This job expired on 4 December 2023

  • Job start date

    8 April 2024

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: Full-time

Contract type


Pay scale

£30,000 – £46,525 (MPS/UPS) + TLR 2

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Director of Faculty – Science to join a well-led and motivated team committed to continuous improvement.

To be successful, you will:

  • Have the highest ambitions and expectations for all pupils, including the disadvantaged and those with SEND
  • Be enthusiastic and energetic and willing to take risks
  • Not be a yes person and have a keen desire to collaborate to move forward
  • Be someone who understands that the role is a pupil-facing one and who is forward-facing and visible, leading by example
  • Want to continue to develop and thrive

This is an exciting time to join us and a great opportunity to be involved in the next stage of the development of this strong team. Over the last few years, there has been a real drive to develop collaborative planning of a well-sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum in order to ensure our curriculum is inclusive and all students can achieve highly.

This is an ideal opportunity for a colleague who is ambitious, creative and enthusiastic about helping students to learn in a strong, supportive environment.

What the school offers its staff

Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust

At Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, we enrich lives and transform futures. Our four academies in and around Birmingham offer an outstanding quality of education, recognising that all our children are individuals and delivering exceptional pastoral care to ensure their happiness. Whilst we place strong emphasis on academic achievement, we take a holistic view of education and maintain exciting extracurricular programmes to create the well-rounded young adults of tomorrow. We’re also creating outstanding careers that could take you anywhere within our network – and take your future anywhere you want to go.


When you join Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, you join a nurturing family where your professional satisfaction and personal happiness really count. You can expect heavy investment in your career development, alongside an outstanding package of benefits including a generous pension scheme, employee recognition and assistance programmes, cycle to work and green car schemes, the Perkbox wellness hub and discount platform, and much more. As to the future? Well, that’s entirely up to you, with the only limit on your progression being your ambition and abilities.

Further details about the role

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of[1]offenders-act-1974

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as providing evidence of qualifications.

This job post has expired.

About Fairfax

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1570 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

At the heart of Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, Fairfax School is a unique place of education. Our motto is ‘Sinceritas Laboris’, and we believe there is real dignity in hard work and making extra effort to improve oneself. We strive for the highest quality in everything we do, emphasise good manners, kindness and respect, and have a real sense of moral purpose that is reflected in the well-rounded, high-achieving young people we help to create. We’re equally passionate about building fast-paced careers, and we’re excited by the prospect of moving from Good to Outstanding with your assistance.

Arranging a visit to Fairfax

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@fmat.co.uk.

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