Assistant Vice Principal, Co-Curriculum

MEA CentralManchester

Internal vacancy for Prospere Learning Trust employees only

We have an exciting opportunity in the role of Assistant Vice Principal to provide strong, ethical leadership throughout the next phase of our growth. We have a phenomenal culture that is achieved through commitment and hard work, and there is no better time to join us as we embark on our first year as a full school.

This role provides the opportunity to excel in a supportive environment, and the right candidate will be willing to be vulnerable, open to development and believe that ‘feedback is a gift’. Succession planning is a key part of our success and we will invest in your knowledge and expertise through regular support, coaching and a wide range of professional development and training.

Senior Leaders at MEA Central must be excellent teachers of their subjects, capable of modelling the way for others and have a proven track record of effective leadership and exam success at KS4/5, preferably in an urban environment. You must be capable of working collaboratively with colleagues, parents and key stakeholders including the Department for Education, local authorities and Ofsted.

The right candidate should:

• be a proven leader with measurable impact on outcomes;

• believe that the role of a leader is to serve others;

• know that teachers make the difference and that teaching and learning is the ‘main thing’;

• possess excellent communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults;

• be able to motivate and inspire students and colleagues to achieve exceptional outcomes through continuous improvement;

• be committed to our unrelenting expectations.

A Senior Leadership position at MEA Central is a unique, career-defining opportunity that does not come along very often. The successful candidate will be joining a senior team with the highest of ambitions, who consistently go above and beyond to deliver the best possible experience for our students. They should be a professional who reads widely and thinks deeply about education and related issues, who is interested in research, and who take a proactive approach to their own professional development. They will be able to demonstrate that they are 100% aligned to our values, vision and approach, and capable of strategically shaping the school and contributing to it at a vital time in its development.

Our school is proud to be part of the Prospere Learning Trust. Prospere Learning Trust was formed in September 2017 through the merger of two multi academy trusts. We currently employ over 850 staff and are passionate about providing exceptional education for children from any background so that they become happy, confident adults with excellent academic knowledge and qualifications. We believe that our staff play a vital role in achieving our vision. Great schools thrive because of the great people in them.

The Trust currently comprises of 9 schools, including 5 mainstream high schools and 4 special needs schools (both primary and secondary). We are a growing Trust, currently working in the South Manchester area but with further schools anticipated across Greater Manchester.

Our values shape our culture and define the character of our Trust. We live the core values through our individual behaviours.

• High quality educational provision is an entitlement of all young people

• Our schools and academies will deliver high standards of academic achievement and personal development

• We will recruit, train and retain the very best staff driven by a strong culture of professional development and mutual support in the pursuit of highly effective teaching and the highest levels of student progress

• We will be forward thinking and highly aspirational, grounding our strategy and development in the latest educational research

• Our academies will be truly comprehensive and inclusive, and rooted within their local community

• We will enable all of our students to succeed promoting and providing equal opportunities and equity of provision

• We will champion the Cooperative values of Self-help, Self-responsibility, Democracy, Equality, Equity and Solidarity

• We will operate our organisation with the ethical values of Openness, Honesty, Social Responsibility and Caring for others

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-thinking Trust that works in partnership to ensure outstanding achievement of all children. As an employee of our Trust you will be supported to grow and develop; we are committed to your own professional development.  Your contribution will be recognised and valued but your time will be respect and supported; your wellbeing is important to us.  You will have access to materials which support the development of personal health and wellbeing.

Application procedure:

Please note we do not accept CVs; applications will only be accepted on the Internal Application Form and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage. Applications may not be considered if they are incomplete.

The application closing date is 18 April 2021 (midnight) and interviews will be held in the week commencing 19 April 2021.

All schools within the Trust 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.

Prospere Learning Trust is legally obligated to process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)  check before making appointments to relevant posts. For posts in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a barred list check.  It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list. The DBS check will reveal both spent and unspent convictions, cautions and any other information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role. Any convictions listed on a DBS check will be considered on a case-by- case basis.

Any information that is “protected” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 will not appear on a DBS certificate.  You will be required to complete a self-declaration of unspent and spent cautions or convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and adult cautions (simple or conditional) or spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020.

Any data processed as part of the DBS check will be processed in accordance with data protection regulations and the Trust’s privacy notice.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary. This is not a role in which the Trust sponsors a visa application. If you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 5 years, the Trust will also require additional information in order to comply with safer recruitment requirements. Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks including receipt of satisfactory references.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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