Principal - Loreto College, Manchester
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Principal - Loreto College, Manchester - Greater Manchester

£Competitive + relocation to attract the right candidate - Catholic - Head/Principal
Ref: 76 Date Posted: Wednesday 17 Jan 2018
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Are you ready to be the next leader at Loreto?

“If you feel excited, anxious, humbled and challenged with the privilege of taking responsibility for enabling our community to continue its journey of improvement, you are probably the leader we want.”

The prospect of becoming the next Principal at Loreto College, one of the largest Roman Catholic Sixth Form Colleges in the country, serving 3,300 16 – 18 year olds on a range of courses, represents a unique opportunity in Catholic education.

For an existing Principal/Head this could be the next big challenge you seek …or for an experienced Vice Principal/Deputy Head with a proven track record and still yet untapped potential, we have the capacity, resources and above all the desire to develop and support you to become the outstanding leader God is calling you to be.

If you are a practising Catholic with recent secondary or similar experience gained in either a UK or indeed international educational establishment, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: Monday 29 January at Midday

Shortlisting: Wednesday 31 January

Interviews: Wednesday 7 (Eve) & Thursday 8 February (All day)

We request, in the first instance, that you contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Advising Consultant, on 01737 652 043 or email him at for an informal chat, in complete confidence.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.


"Thank you for all your support, advice and professionalism through out the long and complex process of our Head’s appointment. Having helped us appoint first time round it was unfortunate, due to personal circumstances, that our new Head had to subsequently withdraw post appointment. We were truly grateful for your service guarantee, which meant we incurred no further costs in appointing her replacement. Your unfailing support and advice at all times was greatly appreciated."

Nicholas van As, Chair of Personnel Committee - Coulsdon CE Primary School

"We have been working with Emmaus Leadership on a number of hard to fill leadership vacancies across the Diocese. All of our dealings have been extremely professional and the feedback from schools has been very positive. It has been somewhat refreshing to deal with a recruitment company that have a good understanding of the Catholic sector, the workings of a Diocese and the requirements of Foundation Governors in appointing senior leaders to our schools. Our experience of Emmaus Leadership has been very positive and I fully recommend their services."

Stephen Bryan, Deputy Director of Education - Archdiocese of Southwark

"Having previously struggled to recruit two Headteachers - for both a Primary and a Secondary school - Emmaus came to the rescue. Their expert advice and deep understanding of recruiting Headship positions in Catholic schools is invaluable, and I have no hesitation in recommending their knowhow and their values."

Fr David Gibbons, Director of Centre for Catholic Formation - Archdiocese of Southwark

"We considered TES Prime, but the critical factor for us was that Emmaus are not only specialists in recruiting Headteachers, they are Christians focused exclusively on recruiting for Church Schools."

Canon Bob Baker, Chair of Governors,The Bishop’s CE School - Thetford

"I have no hesitation in commending Emmaus to any school which is seeking to appoint a Christian Head. My only regret is that we did not go to them for the first round of interviews that proved unsuccessful. It is an expensive option, but in the long run they are more than value for money. I am very thankful to God for the ministry of Emmaus, and I warmly commend them to you. In OFSTED terms, they are outstanding."

Bishop Keith Sinclair - Anglican Bishop of Birkenhead

"Emmaus brings a level of professionalism, seen in other industry sectors, to church schools’ recruitment."

Bishop Nick Baines - Anglican Bishop of Leeds

"Emmaus were instrumental in persuading me to apply for the post of Headteacher. I had seen the school advertising in the past but nothing inspired me to get in touch. Once Emmaus advertised I felt intrigued and keen to learn more about the school. I was supported throughout the whole process, which was a very personal and positive experience. I would highly recommend Emmaus to any school thinking of recruiting, and candidates considering registering. If my new school had not used Emmaus I probably wouldn’t have applied."

Hannah Walters, Headteacher, Platt CE Primary School - Kent

"Thank you for everything you did to successfully support our recruitment of an outstanding Headteacher for our Roman Catholic Non-Maintained Special School. Using Emmaus Leadership to manage the recruitment to the post was much debated and was the subject of intense scrutiny by our Governing Body who were somewhat reluctant to use a leadership recruitment specialist. However, their confidence was reinstated as a result of your professional approach, your insightful knowledge, the very high standard of advertising of the post and the resulting candidate pool. I have no hesitation in recommending Emmaus to other schools."

Sue Collins - Director of Business Services, St Joseph's RC Specialist School and College

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Canon Derek Holbird, Former Director of Education - Guildford Diocese

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Andy Mash, Director of Education - Norwich Diocese



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