Director of Acting, Birmingham

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Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)Birmingham

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Start date: 3rd September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £43,304-£54,130
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Acting

Permanent, Full time 

Salary: £43,304 - £54,130

Birmingham Ormiston Academy is a 14-19 academy specialising in Creative, Digital and Performing Arts. The academy opened in September 2011 and has over 1000 students (332 at KS4 and 750 at Post 16). 

Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) is one of the most successful state-funded academies in the country.  Student results speak for themselves and are well above national average. Our intake is 100% selective, based on aptitude within the specialism rather than academic ability. As a result, we are unique in our admissions. 

Located in the centre of Birmingham and within the hub of the digital and creative industries in the West Midlands, we benefit from superb facilities for academic, vocational and extra-curricular activities. We are part of the BOA Group, a trust which includes other subsidiaries including The Old Rep Theatre.

We are seeking to appoint a new Director of Acting to lead an oversubscribed pathway within the academy which has a reputation for outstanding results, high quality performances, exceptional teaching and learning and vocational links.

You may be a Drama teacher aspiring to such a role, or an existing head of Drama/Acting. Either way, you will have a track record of successful leadership. You will be ambitious and student focused with a commitment ensuring the best possible academic outcomes for our young people. You will be passionate about the arts and understand how they release the potential in young people and raise aspiration. This is a rare opportunity to lead Acting in one of the country’s most successful vocational schools.  

All BOA students are selected through aptitude in their chosen arts specialism and will follow either a Creative, Digital or Performing Arts pathway. 

The Performing Arts pathway at BOA is a centre of excellence and is partnered by some of the country’s leading creative enterprise including the British Record Industry Trust, PRG Lighting, Live Nation, Orion Media, Maverick TV, Punch Records, and many more. BOA also benefits from strong links with Birmingham City University and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, who are our co-sponsors. Julian Lloyd-Webber has recently been appointed as Principal of the Conservatoire, and they are now our closest neighbour. 

Acting is offered as part of the performance pathway with students studying BTEC Level 2 at Key Stage 4 and Post 16 students studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma. 

The person we seek to appoint will have a proven track record in the field of Acting. They will have a passion for collaboration and nurturing talent. 

Our overriding requirement is to appoint someone with the capacity to be an excellent leader. Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills are paramount. 

The academy is looking for someone who has:

· Qualified teacher status and a degree

  • Qualification in Acting
  • A strong track record as an outstanding teacher of Acting
  • Recent experience of teaching Performing Arts at KS4 and KS5
  • Experience of delivering GCSE, A-Level and BTEC qualifications
  • A passion for Acting which is evident in your day to day classroom practice Proven leadership skills
  • The ability to work in collaboration with other members of staff to develop and manage projects
  • Exceptional personal organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Experience in implementing change
  • Ability to manage a defined budget
  • The ability to guide students’ academic, personal and professional development, as a tutor, in accordance with the academy’s guidelines and procedures
  • An understanding of the key national and educational policies and issues
  • The ability to inspire high achievement in young people from all backgrounds
  • Presence, dynamism, good sense of humour and approachability
  • An excellent record of attendance and punctuality

This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference to the future of education within a world-class academy. If you share the academy’s vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and the community then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: 10:00am on Monday 21st May 2018

Interviews are scheduled to take place: Wednesday 23rd May 2018

You can also visit for more information.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Contact Information

Contact: Teresa Skeete

Telephone: 0121 359 9345


Job location

More about Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: 1 Grosvenor Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7QD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 359 9300
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Birmingham Ormiston Academy is an independent, state-funded, high performing 14-19 academy specialising in creative, digital and performing arts. The brand new landmark building, located at the hub of the digital and creative industries in the West M...