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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    17 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Until 31st March 2024

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Trust is looking for an inspiring and professional Leadership Support Officer to temporarily join its Central Trust Team. The aim of the role is to work closely with School Senior Leaders across the Trust by offering wellbeing support and advice. The role seeks to offer work/life balance insight for both senior leaders and its Governing body, through building and maintaining excellent working and interpersonal relationships. By taking the time to get to know each school's Senior Leader, the Leadership Support Officer will be able to offer timely and appropriate insight, challenge and inspiration to ensure Headteachers feel supported in the challenges they face.


  • Current or previous experience of Head in a primary school (5 or more years)

  • Evidence of delivering impactful professional development to Heads and Governors

  • Ability to act as an ambassador and professional advocate for the Trust, with strong personal credibility

  • Experience of leading or supporting Performance Management of senior leaders

  • Experience of carrying out induction and mentoring for new senior leaders

  • Understanding of the particular leadership issues faced by heads of small, rural primary schools

  • Ability to generate and manage own workload and to work autonomously

  • Able to support and challenge colleagues working in senior roles

  • High levels of integrity, compassion, confidentiality and trust

  • Self-confidence and emotional resilience

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and diplomacy skills

  • An ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Commitment to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people

  • A strong commitment to the academic, personal and social development of pupils

  • A proven ability to initiate and lead change by inspiring, influencing and motivating others

What the school offers its staff

We offer a supportive, friendly and professional working environment.

Further details about the role

Please apply via the Tilian Application Form attached.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. When applying for a post you will be subject to a safer recruitment process as follows: 1. If shortlisted, you will be required to complete a self-disclosure form. 2. During the interview process, the panel will explore your skills, experience and attitudes and the questions asked will include questions about safeguarding of children 3. If you accept a post within our Trust you will be required to complete an enhanced DBS, and undergo a Section 128 check.
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About The Tilian Partnership

Multi-academy trust
Email address
Phone number
01359 251378

The Tilian Partnership, is a Suffolk based MAT of Church of England Primary Schools, believing that all children should receive a first class education to be well prepared for their life ahead academically, personally, emotionally and professionally. We are committed to our responsibility to support and challenge our schools and their staff to ensure success.

Arranging a visit to The Tilian Partnership

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@tilian.org.uk.

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