£85,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
About the role
St Elizabeth's is a charitable organisation that supports children and adults with severe epilepsy and other complex medical conditions and learning disabilities. We provide support through holistic care, health and education services in a safe environment that enables vulnerable people to maximise their personal potential in all areas of life.
We are seeking a Principal who will provide authoritative and professional visionary leadership to St Elizabeth’s Educational Services, which include our on-site Catholic Special School and Independent Specialist College. Working with the Trustees, the CEO and the Senior Leadership Team, the Principal will support and develop the Centres Educational Services in line with its mission and ethos and, as we look to the future, we need to ensure we are well positioned to respond to the changing needs of our residents, learners and young people.
The Principal will ensure effective high standards of day-to-day leadership and management are adopted within our School and College, whilst working collaboratively with direct reports to ensure the holistic needs of all students and learners are effectively assessed and met.
You will be an experienced Teacher with NPQH status, and previous experience at Head Teacher level or similar within a SEN school or college environment. You will have excellent leadership skills along with experience of managing a team. An outstanding classroom practitioner, you will be fully conversant with the legal, regulatory and inspection requirements of Ofsted, along with willingness and commitment to support the ethos and values of St Elizabeth’s.
In addition to excellent staff training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:
- Competitive salary
- 27 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays)
- Fully paid for DBS
- Life Assurance
- Opportunity to pursue recognised qualifications of your own
- Free parking
- High Street retail/leisure discounts
- Discounted gym membership
- Recommend a Friend payment of up to £300
- Confidential Employee Assistance Programme
- Contributory Pension Scheme
Interviews will take place over two days on 28th and 29th April, with a classroom based exercise on site followed by two panel interviews with our Trustees, CEO and Senior Leadership Team.
All offers are conditional and subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check. Please note we are not on a public transport route. Salary is dependent on the role, qualifications and experience.
We reserve the right to close this advert if we receive sufficient applications ahead of the deadline.
St Elizabeth’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. The successful applicant(s) will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.