Vice Principal- Pastoral

Richard Rose Central Academy, Carlisle, Cumbria


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £61,000 to £65,000

Job summary

Are you ambitious for all our young people and their life chances? Would you like to benefit from superb professional development opportunities and to work in one of the best equipped schools in the county? If so, then we would be very interested in hearing from you and supporting you in a relocation to the Lake District, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a paradise for those who love the outdoors!

The Role

We are seeking an inspirational, ambitious and strategic leader who can build on the many strengths of the Academy and work in partnership with our recently appointed Principal. The key focus of the role will be for all aspects of pastoral care within the academy, including the rewards and house systems.

Working with the Principal you’ll set the vision for the future of the Academy, putting the right people and plans in place to see that our young people leave the Academy feeling proud of what they’ve achieved and full of confidence for the future.

You will be part of our professional, supportive and friendly team. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working with vulnerable students and having a positive impact on their lives. The role will involve working in partnership with academy leaders, classroom-based staff, parents, pupils and other professionals in order to address the barriers to learning our students experience to allow them to engage with education.

We are an inclusive employer and are happy to consider flexible working practices, part time or a job share if they will benefit you and the students of the Academy.

The salary is negotiable for the right candidate.

Essential educational requirements

For this position a degree would be required.

Essential qualifications

A teaching qualification is essential for this post.

Essential skills and experience

Previous experience at the same level is required for this post.

Employee benefits


We know that you are going to do great things. For your hard work and commitment we want to reward you with a salary and benefits package that’s amongst the best in the sector. We also offer a relocation package.

Every employee in United Learning will receive:

• An exceptional salary, above the maintained sector - up to 5% for NQTs;
• At least 8 INSET days per year in all our academies, with 3 dedicated to planning;
• Continuing Professional Development options - Tailored to your needs;
• The opportunity to save money across hundreds of major retailers;
• Competitive maternity, paternity and adoption benefits;
• The scope for flexible working.

Plus flexible benefits:
You can also choose to sacrifice some of your salary to enjoy the following benefits:
Enjoy a brand new bicycle for a lower cost in the Cycle to Work scheme.
Improve your health with up to 40% off a gym membership.
…and many more!

United Learning and the Academy are equally ambitious as we strive to bring out ‘The best in everyone’.

If you would like to have an informal discussion or tour of the Academy, please contact Linda Farish, Principal’s PA, on 01228 822060 or at

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

The Academy reserves the right to interview and/or make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found so therefore early applications are encouraged.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 842 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website Richard Rose Central Academy website (opens in a new window)
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About Richard Rose Central Academy

School location

Victoria Place, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1LY