Regional Director - Secondary Academies - North, Northern England

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United LearningNorthern England

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Regional Director - Secondary Academies - North
United Learning
Location: Northern England (our schools are mainly based in the North West and Yorkshire)
Salary: Competitive
Closing date: 29th March 2020
Interviews: Day 1: 22nd April, Day 2: 23rd April

United Learning is a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education and improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve. As a Regional Director to our growing portfolio of secondary academies in the north of England, you could be at the helm of that ambition.

With the overarching ethos of ‘bringing out the best in everyone’, our collaborative team of Regional Directors are committed to making a transformative impact on the lives of thousands of children and young people. Join us, and you will be entrusted with leading the improvement of a number of our secondary academies in the region, working with school leaders to raise standards and enhance their progress. Passionate about supporting the most exceptional educational opportunities for children, you will deliver the Group’s strategy and vision, translating this into practical guidance and solutions that are individually tailored to each school’s unique requirements.

On a day-to-day basis, we will expect you to line-manage a number of Headteachers. Reporting to the Director of Secondary Education, you will use your previous experience as a Headteacher to support school leaders in developing improvement provisions, often in challenging contexts. We know that the educational profession isn’t easy, but at United Learning, we work as a team, achieving more by collaborating than any single school could on their own. Utilising collective knowledge and facilities to drive visionary results, you will therefore simplify work processes and implement ambitious support programmes, making the most of sector-leading subject specialists, a group-wide curriculum, a group-wide intranet and our online learning hub.  With this support behind you, you will focus on the practicalities of elevating each of your academies to the highest standards.

To make the most of this career-defining opportunity, you will need a strong track record in coaching others and developing effective school improvement strategies. With the chance to oversee group-wide strategic projects, you will bring well-developed relationship-building and influencing skills to the role, and your innovative mindset will deliver impactful change.

United Learning is the largest national group of schools. And as a group, we can reward our staff better. From unique career progression opportunities and better pay to enhanced benefits and a highly-respected wellbeing programme, we will ensure you have the support you need to secure a great work/life balance – all while helping children to succeed.

From Carlisle in the north to Bognor Regis on the south coast, our primary and secondary academies and independent schools are providing an excellent education to young people across the country. To be a part of this fascinating journey, please contact in order to arrange a time to speak with the Director of Secondary Education, Dame Sally Coates.


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United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

More about United Learning
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Northern Office, C/o Salford City Academy, Northfleet Road, Peel Green, Eccles, Manchester, M30 7PQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1832 864 444
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