Principal and Chief Executive

Rose Bruford College

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Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is one of the UK's top specialist higher education institutions. Founded in 1950, Rose Bruford College continues to push the boundaries of training in performance and technical theatre, making it one of the world’s leading drama conservatoires. With over 800 students, across 16 vocational and professional degree courses, producing 75 separate productions each year, it is one of the UK’s largest in terms of student numbers and the variety of its professional training options.

Rose Bruford College’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses offer full-time, part-time and flexible learning opportunities. These cover 16 different degrees, ranging from BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship to BA (Hons) Stage Management, BA (Hons) Theatre Design, and MA Theatre for Young Audiences. The College also offers continual professional development courses, youth theatre and summer programmes.

In January 2017, Rose Bruford College was granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers by her Majesty’s Privy Council. In June, Rose Bruford College was acknowledged as one of the highest quality higher education providers in the UK by the Government, receiving a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The College’s care and support of its students is reflected in its consistently high ratings by students; it achieved 86% in overall satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey, well ahead of its institutional benchmark.
Rose Bruford College is seeking an outstanding leader at this exciting stage of its development.

The new Principal will be at the forefront of ensuring that the College operates as an exceptional creative community, instilling a culture of pride and excitement in building upon its recent successes. This is an opportunity to shape the future of the College, reinforcing its important role as a leader in creativity, culture, enterprise and education. It is an opportunity to deliver transformative change while nurturing the College’s inspirational teaching environment, and with the interest of students at the heart of its endeavour.

The successful candidate will have credibility and standing in the creative industries, a proven track record of significant achievement as a CEO or senior leader, and a reputation for creativity and innovation. He/she will have experience both of delivering the highest standards of quality and value for money, and also of the fundamental principles of the business of running a company/institution. Previous experience of the Higher Education sector is desirable but not essential.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Rose Bruford College on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference code KAWXA. Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone 0207 227 0880 during office hours. Applications should be received by noon on 2nd October 2017.


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  • Location : Kent
  • Reference : KAWXA
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  • Closing Date : 02 October 2017
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