School Adviser: Senior Leadership

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Role: School Adviser, Senior Leadership
This post is full time (35 hours per week) with a salary of £52,990 with non-contributory pension

Required for January 2023

We wish to appoint a highly motivated, talented and effective education professional to the post of School Adviser: Leadership (Primary). The successful applicant will contribute positively to our dynamic team, promoting educational excellence in our family of 240 Church schools and academies.

With a proven track record of primary headship and school improvement you will use your interpersonal skills and experience and to:

  • Build a strong professional relationship with a portfolio of Church of England Schools and Academies to enhance and enrich learning opportunities for all.
  • Take a lead role in creating, implementing and sustaining significant aspects of Church school development, improvement and effectiveness.
  • Contribute and bring expertise to the Diocesan Education Team including supporting, planning and delivery of its distinctive professional development and training.
  • Respond to diocesan, local, regional and national educational strategy and initiatives, under the direction of the Director of Education.

We will provide you with opportunities for professional development and encourage you to take a leading role in the formulation and delivery of Diocesan education policy and practice. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed team, with a great reputation who work openly and collaboratively in a culture of mutual support.

The Diocese of Leeds is geographically the biggest diocese in the country so a willingness to travel is a must. However, the huge range of schools we support, from rural Dales village schools to large urban academies in West Yorkshire, provides a richness to our daily work and professional development.

We would love to hear from you if you have the drive and desire to provide the best for our young people and schools.

Further details can be found in our application pack, attached.

Key dates:

Closing date: 12 midnight Monday 5th September 2022

Shortlisting: Friday 9th September

Interviews: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September 2022

Held at Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds LS1 2EX

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required.

For full details, please see the attached recruitment pack.

For full details, please see the attached recruitment pack.

The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The diocese has 656 church buildings.

The following information is furnished to assist staff joining the Diocese to understand and appreciate the work content of their post and the role they are to play in the organisation. However, it must be noted that whilst every endeavour has been made to outline all the duties and responsibilities of the post, this document does not permit every item to be specified in detail. It must also be noted that this job description may be reviewed from time to time, in conjunction with the post holder.