History Consultant / Lead Practitioner, Croydon

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Harris FederationCroydon

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8-L18 (Inner London): £55,061-£68,315 + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

As the Harris Federation continues to grow, we are looking to appoint a new History Consultant to our central team of subject specialists. We need an outstanding, qualified History teacher who has a highly successful track record of raising achievement in order to drive further improvement across the Harris Federation. This post will involve working closely with our existing team of consultants to further raise standards.

Your opportunity

The role will be multi-faceted and involve coaching and mentoring, sharing of best practice, developing robust improvement strategies, assisting Harris academies in recruitment and selection, helping to establish new departments or lead rapid recovery where required. The Federation operates twin Teaching Schools as well as a number of highly successful CPD Networks. The post holder would have the opportunity to play a key role in this work.

As a senior leader, you will have the opportunity to develop and advance your career within a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders. You will have unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQSL and NPQH programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

Who we are looking for:

The role of History Consultant is an exciting post providing enormous scope for a talented and creative practitioner to work alongside our established central team of History Consultants. We are looking for an experienced teacher with a deep passion for their subject. Our consultant roles are suitable for those with management experience (ideally but not necessarily at Head of Department level or alternatively be an aspirant Leading Practitioner).

The post would suit an ambitious middle leader looking either to broaden their subject expertise and responsibilities, or who maybe considering a future leadership pathway to their first headship. Although based at the Harris Federation offices close to East Croydon Station (with fast access to central London and the M25), the role will mostly be located within the academies.

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful applicant will be resilient, creative and a dynamic practitioner, and must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant degree. You will be fully supported through a comprehensive Induction Programme both within and across the Harris Federation.

What we are looking for:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
  • At least 5 years' teaching experience, and at least two years in a management role
  • The ability to teach History to A-Level

Harris Benefits

Salary - L8-L18 (Inner London): £55,061 - £68,315 + Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

A network of fellow senior leaders and Principals with a wealth of knowledge and expertise

Support and mentoring from some of the best executive leaders in education

Unrivalled opportunities for leadership progression and preparing you for your first Principalship

Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits

Plus, the opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

For a full job description and person specification, please download the job pack. 

Why work for the Harris Federation?

At Harris, we have a strong culture of school improvement, and professional development is at the heart of all that we do. Via our twin teaching schools we can offer you the opportunity to gain a wide range of professional development opportunities with progression either to senior roles within our academies or progression within the Federation Consultant team. We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

Informal conversations are welcomed and visits to our academies are highly encouraged. If you would like to discuss the role in confidence, please call for Sir Dan Moynihan, CEO, on 020 8253 7777, or e-mail harry.bond@harrisfederation.org.uk

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement. 



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 4th Floor, Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 253 7777
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The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit educational charity with almost 25 years of education experience in and around London. Our primary, secondary, all-through and sixth form academies have an international reputation for delivering a step chang...