Job Description

Rochester Independent College is seeking a full time Assistant Principal (Boarding) to start in August 2024.

Founded in 1984, Rochester Independent College is a day and boarding school offering a fresh alternative to traditional independent education for students from the age of 11 to 19 and boarders from 13. There is no uniform, students and staff are on first name terms, and the average class size is eight.

The Assistant Principal (Boarding) will be an experienced senior leader whose professional career to date shows exemplary commitment to boarding education. The postholder will demonstrate inspirational senior leadership with the vision, presence, and foresight to develop and enhance the boarding provision. In particular the postholder will be responsible for overall management of boarding at RIC, ensuring that it is a caring, nurturing, and supportive environment dedicated to the wellbeing and education of students. The postholder will lead on overall pastoral and operational systems in boarding, setting and maintaining policy. The primary responsibility will be ensuring that the National Minimum Standards for boarding are exceeded consistently and constantly in boarding practice.

Depending on the successful candidate’s academic background, there may be an opportunity to contribute to the teaching of an A level and / or GCSE subject.

The new Assistant Principal will be joining RIC at a time of significant expansion with the opening in September 2024 of our Northbank campus which includes a 47 room boarding house bringing our total boarding capacity to 184.

The new Assistant Principal will have the stamina, energy, and interpersonal skills to command the respect of a wide range of stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds, and the intellect, sensitivity and humility to engage broadly with a team of staff who will all play a vital role in creating a culture of excellence, outstanding pastoral support, a widely enriched school life, and learning through service.

The postholder will be a highly visible leader with the charisma to inspire and motivate the different constituencies which make up the RIC boarding community. They will be an empathetic relationship-builder with a sophisticated understanding of how to work effectively in a fully residential environment with multiple stakeholders, achieving excellence in all aspects of provision, including safeguarding.

As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Assistant Principal (Boarding) will play a full role in the strategic direction of the college, developing, personifying, and ensuring a whole school ethos which promotes the RIC values for all students, staff, governors, parents and the local community.

Rochester Independent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

Please go to our website to find our Safeguarding policy –

Being You @ RIC: Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures and so do we. We want our staff to find a home at RIC and aim to give them the freedom to be themselves at work. We want our community to be an inclusive one where there are meaningful levels of representation across all parts of the College. A commitment to inclusivity is at the heart of RIC’s Project 2025 development planning. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at RIC.

The college reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

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