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Head of Department - Health and Social Care

Head of Department - Health and Social Care

The Mirfield Free Grammar & Mirfield College


MS/UPS plus TLR2A (£2665)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Easter 2018 (can be flexible)
Apply by:
9 February 2018

Job overview

This is a truly exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Health & Social Care specialist to lead the department here at The Mirfield Free Grammar & Sixth Form. As the Head of Department you will be instrumental in inspiring and motivating both your team and our students. You will play a key role in helping to drive the Academy forward; raising standards and creating outstanding life chances for educational achievement.

We are looking to recruit an education professional who is passionate about the teaching of Health & Social Care. We are looking for someone who wants to inspire, is excited by learning and has a desire to further develop a career within a small, but ambitious, Multi-Academy Trust. The successful candidate must be highly motivated and driven by the desire to lead a team in delivering high standards of Teaching and Learning.

As standard, we offer ongoing Continuous Professional Development covering all aspects of teaching, learning and leadership - preparing you for the next phase of your career. 

The journey thus far has been quite amazing for the Trust and going forward will continue to offer even greater challenge, excitement, opportunity and reward. 

To apply for the position please send your application form to Alison Haldenby, Director of HR at Alternatively, for an informal discussion in confidence, please contact Alison on 01924 481935.

About The Mirfield Free Grammar & Mirfield College

Founded in 1667 The Mirfield Free Grammar and Mirfield College has a long established tradition of success and promotes values such as respect, honesty, integrity, morality and courtesy.  We strive for excellence in everything we do. The MFG is a vibrant learning environment; everything we do, every decision we make is focused on the students and how we can inspire them to achieve the very best for themselves academically and personally.

We work hard to maintain a happy and well-run Academy, where students feel confident to thrive and develop. We strive to make our Academy a place of sound, stimulating and appropriate learning, where every student can achieve his/her potential. We create a caring community where great emphasis is placed upon good relationships and partnerships to encourage respect, understanding, co-operation and collaboration.

The Mirfield Free Grammar has an inspirational, positive, caring and welcoming environment, where all students can achieve their full academic, personal, spiritual and social potential.

Everyone at The Mirfield Free Grammar strives to ‘achieve excellence together’ and this vision is embedded in ‘THE MFG Character’ across our school community, alongside Quality First Teaching.

We endeavour to create well-rounded, happy and confident young people who are able to contribute positively within the community. We believe that by developing ‘THE MFG Character’ of Tenacity, Health, Equity, Morality, Flourish and Generosity in all our students it will enable us to achieve this.

Our staff lead by example and work hard to ensure that our young people feel happy, valued and secure, but equally they endeavour to enthuse them with a sense of aspiration, optimism and ambition. Work ethic is important and so is attitude. We encourage a ‘can do’ attitude in relation to both work and play, and our expectations are extremely high.

Local Information

Mirfield is a small West Yorkshire town and lies on the A644 between Dewsbury & Huddersfield. Surrounded by rolling hills and fields there are many lovely views in Mirfield, one of the nicest being from the staff room window! Mirfield has a wealth of historical figures associated with it such as Robin Hood, the Luddites and the Bronte’s. More recently, it has produced such fine actors as Patrick Stewart who is also a patron of the school.  Situated very close to the M62, M1 and the A1, Mirfield is within very easy access of most of the North particularly Manchester, Liverpool, York, Sheffield and Hull.  There is a lot of beautiful countryside to explore and for those who prefer the city life, Mirfield is easily commutable from the vibrant and exciting Leeds city centre.

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