Director of Learning Science (member of extended leadership team), Cumbria

Closing date:

Energy Coast UTCCumbria

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L7 - 11 (£45,743 - £50,476)
Contract term: Permanent

We seek to appoint a Director of Learning and member of our extended leadership team, who is dynamic, enthusiastic and creative. The successful applicant will be passionate about inspiring our students and be a team player who works collaboratively with colleagues. This post will include the line management of all aspects of the science department plus some other subjects with small cohorts, tbc. This includes responsibility for our students’ outcomes and teaching and learning in these areas. As a member of our extended leadership team in this small college, you will have the opportunity to contribute to whole college improvement as part of our steep trajectory of improvement. This post would be an ideal stepping stone for an ambitious middle leader who will be ready to step up to deputy headship in the next few years.

Energy Coast UTC is a vibrant college – created through a partnership between industry and education. Our approach to the curriculum, grounded in traditional values, provide a great foundation for students’ futures. We are a college that delivers engineering excellence through innovative, technically- focused education. Our partners include: Sellafield Ltd, Gen2, Morgan Sindall, Royal Navy, the National Nuclear Laboratory, the NDA, the University of Cumbria and Lakes College. The UTC is located on the edge of the Lake District National Park, a beautiful area in which to live and work.

Our UTC and science results are well above national and our OFSTED report of 2017 commented ‘the new Principal has transformed the college’, ‘pupils behave well around the college’ and that a ‘good foundation has now been secured to enable continued improvement’. The science department teaches separate sciences at KS4 and offers A-level Chemistry, Biology and Physics and L3 Lab Skills post 16.

The successful applicant will be:

  • Able to successfully lead a diverse department
  • An outstanding teacher
  • Able to deliver GCSE science and A level science in an area of specialism - to the highest standard
  • Experienced in delivering GCSE/BTEC and A level/BTEC qualifications with a track record of achieving superb outcomes for young people
  • An excellent communicator who is able to meet deadlines
  • A reflective practitioner who, as a member of the ELT, is willing to take an active role in the further improvement of the UTC
  • A strong team player
  • Passionate about the success of students, the department and the UTC

If you believe that this is an environment where you can thrive, develop and substantially contribute to an exciting future for the Energy Coast UTC then you are encouraged to visit our website -
For an informal discussion, to arrange a visit or for an application pack please contact Diane Jamieson 0191 267 6555 or 07713 323 792 on or email

Please do not use any APPLY NOW options on this advert.

The closing date for this post is Wednesday 18th April at 12noon.

Your completed application form and supporting information should be returned to Diane Jamieson via email and not directly to the School.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Principal – Cherry Tingle
Energy UTC
Blackwood Road
CA14 4JW 



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More about Energy Coast UTC
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4JW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1900 606446
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