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Principal required for NCG Dublin

NCG is now looking to recruit a Principal for our centre in Dublin.

Job Summary

The Principal has day to day operational responsibility for the school including student welfare, HR and financial aspects. The position is predominantly non-teaching but an academically strong candidate is preferred. This position reports to senior staff within the New College Group of Schools.

The successful candidate will have a background in EFL, strong management experience and excellent communication and organisational skills. Must have appropriate work rights and be available for a face to face interview in Dublin.

For a full job description and to submit your application, please forward your CV directly to the Group Principal, Mark Harmer.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide professional leadership and management of the College

  • Implementation and delivery of strategic and operational plans agreed with senior management

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Motivate and inspire staff of the College at all levels to deliver their highest levels of performance and to provide an environment in which they can develop

  • Ensure the effective provision and management of high quality teaching and learning

  • Promote and deliver an outstanding student experience and provide a safe and productive learning, pastoral and social environment which is engaging and fulfilling for all students

  • Ensure that arrangements are in place for the safeguarding of all students

  • Ensure the College has in place effective quality assurance processes which ensure on-going quality improvement

  • Ensure the college meets all legal requirements (for example, covering areas such as Health and Safety, Data Protection, Safeguarding etc.) as well as those required for external accreditation and compliance by awarding bodies such as ACELS

  • Effectively manage and deploy the College’s financial and human resources to achieve the College’s aims

Required skills and experience

EFL background

Strong management experience

Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to relate well to students, staff and other stakeholders

Experience of budget management

Ability to be flexible and to adapt to changing and challenging circumstances

Show initiative and be self-motivating

Ability to manage a variety of competing priorities and meet deadlines

Ability to formulate ideas and solutions and present them effectively

Good IT skills


First degree CELTA or equivalent

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary - dependent on experience

About New College Group

New College Group (NCG) is a specialist college, providing English Language Courses to Adults and Young Learners. NCG has been established since 2011 and has schools in three vibrant student cities: Manchester, Liverpool and Dublin.

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