Head of House, London Borough of Camden

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The UCL Academy, CamdenLondon Borough of Camden

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UCL Academy PayScale 6, Spine point 26-29 (£26,865-£29,424)
Contract term: Fixed Term

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding” - OFSTED 2016

We are seeking to appoint a passionate and resilient Head of House to join our popular and oversubscribed STEM specialist academy on a 1 year fixed-term contract with the possibility of a permanent for the right candidate. This role would suit an individual who has a deep interest in the pastoral side of secondary education and ideally has worked in a similar role previously.

As the Head of House for one of five house teams, the successful candidate in this key non-teaching role will provide full professional leadership and management as well as supporting effective use of resources and high standards of learning and achievement for all students. You will also have pastoral responsibilities for all students within your house and act as a liaison with external services.

The ability to deal with issues and difficult situations assertively, utilising tact and diplomacy to sensitively diffuse emotionally charged situations is essential. The post will also require an individual who is understanding, caring and able to give students the confidence to bring their issues to you. The ability to support and develop these pupils regardless of what the issue is, offering excellent advice, working on our Academy support plans or getting involved with the correct stakeholders is a huge part of this position. Ongoing training, professional develop and career progression is offered to all.

About our School:

Proudly rated Good by Ofsted in all 4 categories in June 2016, The UCL Academy is a mixed 11-19 Academy in the heart of the London Borough of Camden.  Priding ourselves on high academic aspirations, A-Level students in 2017 attained substantially above the national average for A*-B grades, and the GCSE outcomes were above the national average when the first cohort of pupils took their examinations in 2017. We offer iconic state-of-the-art facilities, training and development opportunities and the opportunity to work with the latest innovations in classroom technology.

You can also visit www.uclacademy.co.uk for more information or why not watch our school video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSafC5jHeDM 

Please note that interviews will take place during the school summer holidays and you must be available to interview then.

We Offer

  • State-of-the-art classroom technology – including Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration theatres for interactive teaching  talks by visiting academics from UCL
  • Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development
  • Intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning – 50% of teachers are now enrolled in the coaching programme
  • An exclusive partnership with UCL where teaching staff have access to unrivalled University libraries and resources
  • Suitable IT equipment for all staff members 
  • A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, online healthcare literature, access to trained counsellors and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide.

How to Apply

To apply please request an application pack from Faye Harrison at uclacademy@hays.com, or you can contact Faye on 0207 259 8770 for further information.  Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments.

Closing Date:   12pm on Wednesday 25th July 2018

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful. 

Please note that the Academy has a right to interview and/or appoint candidates prior to the closing date. 


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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, London, NW3 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 449 3080
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The UCL Academy is sponsored by UCL, a world-class, multifaculty, research-led university. UCL's vision is an innovative Academy for pupils aged 11 to 18. We are a comprehensive, co-educational, non-denominational, fully inclusive and an ac...