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Vice Principal (Head of College)

The Hundred of Hoo Academy, Rochester, Kent

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Highly competitive + performance bonus + private health care

Job summary

We are now recruiting for the role of Vice Principal (Head of College) for The Hundred of Hoo 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.

The successful candidate will play a huge part in accelerating the development of the school into an outstanding provider of education. We will expect the Vice Principal to support the further development of a positive culture and ethos where every child is expected to do well and their progress is supported every step of the way. Our successful candidate will be a talented and 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, preferably in a non-selective setting.

This is an exciting time to join our leadership team. You will be expected to play a key role in developing the strategic vision for The Hundred of Hoo Academy even further whilst ensuring that our students develop their potential, achieve academic success and develop our core values. The successful applicant will be a key member of the senior leadership team and will model our human scale approach to education by driving our small schools philosophy. The successful candidate will have significant autonomy in leading their assigned College, once established, and will have management responsibilities for key subject areas.

This post provides an outstanding career opportunity to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development.

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

Application and Selection Process: Suitable and interested candidates are invited to complete an online application detailing why they are suitable for the role. This can be submitted on Jobtrain by clicking the ‘Apply for job’ button at the bottom of the page.

Application closing date: Wednesday 30th September 2020
Shortlisting date: Thursday 1st October 2020 (candidates will be informed that day)
Selection activity date: Wednesday 7th October 2020

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (LAT Talent Team) on holly.neve@latrust.org.uk.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size 1481 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Hundred of Hoo Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email talent@latrust.org.uk

About The Hundred of Hoo Academy

In return, you will receive:

a competitive salary and exciting LAT career path with opportunities for progression in the future;
the opportunity to assist in leading a large and successful academy;
security and support on your journey from close collaboration with a small central executive and a larger group of talented principals to share best practice and innovation;
development opportunities to work both within the academy and across the wider Trust;
the opportunity to implement the Trust’s ‘small school’ philosophy to drive academic improvement.

Arranging a visit to The Hundred of Hoo Academy

Arranging a visit to the academy: On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Kathy Blackwell (PA to Principal) - kathy.blackwell@hundredofhooacademy.org.uk. Visits will be offered throughout September 2020 and will be hosted by the Principal, Carl Guerin-Hassett. Social distancing and other Covid-secure safety measures will be observed at all times following latest government guidelines. Please ensure you offer Kathy 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 Principal.

School location

Main Road, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9HH