Director at the Centre of Excellence for the Teaching of Mandarin Chinese, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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The GORSE Academies TrustLeeds, West Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: QTS + TLR 2c
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director at the Centre of Excellence for the Teaching of Mandarin Chinese

QTS + TLR 2c

As a city region, Leeds continues to compete with the best. Our shared aspiration is to ensure that our young people are prepared with increasing excellence for the challenges of global citizenship in the 21st century.

The GORSE Academies Trust recognises the importance of China as a nation of increasing global significance. Consequently, we have secured funding through the Swire Chinese Language Programme to establish a centre of excellence in the teaching of Mandarin Chinese. The centre will also seek to develop cultural and political understanding, as well as opportunities for international placements and exchanges.

We are now seeking to appoint for September 2018, or as early as possible thereafter, our first Director of the Centre of Excellence for the Teaching of Mandarin Chinese. You will need to be a great teacher and someone who can work effectively across primary, secondary and Post-16 education. We are also seeking someone with the flair and expertise to build, from its inception, our centre of excellence.

This is a career defining opportunity to be in the vanguard of leading edge educational thinking. If you think you might have what it takes to become our founding Director, we would love to hear from you.

An application pack which provides further details of the role is available to download directly from our website at by email to Please note if you submit an electronic application we will not require a hard copy. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Monday 18 June 2018 (9.00am)

The GORSE Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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More about The GORSE Academies Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Central Office (Accounts, Finance and HR), C/o Bruntcliffe Academy, Bruntcliffe Lane, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0LZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 487 8888

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