established, the Higher Education provision has a well-recognised partnership with the University of Central Lancashire and the apprenticeship provision is operational nationally. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable working environment, where colleagues are inspired to make a positive difference to the educational experience and employability of our students. We are one of the top five largest land-based and sports colleges in the UK.

Visit our website https://bit.ly/CareersAtMyerscough for the full list of excellent benefits our college offers.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit www.doddpartners.com/vacancies to review the colleges assignment brief. To apply, please download and complete the College’s application (links will be found in the assignment brief) along with your covering letter and CV to contactus@doddpartners.com referencing assignment DP3080. Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please call John Dodd on 07545 431848 or 01244 738450.

Applications should be sent by the closing date of 9am on Tuesday 11th April 2023.

Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance. Our recruitment process has been designed to keep students safe and to ensure that we appoint safe and suitable people.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment background and safeguarding checks.

The successful applicant will be responsible for complying with all safeguarding policies and practices, and for ensuring student safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything they do.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are an equal opportunity employer; we want all our candidates to have a fair and equal opportunity to secure employment with us. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups: BAME applicants, disabled applicants, and LGBT+ applicants.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, due to a disability, then please speak with the People team 01995 642289 and ask for Philippa Lucarz.

As a disability confident employer, we commit to guaranteeing an interview for any disabled applicant who meets all of the essential criteria.

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Closing Date
Tuesday 11 April 2023
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