Deputy Director of Education

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£67,146 - £77,500

Deputy Director of Education

Full time – 35 hours

Salary range £67,146 - £77,500

Are you an experienced senior leader in primary or secondary education with proven ability to instigate and lead change?

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Education team as a Deputy Director of Education. This role will provide strategic leadership for the development of standards and Christian Distinctiveness in Church of England Schools. You will provide support and advise our church schools on a range of topics including, inspection frameworks, admissions arrangements and governing bodies, as well as providing training oversight.

About us

Our Church schools and academies are distinctive, fully inclusive and welcoming of diverse faiths, cultures and ethnicities serving the communities in the four local authorities of Kent, Medway, and the London boroughs of Bromley and Bexley.

There are 89 Church schools and academies within the Diocesan family of Church schools providing a Christian education through the state sector to some 27,000 children aged from 4 to 19.

Our Church schools and academies are diverse from small to large, rural to urban and are reflective of the communities they serve. The common feature is one of providing a distinctive and nurturing education to its pupils and serving the needs of young people and their families in the community as a whole.

As Deputy Director of Education, you will provide support, advice, guidance, training and challenge to Church of England Schools and Academies in all key stages from Early Years through to Year 13.

More about you

  • Educated to degree level with the ability to think theologically
  • Experience as a senior school leader
  • Excellent knowledge of the requirements of Ofsted and SIAMS inspection framework
  • Proven experience in delivery of accurate, high quality work and reports to deadlines and to required standards
  • Strong project management and administrative skills with the ability to remain motivated under pressure

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) for the post holder to be a communicant member of the Church of England, or of a Church in communion therewith or of a member Church of the Council of Churches for Britain and

Ireland or of Churches Together in England, or of a member Church of the Evangelical Alliance.

For more information, please see the job Description

The Diocese is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. This role will require an enhanced DBS check.

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working, hybrid working and TOIL
  • Access to EAP and counselling service
  • Contributary pension scheme
  • Annual subscriptions and memberships
  • Generous holiday entitlement

The wider a group’s diversity, the smarter, wiser, and more compassionate and creative its decision making becomes.

We are committed to achieving diversity throughout our Diocese by seeking UKME/GMH colleagues and those from a wide range of backgrounds, to help us create a culture of inclusion and belonging.

If you have any questions about the role or application process, please contact the HR department at

Closing date for applications: Sunday 16th April 2023

Interviews will be held on: Monday 24th April 2023