Diocese of ChichesterDiocese of Chichester

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  • Diocesan Director of Education

    Type: Education (Schools) By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    The Diocese of Chichester is looking for a dynamic, energetic and strategic individual to lead its Education team. The Education team provides support to the 157 Church of England schools in Sussex, reaching over 37,000 children and their families. The department has 12 staff plus a team of consultants providing a range of services to our schools including school improvement, RE, governor development, capital building projects, place planning and much more.

    As the new Director of Education, you will be passionate about ensuring the best possible education to our children and enabling our schools to confidently develop their distinctly Christian character. You will help us navigate effectively the changing educational environment and will engage with policy making at a local, regional and national level.

    We are seeking someone with an appetite for challenge. We need you to inspire school and academy leaders, to empower our school improvement team and to oversee wise appointments to governing bodies, trusts and committees. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of strategic management, and experience of influencing opinion and delivering change.

    The post will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS with barred list via the Disclosure and Barring Service. There is a genuine occupational requirement for the individual to be a communicant member of the Church of England or of a church in full communion with it, or an equivalent member of a church that is a full member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

    To request an application pack please contact Emma Fletcher at Hays Leadership on 01273 721579 or email: emma.fletcher@hays.com

    To discuss the role in more detail, please call Dion Mills on 07899 063321 or email dion.mills@hays.com

  • Headteacher required for St John’s Meads Church of England VA Primary School

    Type: Education (Schools) By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Do you have the vision, effective leadership qualities and the essential people skills to be an enthusiastic and motivating leader? Would you welcome the opportunity to promote creative partnerships and collaborative working with other local schools?

    The Board of Governors at St John’s Meads are looking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Headteacher to build on recent achievements and bring their own fresh ideas to take the school forward. Our new Headteacher should have a proven track record of effective leadership, raising standards and successful school improvement and should also promote excellence, equality and high expectations for all.

    Our school is a popular, oversubscribed, one-form entry, Voluntary Aided Primary School situated in Meads village, on the western edge of Eastbourne where the South Downs National Park meets the sea. In June 2016, OFSTED rated the school as good and at the recent SIAMS inspection in April 2017 it was rated Outstanding. There is a strong Christian ethos evidenced through our ‘Rainbow Vision’ which underpins our caring and inclusive environment, where children are happy, safe and secure and thrive in everything they do.

    Our new Headteacher will have:

    • The best interests of the children at the heart of all their decisions.

    • Excellent leadership and organisational skills.

    • The ability to build on success and manage change.

    • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire the staff team.

    • The ability to form excellent relationships with children, parents, staff, governors, and local community.

    • Empathy, good humour and resilience.

    • A genuine commitment to the Christian ethos of the school.

    In return we can offer you:

    • A caring community of children who are courteous, welcoming, enthusiastic, eager to learn and proud of their school.

    • A dedicated staff team who are keen to continue the development of their skills and competencies.

    • Supportive parents who assist across the school through volunteering and raising funds.

    • Experienced and supportive governors who are committed to excellence and school improvement.

    • A place where Christian values are embedded in school practice.

    • Strong links with our local Church and Diocese.

    • A location near the sea and the South Downs with opportunities for beach and forest schools.

    You are encouraged and warmly invited to visit St John’s Meads Primary School, prior to submitting an application. The Chair of Governors would be delighted to meet you and show you round so that you can see the school in action and have an opportunity to ask any questions.

    For further information or to arrange a school visit, please contact Kate Wright by email or Academicis on: T: 01223-907-979 M: 07825-346-535 E: kwright@academicis.co.uk

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Type: Education (Schools) By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    We are seeking an energetic and dynamic CEO to lead the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust to its next stage. A person with significant educational experience and passion to embed the Trusts vision. In addition, a commitment to ensure quality education for the children in our academies ensuring they all achieve their maximum potential. 

    The Trust is at an exciting point in its development. Starting in 2014 with its Head Office in Hove, East Sussex, DCAT has expanded to six academies to include five primaries and one secondary, educating 3000+ pupils and employing 500+ staff in Hastings, Eastbourne and Chichester. DCAT is in advanced conversations with other schools across the Diocese who want to join the Trust. This will enable the Trust to be in a strong position to expand whilst ensuring school improvement and educational support. 

    We welcome visits to our academies. For further information Tel: 01273 425001 or email:- contact@dcat.academy

    www.dcat.academy

    Safeguarding:- The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. New members of staff will be required to apply for Disclosure Service certification as part of the School’s staff recruitment process.

  • Headteacher Central CE Academy

    Type: Education (Schools) By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Headteacher to the Trust to lead Central CE Academy, Chichester from Easter 2018. We need a resilient, dynamic, innovative practitioner with proven experience of rapid school improvement who will take full advantage of the freedoms an academy can offer in journeying towards educational excellence. 

    Fully supported by the Trust, the candidate will provide robust strategic leadership and direction in ensuring a child-centred approach to education that enables continuous progressive improvement for all pupils' learning. Fostering confidence, ambition and motivation in staff, the candidate will promote and deliver a positive exciting and relevant learning experience for pupils, where teaching and learning will be consistently good. 

    Central is a junior academy situated within 5 minutes' walk of the thriving historic city centre and cathedral. As a distinctive Christian academy, DCAT have aspirations for it to be the junior school of choice, striving for excellence and rooted in the life of the city and diocese. 

    We welcome visits to the academy. Tel: 01273 425001 or email: contact@dcat.academy. To find out more please visit our website where you can download an information pack and application form. http://www.dcat.academy/

    Safeguarding:- The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust and Central CE Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. New members of staff will be required to apply for Disclosure Service certification as part of the School’s staff recruitment process.

  • Head of Teaching and Learning

    Type: Education (Schools) By: Diocese of Chichester When: 27 November 2017

    The Diocese of Chichester Education Department together with The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust [DCAT] are looking to recruit a Head of Teaching and Learning to work 50% with Diocesan schools and 50% supporting the academies within the Trust. 

    If you are passionate about Christian education; looking for a vocational calling serving the Diocesan schools and academies and could commit to our vision for transforming education, we would love to receive an application from you. 

    Reporting to: - Diocesan Director of Education [DDE] 

    Accountable to: DDE alongside CEO of DCAT 

    Duration of post: Permanent 

    Main place of work: Church House, Hove; schools/academies across the Diocese and, it will be possible for the candidate to work from home. 

    Hours of work: Full-time, 35 hours per week. 

    Holiday: 25 days plus 8 bank and public holidays (pro rata for part time employees) and two additional days, Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve. 

    Salary range: £50-60k per annum, depending on experience and contributory pension scheme. 

    Start Date: January - April 2018 

    To find out more please visit our websites, where you can download a candidate information pack and an application form. Applications packs can also be requested by email. 

    Websites:
    http://schools.chichester.anglican.org/  
    http://www.dcat.academy/

    The Aims of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust and Education Department include:- 

    • All children achieve and maximise their potential; 
    • All schools improve and perform above national expectations; 
    • All staff are supported and actively engage in continuing professional development; 
    • The distinct Christian identity of each of our academies and schools is maintained and celebrated;

    The Diocese of Chichester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

    Closing date: 9:00am, Monday 27th November 2017
    Shortlisting: Thursday 30th November 2017
    Interviews: Tuesday 12th December 2017

    The Diocese of Chichester Education Department and The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust
    Diocesan Church House, 211 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4ED
    Email: schools@chichester.anglican.org or contact@dcat.academy
    Telephone: 01273 425687/01273 425001
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