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  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    7 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: Full time position

Contract type


Pay scale

L3 to L7

What skills and experience we're looking for

Pay Scale: Leadership scale L3-7

Permanent Full time

Start date - as soon as possible

‘Supporting young people from Early Years to Employment.’

The Trustees of QUEST wish to appoint an outstanding Head of English who is an inspirational and talented leader with an unshakeable belief in the right of children to have high-quality education.

This is a really exciting opportunity and a great time to join our Trust - the person we appoint will be able to quickly make a real difference to hundreds of young people’s life chances.

We have an aspiration and determination to deliver exceptionally high quality technical and academic education for all students who attend our school. The school is a University Technical College encompassing Key Stages 3 and 4, along with a Sixth Form provision. The school has modern, comprehensive facilities and is located on the campus of the University of Bolton.

We are looking to appoint a Head of English for the school, to support the students with vision and passion and ensure that, in the future, the UCS deliver outstanding English provision.

They will also understand, and believe in, the ethos and practicalities of a UTC and the difference a high quality English provision can make to young people’s life chances.

For further information or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Ian Barry (Education Advisor) 07793222874

What the school offers its staff

The UCS is a University Technical College encompassing Key Stage 3 and 4, along with a sixth form provision.

The UCS is located on the University of Bolton campus. The UCS has an outstanding £10 million facility for 11 to 19 year olds which includes specialist laboratories. Our facilities uniquely inspire and motivate our students to succeed in their studies and propel their careers forward.

To accommodate the growing student numbers, a new key stage 3 extension is underway and is scheduled to open in 2025, along with our Multi Use Games Area set to open in September 2024.

Our staff are subject specialists who employ a wide range of teaching and learning strategies.

Our school expanded to 11-19 in 2020, and as we grow we want to continue to deliver education differently. We are proud to be sponsored by the University of Bolton, located on their knowledge campus and supported by our trusted industry and health sector partners.

QUEST Trust supports young people from Early Years to Employment.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About University Collegiate School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
491 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Arranging a visit to University Collegiate School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email t.hewitt@questrust.org.uk.

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