Director of Education

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“Life in all its fullness” – have you the strategic vision to guide and lead our educators, as they rise to the challenge of enabling every child in our church schools to thrive?

We are looking for our next Diocesan Director of Education. You will be chief officer for the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE), providing visionary and strategic leadership for our Education team and church schools.

Spanning the worlds of education and the Church you will;

  • Guide our schools through local and national changes in education
  • Ensure that pupils come first in all our church schools, are always safe and grow as children of God
  • Deliver the strategy behind high quality statutory education that expresses the Christian ethos
  • Provide professional leadership, advice and guidance to the DBE and lead the process of structural change
  • Work as an influencer with the DfE, Ofsted, other dioceses and other agencies on developing quality schooling locally and nationally.

You will be a practising Christian who is passionate about serving children and young adults through church schools, with a substantial track record of working successfully at a senior level in education. You will need an excellent understanding and knowledge of the world of primary and secondary education, including the place and nature of Church of England schools and an understanding of the Church of England’s Vision for Education.

To thrive in this role you will be both collegiate and resilient; an influencer who can think strategically, prioritise, and delegate with a sense of proportion deeply underpinned by a love for children and young people.

If you are inspired to apply, Bishop John will be pleased to speak to you about our vision for this crucial strategic role. For this opportunity, or for an informal chat with the HR team, please call Becky or Jo in the HR team on 01905 730730 / 732818.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter or expression of interest to the HR Coordinator by 9am on Tuesday 20 April at:

Church of England education, along with all other partners in the world of education, is at an exciting yet complex moment in time. The Government’s academy agenda is now well established and Diocesan Boards of Education (DBEs) are actively playing their part in the provision of high-quality education in both the academy and the maintained sectors.

The Worcester DBE is proud to be a proactive partner with local authority colleagues in Dudley and Worcestershire, as well as with multi academy trusts (MATs) across the Diocese.

This joined up approach to education is having a positive impact for the more than 22,000 children and young people in our 100 Church schools, as well as for the staff and leaders of these schools.