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  • Start date details

    Spring Term

  • Closing date

    9 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 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

Fixed term - 2 years

Actual salary

£21,166- £23,355

Pay scale

L8 – L12

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications, Education, training

  • Recent relevant in-service training
  • No less than 2 years leadership experience in a Early Years Setting or School
  • Post-graduate qualification
  • Relevant Early Years Qualification – eg. QTS or EYTS

Relevant Experience

  • Successful leadership within a substantial middle or senior management role
  • Experience of the teaching/working in the Early Years Sector (Schools, PVI & Childminders)
  • Experience in school self-evaluation and development planning
  • Substantial and successful work within professional development
  • Evidence of a contribution to wider educational issues
  • Experience of collaborating with/supporting the Early Years Sector
  • Engagement in research
  • Experience managing Government grants and associated monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience and understanding of managing strategic communications and marketing

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Understanding of the wider education landscape and the opportunities and challenges it brings
  • Understanding of what constitutes high quality teaching professional development
  • Very good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent ICT skills
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm for teaching and for learning in general
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Ability to plan, organise, review and adapt
  • Experience of working with the DFE
  • Experience of working in/with a range of Early Years Setting
  • Experience of strategic boards and governance

Leadership and Management

  • Understanding of the importance of governance and strategic partnerships
  • Ability to innovate, manage change and lead growth
  • Ability to motivate, support and inspire trust in others
  • Ability to confront and resolve problems
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to formulate, monitor, evaluate and review plans and policies

Early Years Hub

  • Understanding of how to manage large budgets and staff
  • Commitment to further training and a willingness to participate in relevant CPD e.g. facilitation
  • Willingness to contribute to all to all Early Years Hub activities

Our Values

Community: Evidence of working together for a common purpose and encouraging diversity

What the school offers its staff

Early Years Stronger Practice Hub: Head of Hub: 2 year fixed term contract

Based at The Lodge (Altrincham Grammar School for Girls) – hybrid working available


We offer a great opportunity to join an organisation which really lives its values. Our working environment is very inclusive and whilst you can expect to be challenged in your role, you will be supported through professional learning, treated fairly and with dignity and respect. Please see the Equality, Diversity, an Inclusion statement on our website.

Terms and Conditions

Salary: School Leadership scale pay range L8 – L12, dependent upon experience. Actual pay for the working pattern below is £21,166- £23,355 p.a.

Working weeks: This is a great opportunity for flexible working as the role will work 38 weeks during school term time and an additional 1 week to be agreed. A total of 39 weeks.

Hours: 2 days per week.

Pension: Teachers Pension Scheme: https://www.teacherspensions.co.uk/

Other: We offer salary sacrifice schemes for purchasing bikes used for travel to work and technology for personal use, through monthly interest free salary deductions. We also offer opportunities for professional development.

The full job description and person specification are on our website and attached to this advert as the job info pack,

Further details about the role


The Head of Hub fulfils a senior leadership role leading and managing the Early Years Stronger Practice Hub. The role has a clear focus on improving Early Years Provision and leading Early Years partnerships at a local, regional and national level. This role is pivotal to the success of our Early Years Stronger Practice Hub. The Head of Hub will have a strong Early Years background and understand the Early Years sector. identify and create early years partnerships and will ensure delivery of our Early Years Stronger Practice Hub KPIs. The role is accountable directly to the Director across Bright Futures Development Network. This role will ensure early years good practice is shared and the profile of early years is amplified across the region working to ensure: ‘the best for everyone, the best from everyone’.

Commitment to safeguarding

Bright Futures Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out and references will be sought for shortlisted candidates and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.
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About Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1389 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is a partnership of schools based in the North West. The Trust’s vision is the best for everyone, the best from everyone. Our values of community, passion and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. There are currently twelve schools within the Trust. BFET is committed to providing all staff with the training and support they need to be the best in their profession. Benefits include: working cross-phase, knowledge exchange between our schools and the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in their profession. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a National Teaching School in 2011. AGGS is the lead school in the “Alliance for Learning”. Our teaching school alliance comprises schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area. The impact of teaching school activities is felt within the Trust and far beyond. We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud. The successful candidates must be willing to engage in the school’s commitment to developing AGGS as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning.

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