Principal – Haringey Learns


Wood Green Library

Closing Date:

09 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: PO8 (£60,468 – £63,879)
Work Location: Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Rd, London N22 6XD
Hours per week
: 36 per week

Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 26th May 2024 at 23:59

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the role

The exciting new role of Principal of Haringey Learns provides strategic and operational leadership for adult community education in Haringey, managing Haringey Learns the adult education and community learning service for Haringey Council. This service delivers accredited and non-accredited (tailored) provision across the borough, to enable residents to flourish through developing transferable and employability skills, improving health and wellbeing, building stronger communities, supporting family learning, and enabling progression to further training, career development and employment. The role sits within Haringey Council’s Inclusive Economy lead and will contribute to the delivery of Opportunity Haringey, the inclusive economy development plan for the borough. The role will ensure a successful working partnership between Haringey Learns, Haringey Works, other council services and external stakeholders, to fulfil the ambitions of Opportunity Haringey, and in particular engage and support residents from diverse and disadvantaged communities to upskill and move towards good work and careers.

About the team

The role of Principal is to lead the senior team of managers within Haringey Council’s adult education service – a management team consisting of the Quality Manager, the Curriculum Managers, the Business Manager, and specialist project managers.   The wider family of Haringey Learns is made up of tutors and support staff to help learners develop the skills they need to flourish. This role also works with a wider network of colleagues within the Inclusive Economy team, including senior managers from Haringey Works and Economic Development.

About you

The role provides strategic leadership and direction for Haringey Learns, a successful adult community education provision that is innovative and responsive to the needs of local communities and the priorities of Haringey Council and our funders, ensuring the development of curriculum interventions that are designed and delivered to meet these needs and priorities. The role leads a service that improves residents’ skills and ambitions and so enable them to flourish, developing strategies that engage and support residents across the borough, in particular in areas of high disadvantage. The role will ensure a financially sustainable adult education service, including securing funding from the Greater London Authority, the Education & Skills Funding Agency, as well as identifying other sources of income streams, ensuring all compliance and reporting requirements are met. The role requires leadership of collaboration with external and internal partners in ensuring a joined-up approach to employment and skills across the borough and, in particular, to contribute to improving prosperity in Haringey’s priority regeneration areas.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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