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Caireen Mitchell, Principal & CEO

"I have been very impressed by our college community and how our highly dedicated staff work together with our students to ensure they leave here with the qualifications, skills and behaviours needed to prosper as they move into work..."

Caireen Mitchell, Principal & CEO

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Dear Candidate

Vice Principal Training, Skills and HE – Change Lives, Create Futures

Firstly let me thank you for your interest in this role.  It really is a very exciting time in Croydon as a £5.25bn investment is planned to regenerate the borough. Croydon College’s aspiration is to provide the communities we serve with the education and skills needed to access the opportunities this investment creates, both during the redevelopment and in the future.  This role is being created to specifically to lead on realising this ambition. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of a new dynamic executive team.  I had the privilege of starting as Principal and Chief Executive in mid-April.  My first appointment was of a highly competent Vice Principal Finance and Resources who took up post in early May.  I am also very lucky to be joined in the executive team by two exceptional colleagues who have been at the college a number of years, a Vice Principal Education and Quality and an HR Director.  The team is already achieving results:  following a competitive process we were chosen to work towards a merger with Coulsdon College which we are planning for 1st October 2018.  We would much like you considering joining us and completing our excellent team.   

Croydon College has much to be proud of and achievement has continued to increase. I have been very impressed by our college community and how our highly dedicated staff work together with our students to ensure they leave here with the qualifications, skills and behaviours needed to prosper as they move into work, further training or Higher Education.  The college serves those who come here well. 

At the same time there are many in the local community who are not accessing the college and not developing the skills they need now and in the future to benefit from the opportunities within Croydon and beyond.  Your key priority in the coming months and years will be to ensure that the college is serving a wider community, and to ensure that more Croydon residents and employers have the skills they need to prosper. 

If appointed, you will lead on Apprenticeships, Adult Skills and Training and Higher Education.  The successful candidate is likely to have experience of working in one of these areas, and have the skills and capability to learn about and lead the others, but most importantly you will need to demonstrate that you can develop and deliver new business opportunities.

If you want an exciting challenge, to be part of dynamic new executive team and the opportunity to Change Lives and Create Futures this is the job for you.

Yours sincerely

Caireen Mitchell
Principal & CEO

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