An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and successful Senior School Improvement Officer to join Derby Diocesan Academy Trust’s (DDAT) central team. The
successful candidate will:
- Understand and promote the
distinctive character of Church of England Schools;
- Have substantial leadership and
at a senior level preferably with secondary and
primary experience, or from similar duties in a Local Authority
. You will need energy and the ability to
work in a team that sets itself and schools, high standards – sometimes in
- Have a successful track record
within your own school and in bringing about school improvement in a variety of
other schools that demonstrates your capacity to contribute to the ambition we
have for all our schools to become outstanding;
- Have a detailed understanding
of what supports and develops the capacity of school leaders to embed ambition
and drive improvement in their schools;
- Monitor, deliver and broker
support for a number of schools in the Diocese, to enhance their journey to
- Ensure the rapid improvement of
Church Schools and Academies deemed to require special measures so that they
become at least good at their next Section 5 Inspection;
- Share our ambition for
achieving a consistently high-quality education for all our children and young
- Offer professional support,
challenging and intellectual stimulus to our family of schools who have high
expectations of our service.
return, DDAT will offer you:
opportunity to work as part of a supportive team and empower you to further
develop the Trust.
competitive salary and pension contributions.
- Ongoing high quality professional development opportunities.
including but not limited to; Head Office free onsite parking at Bakewell or
Derby Cathedral School, Cycle to Work Scheme, free eye tests and a contribution
towards a pair of glasses for employees using VDU’s, Employee Assistant Programme
& an opportunity to work flexibly.
To apply for this position, please download
and complete the application documents below and submit to HR@ddat.org.uk by the closing date.
you would like to arrange an informal discussion about this post please contact
Jo Harris on 0333 3554353.
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 4 September
Interviews: W/c 12 September 2022
Please visit https://ddat.org.uk/vacancies/ and download DDAT's application forms. Completed application forms should be sent to HR@ddat.org.uk by the closing date.