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New Vice Principal & Deputy Chief Executive announced

Monday 8 Jan 2018

Myerscough College is delighted to announce that Steven Downham-Clarke has been appointed as the new Vice Principal & Deputy Chief Executive.


Steven Downham-Clarke (Image: Stuart Aisbitt - www.lovelumen.co.uk)

Steven will take up the post on 1st April, replacing Alison Robinson, who on the same day will take up her new role of Chief Executive and Principal, upon the retirement of Ann Turner.

Steven is currently Assistant Principal at Kirklees College and has strategic responsibility for FE Study Programmes and Apprenticeships. Under his leadership he has six departments, including Land Based, Construction, Engineering and all STEM activity for the College (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Steven is also the College lead for Employer Engagement, which has included establishing a new Process Manufacturing Centre working with several blue chip companies and the Local Economic Partnership (LEP) to establish it.

Prior to this Steven worked at Bradford College as Head of Sport and Public Services, and has also run his own private training company and worked at Hopwood Hall.

Alison Robinson said: ‘’Steven brings a wealth of experience to the role, relating to curriculum, quality, funding, marketing and employer liaison.

‘’He has an excellent reputation amongst his colleagues and the FE sector as a great communicator, someone who sets high standards and works exceptionally hard with his management team and staff to achieve College objectives.

‘’I am confident that Steven is a great fit for our Myerscough team and look forward to him joining us.’’

Outside of College Steven has always been involved in a variety of sports. He enjoys cycling (road and mountain bike), skiing, hill-walking and coaching junior Rugby at Rochdale RUFC. He has a keen interest in the outdoors with his hens, dogs, cat and horse.

by Dave Salmon