Diocesan Director of Education, Sussex, Brighton & Hove

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Diocese of ChichesterBrighton & Hove
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Start date: April 2018 with the possibility of extending to September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Location Brighton & Hove with travel across Sussex

The exact salary level will be finalised taking in to account the skills, experience, qualifications and current salary level of the successful candidate.

The Diocese of Chichester is looking for a dynamic, energetic and strategic individual to lead its Education team. The Education team provides support to the 157 Church of England schools in Sussex, reaching over 37,000 children and their families. The department has 12 staff plus a team of consultants providing a range of services to our schools including school improvement, RE, governor development, capital building projects, place planning and much more.

As the new Director of Education, you will be passionate about ensuring the best possible education for our children and enabling our schools to confidently develop their distinctly Christian character. You will help us navigate effectively the changing educational environment and will engage with policy making at a local, regional and national level.

We are seeking someone with an appetite for challenge. We need you to inspire school and academy leaders, to empower our school improvement team and to oversee wise appointments to governing bodies, trusts and committees.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of strategic management, and experience of influencing opinion and delivering change.

Closing date 9:00am on 17th November 2017
Interview date 5 & 6 December 2017

The post will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS with barred list via the Disclosure and Barring Service. There is a genuine occupational requirement for the individual to be a communicant member of the Church of England or of a church in full communion with it, or an equivalent member of a church that is a full member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

To request an application pack please contact Emma Fletcher at Hays Leadership on 01273 721579 or email: emma.fletcher@hays.com

To discuss the role in more detail, please call Dion Mills on 07899 063321 or email dion.mills@hays.com

Diocesan Church House, 211,
New Church Road,

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Address: 211 New Church Road, Hove, Brighton, BN3 4ED, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 421021