Head of Business and Computing, Manchester

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Co-op Academy North ManchesterManchester

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR plus significant additional benefits
Contract term: Permanent

This is a unique role providing the successful applicant with the opportunity to shape the Academy’s digital strategy, whilst leading a dedicated team. As the world of work develops, we must ensure that our students are equipped to succeed in an ever changing landscape. The Co-op is our Trust’s sponsor and we are less than 3 miles away from their iconic support centre in central Manchester. The role will include significant engagement with the broad range of business and digital aspects of their multi million pound business.

The right candidate will have the drive and ambition to achieve excellence in teaching and learning and to share excellent practice within your subject area across the Academy. You will put young people first and have the highest expectations of them, yourself and others. Great interpersonal skills are key to effective leadership and management as well as being able to develop relationships both within the Academy and beyond.

The Head of Business and Computing will lead the department in delivering this exciting role so that the highest standards are achieved. The Academy has a team of highly skilled and committed professionals who are relentless in their pursuit of excellence to improve the life chances of our students. An excellent
career and professional development offer is also at the heart of the Academy’s commitment to you.

Our core co-operative values define us. Every member of staff follows our ‘Ways of Being’;

  • Do what matters most
  • Be yourself, always
  • Show you care
  • Succeed together

We are proud to offer:

  • A culture which encourages staff well being
  • Children who are cheerful, positive and engaged in learning
  • A collaborative leadership team
  • A supportive and effective governing body
  • A ‘Good’ judgement from Ofsted (February 2019)
  • A supportive and committed team
  • A fantastic opportunity to make this good school great
  • Many opportunities to engage with the largest co-operative business in the country

Our new Head of Business and Computing will be:

  • A dynamic, inspirational leader who is courageous, outward looking and capable of delivering their vision
  • Able to provide inspirational pedagogical leadership
  • An excellent communicator, able to engage with all stakeholders
  • Committed to delivering a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum
  • Committed to inclusion and the needs of all our pupils and their families
  • Able to engage with senior leaders at the Co-op

So if you’re a great teacher and leader looking for a challenge and steeped in the skills and knowledge of school improvement, with a belief in the power of co-operation to achieve great things – please get in touch with us.

Co-op Academy North Manchester is a large campus set in nine acres of urban woodland and the learning spaces incorporate state of the art ICT, media and performance spaces. The Computing, IT and Business department is well-resourced following recent developments to this area. This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational and creative teacher to play a crucial role in the Academy and be part of the Co-op Academies Trust, one of the top performing multi-academy trusts in the country.

Application form, job description and person specification are available from our Academy website: http://www.northmanchester.coop/vacancies and from the Co-op Academies Trust website at http://www.coopacademies.co.uk/vacancies.

Completed applications should be returned to the Academy by email to
jobapplications@northmanchester.coop by 12pm Wednesday 24 April 2019.

To arrange a visit or for an informal chat, please contact Debbie Hindle on 0161 681 1592 option 2.

Co-op Academy North Manchester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the DBS. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Applicants who are not contacted during this period may assume that they have not been successful but are thanked for their interest. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants who are not called for interview.

The Co-operative Academies Trust has a fantastic benefits package including discount gym memberships, childcare vouchers, healthcare packages and co-operative discount offers.

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More about Co-op Academy North Manchester
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: 300 Victoria Avenue East, Blackley, Manchester, M9 7SS, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 161 681 1592
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