Deputy Head - Pastoral, Lewisham

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St Dunstan's CollegeLewisham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 or January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Not less than £75K per annum
Contract term: Permanent

The College seeks the appointment of an energetic, creative and inspiring Deputy Head Pastoral. This is an opportunity for an ambitious educator to really make their mark in an exciting and forward-thinking school environment, and to prove themselves in senior leadership. This role will inevitably provide an effective platform to a Headship in due course. The Deputy Head Pastoral will be an excellent team player who is excited by working in a fast-paced, ambitious and aspirational environment. He or she will also have the self-belief to work effectively autonomously and in taking ownership of much of the day to day operational running of the College and its Senior School.


The successful candidate will:

  • be able to demonstrate the ability to think strategically across all aspects of development within the College.
  • have the organisational and intellectual capacity to administer day to day operational matters in a fast moving and dynamic institution; and will have exceptional professional and pastoral instincts. 
  • know what outstanding pastoral care looks like and will be able to import these ideas into the College with diplomacy and vitality, in equal measure.
  • be adept at generating new, creative ideas that best serve the future needs of the College in a fast moving world with ever greater pressures and demands on the young people within it.
  • have a proven track record of supporting high achievement through the pastoral setting of school life and will have the skills and attributes necessary to motivate colleagues and students to realise their full potential.
  • have the ability to think strategically and pro-actively, to develop effective structures and systems to ensure that every young person is achieving to the highest of their ability. This will be done whilst maintaining the pastorally strong, happy and nurturing ethos of the College for which it is so well known. 
  • be an active participant on both the College and the Senior School Leadership Teams. The successful candidate will be an important voice in these groups, generating new and interesting ideas, able to debate intelligently, with good humour and with the ability to see solutions quickly and differently. 
  • be capable of working with multiple stakeholders in the College, empowering them to believe in and deliver on his or her vision, enabling them to feel part of an exciting and dynamic institution. 


Application closing date: 0900 on Friday 19 April 2019 

Interviews will be held on Thursday 25 & Friday 26 April 2019


For further details and how to apply, please visit www.stdunstans.org.uk  

Completed application forms and covering letters must be emailed to recruitment@sdmail.org.uk for the attention of Mrs Philippa Devo.

Early applications are advised as the College reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

St Dunstan’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the DBS.   

St Dunstan’s Educational Foundation Registered Charity Number 312747



More about St Dunstan's College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Stanstead Road, Catford, London, SE6 4TY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8516 7200
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