Director of Education, Cambridgeshire

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Red Balloon Learner Centre GroupCambridgeshire
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Start date: 2nd January 2020 - however an earlier start date may be negotiated
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £42,000 - £52,000 depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Conditions: Full time (40 hours)

Based in: Milton, Cambridge, with frequent travel to Red Balloon Centres

Red Balloon provides a life-saving and transformative recovery programme for young people who are missing out on education due to trauma, severe bullying or anxiety. Red Balloon Learner Centre Group is the engine that drives the network comprising four Centres in Cambridge, Norwich, NW- London and Reading, as well as an award-winning online virtual Learner Centre - Red Balloon of the Air. 

We are looking for an experienced and innovative senior education professional. They will combine a record of successful strategic leadership and sustainable performance improvement with imagination, creativity and determination to succeed. Our new Director of Education will be an exceptional leader with the energy, rigour and gravitas to represent Red Balloon effectively at the most senior levels in education.

If this is you and you are enthusiastic about using your experience and skills to help us improve and grow our provision and build our charity’s reputation nationally, please apply by completing our online application form.

See below for a full job description and person specification. If you wish to discuss the position in more detail please contact us on 01223 354338 to arrange a phone call with Lena Milosevic, Chief Executive Officer or Bob Sproson, current Director of Education.

The closing date for applications is cop Tuesday 25 June 2019.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 8 July 2019. 

We expect the candidate to start 2 January 2020 however an earlier start date may be negotiated.

Please note, interviews will take place at Suite 3, Winship House, Winship Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6AP.

For further information about Red Balloon, please visit

We look forward to receiving your application.

Red Balloon Learner Centre Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires the successful candidate to commit to this. The person appointed will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.

Red Balloon Learner Centre Group is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status.

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More about Red Balloon Learner Centre Group
Address: Suite 3, Winship House, Winship Road, Milton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 6AP, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1223 366052