Chief Executive and Principal Recruitment

Welcome from Gill Clipson, Chair

Thank you for your interest in becoming CEO of WCG.

As one of the leading further and higher education colleges in the UK, with six unique colleges across two counties, we aim to deliver learning experiences which lead to the development of wider skill bases and improved destinations for all of our students.

We were the first college group in the UK to be granted Bachelor degree awarding powers by the Office for Students, demonstrating that our academic quality and standards of our degrees are equal to any university. In 2021, WCG was honoured to have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, recognising excellence in engineering apprenticeships. Some of our recent achievements have been included a £6M investment into estate and infrastructure and securing a “good” outcome in our last Ofsted, following a merger with South Worcestershire College. We have also seen the rollout of Technical (T levels) and Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs).

As our CEO, you will be leading through an exciting time, as we continue our growth trajectory, building on strong links with local employers and communities to deliver for our students. With strong innovative thinking, we continue to drive decision making in order to enable the College to prioritise investment and growth, so that we continue to deliver quality education for all our student across our Colleges.

If this inspires you to bring your expertise and get involved in a leading a complex College Group that serves multiple communities across a connected region then we would love to hear from you. We hope that you have found the information on this site useful and our recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson are available to discuss should you have any questions.

Gill Clipson
Chair, WCG