Job Vacancy

Vice Principal Curriculum & Quality

Bishop Auckland College is a great place to study and work and we are proud of our distinctive internal culture. Our staff work together as a tight-knit team, totally dedicated to our students, the College and the communities we serve.

As an outward-facing organisation we recognise the critical importance of collaboration in order to lead change and influence local agendas. Through our many partnerships with employers and other stakeholders, the College has established its place at the heart of the community and as a key partner in the regeneration of Bishop Auckland and South Durham.

We have worked hard to simultaneously manage costs and develop strategic opportunities, and our financial health is good.

Recent developments include our partnership with the specialist engineering and manufacturing centre, South West Durham Training, and the launch of our first full degree level programme, in partnership with the Open University.  We also recently introduced alternative provision for 14-16 year olds who are not thriving in mainstream education.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection challenged us to think differently about some aspects of our work and to embrace opportunities; are you a leader who could help to steer our College community with agility and vigour as we navigate through our exciting journey of transformational change?

The successful candidate will have recent senior management experience within a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ college.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact Natalie Davison-Terranova (Principal/Chief Executive) on 01388 443003.

To apply for this post please download the application form and appendix or for more information email

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Bishop Auckland College is an equality and diversity employer. We are committed to recruiting a more diverse workforce that reflects the people we serve.

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Completed applications should be emailed back to: or posted to

HR Department
Bishop Auckland College
Bishop Auckland campus
Woodhouse Lane
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 6JZ

For more information or if you have a disability and need help completing the application please email: or contact our 24 hour answering service on 01388 443108.

Bishop Auckland College is committed to the safeguarding and the welfare of all learners and any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS disclosure. All teaching staff will be required to register with the Institute for Learning.