Headteacher, Hampshire

The Hurst Community CollegeHampshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale: The indicative pay range is set at £80,736 to £93,732
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher to take forward the excellent work done by our present Head, who is leaving at the end of the current academic year.  

The appointee will be an inspirational individual who will build on the positive features of the college, which saw us gain a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted in 2019. 

The ideal candidate will be: 

  • A visionary and inspirational leader with significant experience who has the unqualified enthusiasm, drive, tenacity and ambition to lead the school on the next stage of its journey.
  • Passionate about the development of the whole child, who believes that every child can and will succeed, and who will nurture and sustain the inclusive ethos of the school.
  • Be able to think creatively and identify new initiatives to improve school performance
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, and who will challenge and support staff accordingly.
  • Has a proven track record of raising academic standards
  • Will maintain and develop the community provision of the college.

If you think that you could foster and develop the ethos and success of the College, we want to hear from you.

In return, the school will offer the successful candidate:

  • A team of dedicated and hard-working staff determined to move the school forward.
  • An opportunity to put your own mark on the school’s journey of improvement.
  • A commitment to support your own continuing professional development.
  • A popular, oversubscribed school where class sizes are small, and learning is personalised (NoR = 988).
  • A strong and proactive governing body and extremely supportive parents.

Application Procedure

Please visit our website www.hurst.hants.sch.uk  for further information about the school. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and positively encouraged. 

Please call Fiona Kan on 0118 981 7474 to arrange an appointment. 

Our preferred visit dates and times are 27th, 30th & 31st March at 9:00 to 10:30; please try to accommodate these wherever possible.

Applications will need to be returned to Education Personnel Services, electronically to eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk by noon on 13th April 2020 

Failure to send your application to eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk  may invalidate your application.


The shortlist will be drawn up on 15th April.  Further details will be sent to those candidates called for an interview.

Applicants will be advised within 2 working days after the shortlisting date whether they have been successful or not.


All applicants will be required to complete an Equality Monitory Form.


Applicants are acknowledged by email within 3 working days of receipt.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement within this time, please contact the Recruitment Team immediately on 02380 383537/508. Normal office hours are 9am – 5pm (4.30pm Friday)


The Hurst and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks.


You should be aware that the information you have provided will be stored on Hampshire County Council’s secure database and will only be used to process your application. It will not be passed to any other organisation.

More about The Hurst Community College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brimpton Road, Baughurst, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 5NL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 981 7474
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