Director of Education, Devon

Plymouth CASTDevon

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £90,000
Contract term: Permanent

Job Title: Director of Education

Remuneration: £90,000 per annum

Accountable to: Chief Executive Officer

Place of Work: CAST Central Office, St. Boniface’s College, Plymouth                  (working from home is supported by agreement)

Contract: Full-time, permanent, after six-month probationary period

Start Date: January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter


Plymouth CAST, a multi-academy trust of 35 Catholic schools (33 primary and 2 secondary), plus 1 nursery, located in the south west of England, is looking to recruit a Director of Education to continue to lead the rapid improvement of our schools.


Plymouth CAST is a Catholic Trust with a compelling vision for the education of children and young people. The successful applicant is not required to be a practising Catholic, however will support and promote the Catholic ethos of the Trust.


This role will involve leading an experienced team of Education and Standards Managers who have built up considerable knowledge of our schools. We are well on our way to ensuring that all our schools provide at least a good quality of education. The Director of Education will also be the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the Trust.


The successful applicant will be an experienced educational professional with a track record of success and impact in educational settings, significant experience of school improvement, extensive knowledge of the curriculum and pedagogy and a passionate commitment to improving the life chances of pupils.


If you are ready for a career-defining challenge in one of the largest MATs in the country, then please apply. If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Raymond Friel, CEO, at raymond.friel@plymouthcast.org.uk. 


All applications to be sent by email to careers@plymouthcast.org.uk or post to Plymouth CAST, Human Resources, Edmund Rice Building, St. Boniface’s College, 21 Boniface Lane, Plymouth PL5 3AG,  by midday on Monday 30 September.



Closing date midday on Monday 30 September

Shortlisting Tuesday 1 October

Interviews Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 October




More about Plymouth CAST
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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: St Boniface House, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Torquay, TQ13 7JL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1364 645360
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Plymouth CAST is a trust set up by the Catholic Diocese of Plymouth to support and develop its schools. Plymouth CAST is a genuine 'multi academy trust’ in that the constituent schools are all part of a single company with a central Board of Di...