We’re looking for a new Principal & Chief Executive

Following the retirement of our current Principal, Nigel Duncan, at the end of the academic year, Fareham College are seeking to appoint a leader who has the vision, experience and energy to take the College on to even greater future success.

Vacancy Info

Closing Date: 11th February  2019
Contact Email: recruitment@fareham.ac.uk
Contact Telephone: 01329 815 394

If you would like to speak with the Chair of the Corporation regarding your application then please feel free to make an appointment using the contact details above.

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What are we looking for?

“Our current Principal, Nigel Duncan (OBE), has successfully led us to being judged Outstanding by Ofsted in October 2017 as well as more recently being named TES College of the Year in 2018 and that is an amazing achievement for any College in the sector and we are certainly extremely proud of what he quite clearly claims is a real team achievement.

You no doubt already know of this publicised success, but what you will not be aware of is that we see this as a milestone on a journey we continue. Our outstanding is about the continued and growing success of our learners, outcomes and experience. Governors are extremely proud to work with a committed team of managers and staff who all strive towards this same goal.

Our exciting challenges include pioneering new areas of delivery like CETC (Civil Engineering Training Centre) that meet employers needs and provide future progression and employment opportunities for our learners. Exciting because it is new; exciting because it is not easy; exciting because the financial challenges mean we have to be innovative and cleverly manage potential risks; exciting because the outcomes for our learners can be life-changing.

We are looking for a leader with:

  • Advanced and proven leadership skills
  • Financial acumen to understand and respond to key drivers in the sector
  • Clear strategies for student engagement
  • A proven record of delivering high quality outcomes and tracking students into employment.
  • An open management style
  • A sense of humour; who can make the experience fun

We want a leader who can:

  • Lead on employer engagement and respond to sector opportunities
  • Exploit the reputational opportunities arising from “outstanding” to deliver growth and continually improve quality
  • Apply advanced communication skills to adapt to different groups, students, employers, politicians, educationalists and of course Governors

We are looking for a leader who wants this challenge; a leader who can add value to our vision and who embodies our values and beliefs to RESPECT, INNOVATE AND EXCEL.”


– Russell Kew, Chair of Corporation

Culture and Values


We create a culture where respect is key for all that work, study and visit Fareham College.


We encourage and support innovation in design, development and delivery of our curriculum.


We expect excellence in staff and student performance.

College Lifestyle

You’ll soon discover that with us, every day is different. Each day can bring exciting new challenges and experiences to help you make the most of your career.

Every day our people unleash their talents, passion and unique personalities, to create an exciting and vibrant learning environment. Our people are our biggest asset and by supporting them to do what they do best, we continue to become more successful.


Living in Hampshire

Fareham College is situated on the south coast of England, close to both Portsmouth and Southampton.


With one of the best climates in Britain, this is a great area in which to live and work. Fareham itself is a market town with a rich heritage of maritime history, peaceful woodland walks, conservation areas plus an attractive, safe coastline. With a history that dates back to the Norman era, Fareham now enjoys a contemporary, modern-day culture that holds a variety of interests for everyone.

Fareham offers a safe and friendly community in which to live; it has an extensive shopping centre, cinema, leisure centre an array of restaurants and cafes all in close proximity. The surrounding cities of Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Chichester are all within easy reach by rail or road.

The New Forest National Park, which is over 900 years old and offers acres of unspoilt wood and heathland, is a short train ride away, as is the cosmopolitan seaside town of Bournemouth, which has seven miles of golden beaches. The beautiful holiday resort of the Isle of Wight is a short ferry ride across The Solent, and with London and Oxford just a 90 minute train journey, Fareham really is a fantastic base from which to explore this beautiful and exciting part of the UK.