Join our network and make a real impact within education
We are interested in hearing from strong existing
and aspiring Assistant & Vice Principals who; might be looking for career
advice, want to learn more about Ark through our podcasts, or who are open to joining Ark in the future.
We understand the importance of developing and
growing our leaders. We know that our schools are only as good as our teachers
and leaders. Our Assistant and Vice Principals work with some of the best
Principals and leaders nationally and have access to exceptional training,
including nationally recognised qualifications such as NPQSL and NPQH.
We are committed
to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where everyone, staff and
students, can deliver their best work and achieve their full potential. We want
our senior leadership teams to reflect and represent the diverse perspectives
of our student body because we know that in doing so, we will be stronger and
work for Ark?
Joining our team gives you the chance to work
for a high-performing multi-academy trust that is making a difference to the
lives of thousands of young people where it matters most.
We know that teaching is a challenging job, so are committed to
providing you with additional benefits, training and support. By joining Ark,
you can expect:
- Salary: Our salaries for teaching and leadership staff are 2.5% higher than main
the pay scale.
- Pension: Our scheme is generous: a salary average defined benefit pension scheme,
meaning you build up a guaranteed amount in your pension, payable for every
year of your retirement.
We offer double the
amount of training time within working hours and have additional INSET days to
allow time for bespoke training to suit you and your school’s needs.
You will also have
access to nationally recognised qualifications such as NPQSL as well as a
dedicated online learning platform and leadership training of Ark’s Great
Teacher Rubric (GTR).
- Wellbeing: You will have full access to an Employee Assistance Programme which
provides free, confidential counselling, financial and legal advice and a range
of different support to both you and your family.
- Health: Our gym discounts offer up to 40% off your local gym.
- Other benefits:
You will also have
access to Ark Rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major
We also offer
interest-free loans to staff of up to £5,000 for season tickets or to buy a
Ark is a network of 39 schools, reaching
30,000 students in our primary, secondary and all-through schools in
Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Our schools are fully
comprehensive and we are proud of our diversity, with over 40% of our students
eligible for free school meals. Our 2023 results saw our key stage 2 students
achieve 16 percentage points higher than the national average and at GCSE, 64
percent of students achieved grades 9-4 in English and Maths. Our leaders are a
team of experts who are working together to overcome some of the biggest
challenges in education. As we continue to strengthen the Ark network at every
level, we are always on the lookout for great
leaders to join us and build on this success.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.
All employees must undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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