Director of Science, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

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Pontefract Academies TrustPontefract, West Yorkshire

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Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £60,755
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

With a new CEO and Executive Leadership Team, the Pontefract Academies Trust is on an exciting journey of improvement. 

DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE 

LOCATION:  PONTEFRACT, WEST YORKSHIRE

SALARY:  Up to £60,755 (L14-L18)

CONTRACT:  Permanent | Full Time 

START DATE:  January 2019 preferred, but negotiable with the successful candidate 

We are looking for a high-achieving, inspiring, and creative leader to help us create a centre of excellence for Science across our Trust and our two secondary schools.

We want someone who is thoroughly passionate about Science and the development of Science pedagogy and curriculum. We need someone with a strong presence; someone who is ambitious for the students, their colleagues and the schools; who has vision; and who is interested in achieving the very best outcomes both in attainment and progress for our young people.

For the right person this could be the career opportunity of a lifetime. You will be working closely with a new and nationally recognised Executive Leadership Team, (and a newly-appointed Director of Maths), you will operate across both our schools, and you will report directly to the Executive Director of Secondary Education for the Trust, James Franklin-Smith. James and his whole team are dedicated to removing barriers to success – for our students and our staff. There is huge potential for substantial professional development for the successful candidate, in terms of future career trajectory within our Trust. 

This post would be ideal for anyone with a successful and proven track record, with ambition and drive, a clear vision of what constitutes excellence in a Science department, and some leadership experience (perhaps as a Head of Department, lead or second in Science, or leading on curriculum, T&L or assessment) and who sees a wider leadership position as the next step in their career. You will use these skills to embed those improvements the Trust has already initiated within the Science departments and ensure that both our secondary schools now achieve the consistent and sustained forward momentum in Science that our students deserve.

We offer:

• Full support from a dedicated, inspirational and approachable leadership team

• A collegiate approach to best practice, with a dynamic yet inclusive style

• Real career development, advice and a platform towards further career success 

For a full pack including application forms please visit www.directorofscience.co.uk or e-mail our advisers ASDTi on gm@asdti.com or telephone ASDTi on 07736 775776 – they are available evenings and weekends as well as during the working day, to help you make the right choice.

Closing date for applications: Friday 12th October 2018 at 9am

Interviews will be the following week: w/c 15th October

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

The Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: The Barracks Business Centre, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4HH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1977 232146
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