Deputy Headteacher

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 4AW

7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    10 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£65,735 - £76,141 (L19- L25)

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Deputy Headteacher - £65,735 - £76,141 (L19- L25)

The Archdiocese of Birmingham, in partnership with the Governing Body, wish to appoint a Deputy Headteacher for1st January 2023.

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College is a medium sized 11 - 19 secondary school, situated in Cannock, Staffordshire. This is an important time in the life of the College. As a result of the appointment of a new Headteacher in September 2022, the Deputy Headteacher post will be additional to the existing leadership team, there is considerable scope for the responsibilities to be negotiated based on the skills and experience the successful appointee brings to the role.

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint a creative and strategic thinker who can inspire the staff and pupils to be constantly achieving the very best, with a pragmatic and practical approach to managing the day to day running of a medium sized secondary school. The College is in the early stages of following the path of academisation, in accordance with the policy of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

What we can offer:

  • Community - A leadership team committed to securing the best for all pupils.
  • Dedication - Dedicated and hardworking team of staff who are ambitious for all pupils.
  • Support - A supportive, knowledgeable and skilled Governing Body and Leadership team, committed to continual improvement.
  • Development - Opportunities for personal and professional development. This post may suit those aspiring to Headship in the future.
  • The opportunity to have a meaningful impact - Pupils who want to learn and succeed and staff who are committed to teaching and learning.

We are seeking an ambitious individual who:

  • is a practising Catholic.
  • is able to articulate how that is reflected in leadership of a school.
  • is able to deepen and strengthen the ethos and mission of Catholic education, as part of the local and universal work of the Church.
  • can create and consolidate the positive culture of the whole school community.
  • has a proven record of securing improved outcomes for all pupils at a whole school level.
  • is able to develop effective practice through planning, action, reflection and evaluation.
  • is creative in the development of opportunities for all pupils to prepare for further education, training, employment and life-long learning.
  • is always looking to improve the quality of provision for pupils and is relentless in the pursuit of excellence.
  • is a caring and inspiring leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • is a resilient and highly committed person.

To apply or for a further information pack, please contact Mrs H Tapper via or visit our website.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 10th October 2022 at 12 noon.

Interviews to take place Tuesday, 18th October 2022. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings cautions and convictions in your application form. Applicants will be subject to an online search if shortlisted.  Where the role involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children, candidates should note that it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children

Using the application form

An application pack is available via our College Website:

Please contact Mrs H Tapper on 01543 502215 or email for more information.

Closing date for applications 12pm Monday, 10th October 2022
Interviews: Tuesday, 18th October 2022.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
870 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01543 502215

Additional information about the College can be found in the application pack.

Arranging a visit to Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

School visits are encouraged and can be arranged by calling Mrs Tapper on 01543 502215.

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