10 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    14 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L9 - L13

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to our growing pupil numbers the Governing Body is seeking to appoint an additional Assistant Headteacher to lead on the areas of Personal Development and Employability. We are very proud of our work on Personal Development which is led by a number of Middle Leaders and currently overseen by a number of members of the SLT, we now seek to bring this remit under a single leadership role. In addition, the employability agenda is central to the ethos and vision of our academy and Trust, and we are looking to ensure that this approach is continued and further embedded across all aspects of our academy life and work.

The successful candidate must be an inspiring role model, able to lead and work well as part of a flexible team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have a ‘can-do’ attitude, be highly organised and have the ability to work under pressure.

What the school offers its staff

  • Ongoing training, support and mentoring will be provided
  • Free access to BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free onsite Parking
  • Generous discount at the David Nieper Ltd factory shop

Further details about the role

General role responsibilities

  • To strategically lead all aspects of Personal Development including:

o DNA Way and assembly elements of the Tutor Programme

o Personal, Social, Health and Careers Education

o Pupil voice

o Pupil wellbeing

o Equality & Diversity

o Safeguarding – Deputy DSL

o Extra-Curricular activities

o House activities

o Employability agenda and links with our Employer Partners

o Employability Curriculum

o Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

To line manage:

o Extra-Curricular and House coordinators

o Head of PSHCE

o Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance assistants

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, so all staff appointments are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Candidates should indicate an acceptance of, and a commitment to, the Academy’s policies in relation to equality and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. It is an offence to apply for this role if an applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please follow the below link to view the Christopher Nieper Education Trust Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy https://davidnieper.academy/about-us/academy-policies/

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to mbarnes@davidnieper.academy

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About David Nieper Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
679 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The David Nieper Academy is a newly formed academy in Alfreton. A new school building opened in early 2017 therefore this is an immensely exciting time to be joining the academy and being a key component in the future development.

Arranging a visit to David Nieper Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mbarnes@davidnieper.academy.

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