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Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Bradfield CollegeWest Berkshire

Bradfield College

Appointment of a Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Bradfield College has inspired generations of young people to make a difference to the world since 1850. Set in a stunning rural Berkshire location with state-of the-art facilities, including an iconic Greek theatre, Bradfield provides an outstanding education to circa 820 pupils aged 13 to 18, of whom approximately 90% are boarders.

The College enjoys a well-established reputation for being one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools where pupils develop as well-rounded, independent young adults within an atmosphere of empathy and tolerance. With a forward-looking Strategy and following the announcement of the establishment of the Bradfield Group, the College is looking to its 200th anniversary in 2050 with ambition, and its new Deputy Head (Pastoral) will play a key strategic leadership role in helping to position the College for the future.

The successful candidate will bring a proven track record of outstanding pastoral leadership and an empathetic understanding of the challenges facing young people and their well-being in the modern world. They will have gained direct experience of practical pastoral leadership in boarding settings and will demonstrate the nuanced interpersonal skills necessary to contribute as part of a high-performing and dynamic team. The further development of Bradfield College’s outstanding pastoral care will require a combination of innovation and vision, alongside first-class communication skills. For individuals aspiring to headship, this post offers the opportunity to develop as a leader in a highly successful and ambitious environment.

Completed applications should be uploaded at: quoting reference number 5511.

The closing date for applications is 08:30 GMT on Thursday 16 December 2021.

Bradfield College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the Council of Governors expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.

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