Deputy Director of Schools, Middlesbrough

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Diocese of MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough

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Start date: Required Easter 2020 or sooner by negotiation
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £59,265
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Bishop of Middlesbrough the Rt Rev Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey is seeking to appoint a practising Catholic as Deputy Diocesan Director of Education to work in his Diocesan Schools Service Department. Working to the Diocesan Director of Schools, the Deputy Director will primarily oversee the development and implementation of the Bishop’s religious education programme by providing direct training and support across all 54 Diocesan schools. In addition, the Deputy Director will also support the wider needs of Diocesan schools, assisting the Director of Schools in the ongoing development, improvement and sustainability of high quality Catholic education in the Diocese. 

Working with Parishes, Catholic Academy Trust Boards, Chief Executives, Head teachers, governors and schools, the Deputy Director will provide ongoing training and formation to support the delivery of outstanding religious education, co-ordinating the delivery and moderation of curriculum RE across the Diocese. The Deputy Director will also support the delivery of high quality Acts of Collective Worship in all schools and help sustain and further develop the strong Catholic ethos and Catholic Life in all of our schools and Trusts. 

This is an exciting time in the development of Diocesan education when the Diocesan Schools Service is helping the Bishop to implement new school structures that will ensure and further enhance the Bishop’s vision for Catholic education in the Diocese. As Deputy Director you will have a key role in ensuring the Bishop’s vision is realised. 

For further information and an ‘in confidence’ conversation about the role please contact Kevin Duffy, Diocesan Director of Schools on 01642 850515. Please note; This post is offered under Diocesan Terms and Conditions but for eligible applicants continued entry into the Teachers Pensions Scheme can be sought if desired.   

A full Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form can be downloaded from the Diocesan website :


Closing Date:  Noon Friday 22nd November 2019

Shortlisting:  Wednesday 27th November 2019 

Assessment and Interviews:  Friday 6th December 2019

More about Diocese of Middlesbrough
Address: The Curial Office, 50A The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS5 6QT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1642 850505
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The Diocese of Middlesbrough

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough covers the area of North East England from the River Tees to the River Humber and consists of the boroughs of Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton on Tees (south of the ...