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Director of Enrichment

Mulberry School for GirlsTower Hamlets

Are you an experienced and passionate creative with a flair for organising and delivering participatory projects? Are you committed to promoting and supporting the school’s ethos and contributing to the development of confidence, creativity, leadership and a love of learning in all students.  Do you have a track record of success in delivering high quality and large scale impactful projects by, with and for young people?

We might have the role for you. We are seeking an outstanding Director of Enrichment to deliver a wide range of exciting programmes across our school, and to ensure that we continue to offer our students the best possible education both within and beyond the classroom.

Our School

An all-girls school in the heart of Tower Hamlets, steeped in achievement and accolades, providing inspiration and opportunity to provide a platform for student achievement. 

• 1600 students on roll 

• OFSTED rated Outstanding since 2010

At the heart of Mulberry’s ethos is the belief that every young person deserves the opportunity to develop as a fully rounded individual, with the skill and qualities they need to lead fulfilled lives. Through access to extra-curricular activities, students are able to develop confidence, creativity, leadership skills and a life-long love of learning which benefits both their academic achievement and provides them with valuable life experience. 

By providing access to the best possible opportunities, Mulberry has consistently proven that socio-economic disadvantage need not prevent students from achieving academic success and flourishing as individuals. 

 We are proud to offer one of the most extensive Extended Learning programmes in the country. Our outstanding enrichment programme is comprised of four strands:  Global Education, Out of Hours Learning, Pupil Voice and Women’s Education. 

Our Community

We are committed to supporting young people to overcome the barriers that poverty and social exclusion create, ensuring that all students are able to achieve their full potential. This has inspired us to build up a broad network of partnerships, incubating and invigorating student experience, opportunity, drive and success. 

There should be no barriers to a child’s future and society should, and can, be a level playing field. Aspiring for this to be reality we promise to:

• Emphasise high quality subject teaching, reinforced by excellent support for learning and intervention.

• Deliver inclusion services that assist personal development.

• Provide excellent pastoral care so no student goes unsupported.

• Continually develop strong leadership and have high levels of expertise in education.

Our partners

We want our students to have access to the same professional connections which young people from more privileged backgrounds can utilise. To make this a reality we have a wide range external partners in higher education, business, industry, the arts and the sciences who contribute extensively and fundamentally to our extra-curricular activities.

• Bank of America Merrill Lynch

• Barts Health NHS Trust

• British Film Institute

• London Stock Exchange Group

• Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd

• National Theatre

• The Prince’s Trust

• Southbank Centre

• WOW Foundation

• University of Cambridge 

The Role

You will create and manage projects that enable all students to find and use their talents and to access the best possible opportunities to prepare them for life, leadership, economic empowerment and taking their rightful place as active and engaged global citizens. S/he keeps student voice and student leadership at the heart of Mulberry life and creates and manages opportunities for students to take public platforms and to have their voices heard.  S/he also plays a significant role in ensuring all students’ achievements are celebrated.  

You will work closely with equivalent post-holders in other Trust schools and will collaborate, advise and support where needed. This work contributes significantly to the public face of the Mulberry Schools Trust.

You will have an unshakeable belief that all children deserve an excellent school environment and your work will have a significant positive impact on students’ personal development, well-being and achievement.

 We want someone who is positive, dynamic and has a genuine love for learning. You will have experience of leading projects within a school setting or similar. You will be organised and energetic. The ethos at Mulberry is a key strength of the school and we are seeking to recruit a passionate and creative professional to fulfil the role of Director of Enrichment

Bringing Down Barriers to Success

We are proud to inspire our students through a diverse and representative teams and welcome applications from all of the communities we serve. 

If you have the experience and passion to energise Tower Hamlet’s next generation of leaders, creators and innovators, then we want to see how we can support you in that pursuit.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnic minorities. We want the best staff and we know that means a diverse staff.

Encouraging a happy and healthy work environment

We take staff wellbeing seriously at Mulberry Schools Trust, here are just some of the great benefits for all staff.

• Local Government Pension scheme

• Employee assistance programme and support

• Free breakfast 

• Free gym onsite 

• Paid sabbatical opportunities

• Free onsite parking

• Subsidised staff restaurant with outdoor roof terrace

• Annual programme of conferences and Trust wide events with high profile speakers

• Cycle to work scheme

• Annual service award

• Long service awards 

How to Apply

You will need to complete the application form on TES which includes your letter of application in the body of the form explaining why you are the perfect person for this rare and exciting opportunity. Please be aware that we can’t accept any CV’s for this post. 

Please complete your application directly online via TES. If you have any questions about the role or the process, please get in touch with us at 

Closing Date: Midday, 30th December 2021

Interview Date:  The interviews will be held onsite at school and will be w/c 10th January 2022

Start Date: January 2022

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.

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