Head, Sheffield

Closing date:Expiring soon

Birkdale SchoolSheffield

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Attractive Package
Contract term: Permanent

On the appointment of Dr Paul Owen to be Head of Stockport Grammar School, after eight years’ outstanding service, the Governors invite applications for the post of Head of Birkdale School, to take effect from September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Birkdale is an independent day school for boys aged from 4 to 18, with a coeducational sixth form, altogether amounting to 800 pupils. The School is located in south-west Sheffield, close to the city centre and with the stunning Peak District on the doorstep.

This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a school clearly focused on delivering academic excellence, and which is renowned for its friendly and caring community and broad extra-curricular programme. Since the School’s foundation, the Christian faith has been at the heart of Birkdale and, whilst being up-front about this, the School encourages an inclusive and safe environment which is open to children of all faiths and none.

The Governors seek to recruit a committed Christian with outstanding leadership and management capabilities and the ability to help shape and deliver the School’s strategic vision. Candidates will need excellent interpersonal skills, combining the ability to inspire young people, win the confidence of parents and carry the respect of the Prep and Senior School staff common rooms.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Birkdale School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference CATKA. Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 22 February 2018.

Birkdale is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and DBS (formerly CRB) clearance.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Senior School, 4 Oakholme Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3DH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 266 8408
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Education is provided for boys from 4 through to 18 years, with girls 16 - 18 years joining for Sixth Form.

Birkdale is known for its high academic standards, with virtually all Sixth Form leavers going on to university. The school prov...