Director of Education, Home Based

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Baker Dearing Educational TrustHome Based

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive Daily Rate
Contract term: Permanent


Home based

Competitive Daily Rate, part-time 3 days per week, permanent 

Our aim, at the Baker Dearing Trust is simple. To embed new technical schools into the English education system, through creating new and different opportunities that inspire young people, and equip them with the skills employers need in the 21st century. In 2010 the Baker Dearing Educational Trust (“Baker Dearing”) created University Technical Colleges (“UTCs”) in response to the UK’s need for advanced technical skills at all levels. This approach involves integrating technical, practical and academic learning, creating an environment where all students can find their strengths and specialise in subjects that interest and engage them. 

Baker Dearing is not a multi-academy trust. It is an independent registered charity, responsible for awarding the UTC licence, and actively promoting and supporting these academies. Currently there are 49 open UTC’s with 13,000 students on roll between the ages of 14 and 19. Whilst there have been inevitable challenges in establishing a new and different approach, we are incredibly proud that for the third year running, the destinations for our leavers have been outstanding, with 97% staying in education, beginning an apprenticeship or starting a job. 

Our current Director of Education is retiring after a successful three years in post. As his successor, you will be responsible for steering the UTC programme towards educational maturity. You will be the senior educationalist for the UTC programme and lead adviser on all education and school administration matters, for both the Chairman and Chief Executive. Leading a small field team of highly experienced home-based senior educationalists, you will support and work closely with the governing bodies and Principals of the UTC's, at a strategic and operational level.

You will have extensive experience of leadership and school improvement gained within the state education sector. A high level of emotional intelligence and exceptional interpersonal skills are essential for such a role. You will require drive and tenacity alongside diplomacy and patience. This will enable you to work effectively with and through a range of stakeholder organisations including the DfE and Ofsted. 

If you are passionate about the future of young people aged 14-19 and are excited by employer led study and the UTC programme, you will relish this opportunity to be part of the team which permanently embeds, UTC’s into the English education system. 

For more information please visit For a confidential discussion please call Mike Phillips on 07830 313915 or Maureen Nicholas on 07540 222519, our recruitment advisers at Pentir. 

Closing date: Friday 11th May 2018.

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More about Baker Dearing Educational Trust
Address: 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7960 1555
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Location: Millbank, London

Type: Charity 

Phase: Secondary 

Funding Status: State - Academy 

Age Range: 14 - 19  

University Technical Colleges (“UTCs”) are academies that operate under licence from Baker Dearing, which created th...