Appointments Vacancies

Principal – The Ladies’ College


The Ladies’ College is an independent day school for girls aged from 2½ to 18. The Governors of the College are seeking to appoint a Principal to succeed Mrs Ashley Clancy, who is retiring after leading the school with vision and commitment for 7 years.


The College’s reputation for academic excellence is well known in Guernsey and the College is proud of the results achieved by its pupils and students in a vibrant, friendly and supportive environment. Well-being sits at the core of the College’s ethos, with opportunities and experiences outside the classroom strongly encouraged as a vital ingredient of a rounded, grounded education.

The College’s vision is to give each girl the confidence to develop so that they become young adults who are proactive, positive, caring and resilient, with a growth mind-set. In doing so the College aims to encourage each girl to grow in confidence, develop her talents to the full and value the qualities of others; to create an environment where each girl can be happy, love learning and make lifelong friends; and to inspire each girl to be the best she can be.

The Governors are seeking an inspirational leader to take the College into its next stage of development. The post will appeal to someone who is passionate about girls’ education and committed to helping each pupil and student achieve their goals, is a strategic and creative thinker, and a strong communicator with drive and business acumen. The successful candidate will be a confident networker who relishes the opportunities to play an important part in the educational and wider life of Guernsey.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to arrange a confidential discussion with one of the consultants handling this appointment:

Camilla Oulton – or on 0737 5852560; or
Sarah Evans – or on 0770 3603996.

The deadline for applications is 10:00am (UK time), Wednesday 21st April 2021

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically and email it, with a covering letter addressed to the Chair of Governors, Advocate Caroline Chan as PDF files please, to RSAcademics Project Co-ordinator (Leadership Appointments), Julia Coffey, at: Julia can also be reached by calling 01945 754416.

The Ladies’ College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to screening appropriate to this post, including an enhanced DBS check.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 21 April 2021 10:00am (UK)
  • Preliminary interviews will take place with RSAcademics online on either 4 May 2021 or 5 May 2021
  • Long list interviews will take place online on 3 June 2021 and 4 June 2021
  • Short list interviews will take place on 21 June 2021 and 22 June 2021 at the College
  • Please note that the arrangements for long and short list interviews may be subject to change in the light of prevailing public health restrictions