This job expired on 5 October 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024 or earlier

  • Closing date

    5 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L13 (£59,557 per annum pay award pending)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a Director of English to provide exceptional leadership of this important area of our work across our Trust; in particular across our secondary schools.

This is an exciting, first-time post and the successful candidate will work with SLT, Heads of Department and their teams in our secondary schools to build on the Trust’s quality of teaching and learning, agree on best practices and then work together to make our approaches world class.

We’re looking for a high calibre, high performing Director of English, with an impressive track record of improving outcomes for pupils, ideally across multiple schools. Your leadership will ensure that our pupils experience educational excellence every day, that there is inspiring and impactful teaching and learning in every classroom, and that each one of our pupils can achieve exceptional outcomes.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of School Improvement, and will be a key member of the Trust’s successful and committed School Improvement Team, which comprises professionals with experience in SEND, safeguarding, personal development, and attendance.

This role would be ideal for an experienced, credible and inspiring Head of English who has a great track record and the drive and determination to lead improvements across our small but growing Trust.

Please call Zoe French on 01904 806456, or email z.french@southbanktrust.co.uk to arrange an informal conversation with Clair Kitchen, Director of School Improvement, to discuss the role in more detail.

What the school offers its staff

The Trust offers a range of staff benefits, including enrolment in the excellent Teachers’ Pension Scheme, 24/7 access to an employee assistance programme and a range of family friendly policies.

Further details about the role

The deadline for applications is: midnight on Thursday 5 October 2023, with assessment and the selection process expected to take place on Thursday 12 October 2023

The application pack, further details about the role and an application form are available to download from the Trust website: https://southbanktrust.co.uk/careers/

To apply for this vacancy, please submit completed forms electronically to recruitment@southbanktrust.co.uk, for the attention of Mr Mark Hassack.

South Bank Multi Academy Trust reserves the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at midnight either on the advertised closing date, or at the point the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early. Applicants will be invited for interview once suitable applications are received, therefore early applications are strongly encouraged and advised.

Commitment to safeguarding

South Bank Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children.

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