This job expired on 8 December 2022

  • Start date details

    Anticipated start date: Easter 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter

  • Closing date

    8 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 November 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Payscale: L13 to L17 (£61,336 to £67,662 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Bridgwater and Taunton College Trust and the Governors of West Somerset College wish to appoint a dynamic and talented Deputy Headteacher with proven leadership and management skills to join a highly effective leadership team.

Candidates must already hold a Senior Management post of Assistant or Deputy Headteacher with the capacity to drive continued, rapid school improvement, lead staff and have a clear impact on student outcomes.

The post will carry specific responsibilities in a variety of areas and is an opportunity to re-imagine the culture of a school, including relaunching a House system, that will benefit the team and the school. Further details are outlined in the job description and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. This post will provide an ideal opportunity for preparation for Headship.

What the school offers its staff

What we offer:

  • Employee Rewards scheme – High Street discounts, Staff Wellbeing centre
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • A Trust wide leadership competencies framework
  • A professional leadership development coach
  • A Trust wide staff wellbeing policy
  • Personalised professional development supported by an exceptional team within the Academy and driven through The Continual Professional Growth Policy which replaces appraisal and pay progression

At West Somerset College we aim to provide a rich and varied education for all of our students. We believe that ensuring students realise their full potential depends upon a continuous drive for excellence by our staff. We are looking for applicants who are reliable, conscientious, able to be flexible and work as part of an experienced leadership team.

Further details about the role

Please note, although we are ideally looking for a full-time colleague, we are open to discussing flexible working options

We would encourage you to call to discuss this post with the Headteacher or book to come and visit the school. In addition to your application form, please complete a letter of no more than two sides of A4 in font 11 detailing your experience to date and what you would bring to the role.

Commitment to safeguarding

West Somerset College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share its commitment.  Our mission is that all children achieve. A criminal disclosure check will be requested for any applicant who is offered a position.
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About West Somerset College

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 19
Education phase
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School size
775 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 19

West Somerset College is an all-inclusive College catering for 13 to 18 year olds, situated on the edge of Exmoor National Park.

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