Deadline is tomorrow

  • Application deadline

    25 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
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 The Leigh Academy; 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.

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.

Applying for the job

Using the link provided, please scroll to the bottom of the job advert and click 'Apply for job'.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1387 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01634412200

About The Leigh Academy

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.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Stacey Thomas (Office Manager and PA) - stacey.thomas@leighacademy.org.uk. Visits will be offered in January 2022 and will be hosted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer Stacey a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the SLT about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Stacey Thomas (as above) in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 25th January at midday. Interviews and assessment activities will take place on Monday 31st January. 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 holly.neve@latrust.org.uk.

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

Green Street Green Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1QE

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