Director of Catholic Life, Leeds

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Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form CollegeLeeds

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £39,329 per year (Free Car-park onsite)
Contract term: Permanent

Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College is a highly successful college located in the Universities area of Leeds. The College is rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and is always oversubscribed. 

At Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College we are extremely proud of all our students’ achievements, especially the individual progression that they each make in their time with us.  

Our aim is to offer a ‘World Class Catholic Education’ by providing the best care, support and outcome for each individual student.  As a Catholic College we make Christ known to all members of our extended community through the way we work and the way we act. The virtues of faith, hope and love are at the centre of our teaching, support and guidance. In the words of St Paul we promote ‘be ambitious for the higher gifts….there are three things that last: faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.’

Notre Dame is not just about gaining qualifications and passing exams. We also believe in the importance of encouraging spiritual and moral growth, and developing important core skills and knowledge which add to the breadth of education. In our Catholic college, General RE which we call PTE (Philosophy, Theology and Ethics) is a key part of the core curriculum and all students, in both lower sixth (L6) and upper sixth (U6), are expected to attend a one hour weekly session.

PTE stands for Philosophy, Theology and Ethics. It is an exploration of faith programme that aims to give post-16 students an opportunity to reflect on the deeper questions of life, such as who we are, why we are here, and how we want to live our lives and conduct our relationships. The emphasis in the lessons is on active participation and learning from each other, and, on occasion, visiting speakers. The importance of PTE lies in two main areas. The first is that it augments and supports the distinctive ethos of the College; that we are a community which puts the human being at the centre of all we do, helping to develop values, attitudes and character separately from the main examination subjects. The second is that PTE is the only lesson where the students can meet people outside their chosen subjects, thus allowing them to develop wider relationships and encouraging inclusivity and understanding among our diverse student population.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 27th March 2020.

It is intended that interviews will take place on: Thursday 2nd April 2020.

The College is committed to Safeguarding and promotes the welfare of young people and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

More about Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9BL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 294 6644
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