Director of Education

The role:

Are you an experienced educational leader who has a passion for school improvement and providing high quality education across all age ranges? 

We have an exciting opportunity to join our senior team at GGLT in the newly created and unique role of Director of Education.  The person we seek will possess inspiration, diplomacy and creativity, and will lead our staff to improve the quality of education for all our children and young people.  Our ambition is to establish the Trust as a leading provider of school support and curriculum development and this new dedicated role will create the foundations for achieving this ambition through the creation of an innovative school improvement and development strategy.

As our Director of Education, you will be an exceptional and inspiring leader with a successful track record in leading school improvement. You will need to share our ambitions and have the acumen and energy to deliver the Trust’s vision and strategy for the highest quality of Education whilst embedding a culture of continuous self-improvement and system leadership that delivers excellence across the curriculum.

This is an exciting, if challenging, time to be joining our Trust and we are looking for someone who can bring a creative, inspirational and motivational approach to establishing this new role.

This is a flexible and part-time permanent post and will report directly the Trust CEO. You will be joining a strong team of highly skilled and experienced leaders and a supportive board of Trustees. Success in the role will be demonstrated by your ability to nurture strong and effective relationships with our school leaders, and establish a trajectory of improvement and achievement across all our schools.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • A deep commitment to the education, safeguarding and well-being of children and young people;

  • Experience of working as part of a Senior Leadership Team – within a Trust or local authority;

  • Successful experience of providing school improvement challenge and support to other schools in both Primary and Secondary settings;

  • Proven ability to generate and deliver collective vision and shared purpose, including building teams, managing change and delivering results;

  • Created innovative educational strategies that have delivered tangible results;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • A collaborative approach

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

  • Job Title: Director of Education, Gatehouse Green Learning Trust

  • Start Date: ASAP

  • Contract type: Part time 0.6/Permanent

  • Pay Scale: Leadership Grade equivalent L33 – L35 (£92,624 - £97,273) pro rata