Director of Communications, Salford

Closing date:

Co-op Academy SwintonSalford

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8-12
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Headteacher:  Mr M. Harrison BSc (Hons) PGCE

Sefton Road, Pendlebury, Manchester, M27 6JU

Tel : 0161 794 6215   

NOR:  806  11-16 years 

Director of Learning - Communications  L8-12

Required for April 2020, a well-qualified, experienced teacher of English or MFL to lead and manage a successful and supportive Communications faculty of well qualified staff.  This post offers an ideal opportunity for an experienced leader to develop professionally and to contribute to future whole school improvement.  The post would suit an ambitious, well qualified teacher and leader of English/MFL seeking a stimulating, supportive working environment. The teacher appointed will be an excellent leader and practitioner, able to engage and challenge students to enable them to achieve their best and support and lead the Communications faculty, leading on all aspects in English, French and Spanish in Key Stage 3 and 4.  You will ensure that the highest possible standards in the faculty are met and that all pupils reach their full potential.  The successful candidate must be able to: establish good relationships with students to inspire learning; promote interest in the subjects and ensure high achievement; be able to work well with colleagues in the department and across the school; have commitment and initiative and a ‘can do’ approach, willing to make a contribution to the life of the school and to ensuring that all our students achieve the best possible outcomes.  Applicants must be outstanding and motivated teachers with the drive to deliver results at KS4.

An excellent career and professional development offer is also at the heart of the academy’s commitment to you.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to link with other Co-operative Academies across the North West. Our core co-operative values define us. Every member of staff in our academy follows our ‘Ways of Being;

•   Do what matters most •   Be yourself, always                                                 

•   Show you care •   Succeed together

Benefits include:

• Local Government Pension Scheme

• Discounts on various Co-op branded products 

• Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work, phone and broadband 

• Co-operative credit union 

• Health-care cash-back scheme 

• Discounted gym membership and leisure activities 

• Season ticket and rental deposit loans

Co-op Academy Swinton is popular and one of the most improved schools in the country. Sponsored by the Co-operative Group, one of Manchester’s largest businesses the culture of the Academy has a strong ethical stance using the Co-op values and principles in all that we do. Inspected under the new Ofsted inspection framework, we are delighted to have achieved a GOOD judgement in every category and an overall judgement of GOOD in November 2015. Following a short inspection in May 2019 we were once again graded as GOOD. We are well on the way to becoming the outstanding school that our community deserves. We strive for excellence, in everything we do, to better our students’ life chances.

Application forms are available from our academy website

(please note we cannot accept a CV as a form of application:

Please return via email to Mrs Carol Robinson at Co-op Academy Swinton: 

The Co-op Academies Trust, as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels, which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to

co-operative values and principles.

*previous applicants need not apply

Closing date:    27th March 2020

Interview date: To be confirmed 


More about Co-op Academy Swinton
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Sefton Road, Pendlebury, Manchester, Lancashire, M27 6JU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 794 6215
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Thank you for considering this post at Co-op Academy Swinton. We hope you will find all you need to help you consider our school for your next career move. We’re part of the Co-op Academies Trust, a multi-academy t...