GLF Schools are seeking an ambitious, dynamic and innovative Director to lead our Teaching School Hub across West Sussex.
The successful candidate must have a proven track record of direct experience of leading a significant aspect of a Teaching School Hub accountability strand (such as ITT, ECF or NPQs).
The Director of the Teaching School Hub will have leadership responsibility for the direction of, and accountability for, all aspects of the West Sussex Teaching School Hub working. The Director will work with key stakeholders, including the Primary and Secondary Directors of Education. The Director will quickly establish collaborative and impactful working relationships with internal and external partners, building on existing infrastructure to ensure that the Teaching School Hub has clarity of vision, strategy, and ethos that will reflect the GLF Schools values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity, and Kindness.
Teaching School Hubs (TSHs) are school-led centres of excellence in professional development, delivering training and support to teachers and school leaders at every stage of their career. TSHs deliver the 'golden thread' reforms and are at the forefront of the national professional development infrastructure. They play a significant role in delivering the Early Career Framework (ECF), National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), school-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and have a role in signing off early career teachers' induction. Accountable to the Education Directors and Trust Board, the Teaching School Hub Director will work with schools and partnership schools to ensure a strong pipeline of teachers into the profession.
Directors are strategic thinkers as well as operational leads, with the ability to consider the bigger picture across the wider business. They must be resilient, astute, responsive to change and have the courage to deliver challenge whilst maintaining operational improvement as well as financial stability, thus fulfilling the Trust’s strategic aims.
At GLF Schools, we strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on race, sex, gender reassignment, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion/belief.
Join the GLF Schools Community
As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.
- Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 children
- Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
- 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across Southern England
- We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
- Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education
Our Employment Offer
GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.
- Access to our highly competitive teaching pension scheme
- Flexible working options
- Generous holiday allowance
- Healthcare benefits
- Work life and family friendly policies
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Staff benefits portal
- Community and collaboration working model
Start date: 1st January 2024
Pay Scale: Leadership 21-25 (up to L27 for an exceptionally experienced candidate)
Interview Date: 17th October 2023
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.