Candidate Profile

Salary range £75k - £80k according to experience

(may be negotiable for an exceptional candidate)

As you would expect, we’re looking for applications of the highest calibre for this role, which will be pivotal in delivering our ambition for education in Doncaster.

Let’s start with the core skills: a proven track record of leadership and achievement within the secondary phase is essential, along with a demonstrable drive to maintain a culture of continuous improvement and high performance. It could well be your first headship, if you can point to a consistent track record of system-level achievement as a Deputy in a large and complex setting.

Committed to creating a world-class educational environment, you’ll also have the awareness to see the bigger picture, beyond our immediate scope: you’ll help to shape how the UTC can actively contribute to making Doncaster and the wider region a byword for digital and engineering excellence. Engaging, inspiring and intellectually curious, you’ll relish being a visible and accountable leader, able to develop constructive and credible relationships with stakeholders and business leaders, as well as students, families and communities. While many UTCs are closely focused into one STEM sector, our industry partners cover a varied range of specialisms; so you need to be able to rapidly absorb and understand new contexts.

The background to our UTC application demonstrates our Doncaster grit, and an absolute refusal to take no for an answer; we’ll look for evidence of a similar resilience, optimism and determination to make the right things happen in your application. Crucially, we also want you to continue challenging and stretching the model; any assumption that we simply want someone to launch the UTC, and then switch on cruise-control, would be pretty wide of the mark.

What we are looking for: our key priorities

  • An effective communicator who can bring together a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Someone with a passion for vocational education. Someone who understands how the curriculum can meet the demands and skills required for industry; now and in the future. 
  • A passionate educator who has ambition for high outcomes. Someone with a track record of excellence in the classroom.
  • Someone who will inspire others, build relationships, and encourage others to join their vision.
  • A creative, forward-thinking, and innovative practitioner.
  • Someone who sees the importance of accountability in our school system.
  • A team player who understands the benefit of our MAT.  Our Principal will be a strong leader who can work effectively in a team. 
  • Someone with the flexibility to change opinion and be open to new ideas and approaches.
  • Our Principal will reflect the behaviours we want to see in our young people. They will be a critical thinker, a problem solver, and have a challenging mind.
  • Be outward looking – connecting the UTC to the outside world.

Click here to register your interest and access the job description via the Apply page.



Supporters of the bid


  • Doncaster chamber
  • Doncaster College
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Wabtec Rail Limited
  • Women in science engineering and technology
  • Agemaspark
  • Volker Rail
  • Doncaster council
  • Hitachi Rail
  • NHS
  • Sheffield City Region
  • Polypipe
  • Keepmoat Homes
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • High Speed Rail
  • Frog
  • Pennine Stone Limited
  • Unipart Rail
  • Engie
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