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  • Application deadline

    24 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Highly competitive plus performance bonus and private health care

Job summary

We are now recruiting for the role of Head of College (Vice Principal) for Leigh Academy Rainham; a truly rare leadership opportunity within a very successful and financially sound, mature and geographically local multi-academy trust that combines management freedom for effective leaders with secure central support that encourages collaboration for success.

Our successful candidate will be talented and a highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential. We are looking for an experienced professional who can demonstrate strategic leadership and excellent management, and a proven track record of success in raising standards. Prospective Vice Principals will be experienced senior leaders who have experienced working in a role such as, or equivalent to, an Assistant Headteacher. They will deputise for the Principal and be Acting Principal in their absence.

This is an exciting time to join our leadership team. You will be expected to play a key role in shaping the strategic vision for Leigh Academy Rainham even further whilst ensuring that our students develop their potential, achieve academic success and develop our core values. Reporting directly to the Principal, Alex Millward, the successful applicant will be a key member of the senior leadership and will have significant autonomy in leading their assigned College. They will take on key strategic leadership responsibilities across the whole academy defined by experience, expertise and interest, and provide line management for key subject areas. This post provides an outstanding career opportunity to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development.

To view the structure of the senior leadership team, please click here.

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at The Leigh Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

Click here to view the full Recruitment Pack for more information.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing our education world and are:

an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a successful track record at secondary level;
a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders.

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
Up to 1150 pupils
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number

About Leigh Academy Rainham

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

Application closing date: Monday 24th January 2022

Shortlisting committee: Thursday 27th January 2022 - successful candidates informed

Interview date: Thursday 3rd February 2022

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Holly Neve (Recruitment Coordinator) on 01634 412 263 or

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

School location

Otterham Quay Lane, Gillingham, ME8 8GS

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