Regional Director (South Coast), Southampton

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Oasis Community LearningSouthampton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L42 – L46 (£107,766 - £118,952) + Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We have a unique and exciting opportunity to become an influential leader within the second largest Multi-Academy Trust in the UK. 

Are you a passionate and committed educational leader looking for an exciting new challenge?

Following the great success establishing and developing the South West family of academies in Bristol and with significant growth planned within our Southampton Cluster, we are looking to appoint a new Regional Director to lead our newly defined South Coast region.

As Regional Director, you will have responsibility for the day to day governance of a regional family of Oasis Academies in Southampton. As well as overseeing and leading school improvement – which in Oasis terms is as much about building the character of our students as well as their competence, ensuring that both are worked out in the context of community. The role of governance is also about ensuring that we remain focused at all times on our vision and ethos and fulfilling our responsibilities to regulators, to our staff and to our communities.  The role of day to day governance is delegated to you from the OCL Board and through the CEO.

Aspirations and Improvements

As Line Manager of Executive Principals and Principals in the region, you will be accountable for the educational standards and outcomes of our South Coast academies. You will draw on your wealth of experience to ensure that every academy – whatever its starting point – continues to improve on its journey to Outstanding. 

As Regional Director you will join the National Education team who will work with you and support you in your role. We are all committed to ensuring there is ‘Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community’.  

Leadership Values

As Regional Director you will secure progress, develop, share and embed systems leadership across a range of academies and lead improvement in a dynamic, fast paced and successful organisation; one that is committed to inclusion, equality, relationships, hope and perseverance. This is an outward facing, high-profile role within our academies and the communities they serve. You will represent Oasis at a regional level and promote the Oasis ethos that makes us unique.

Community and Governance  

As Regional Director, you have shared responsibility for national governance. Locally you will work alongside the Academy Council at each academy, whose role is not to govern in the traditional sense, but to assess whether the Academy is ‘what it says it is on the tin’ and to be a voice to and of the community.  

Career Development  

We are an organisation that is wholeheartedly committed to developing our employees through internal and external training courses and offering opportunities for career progression within the family.  To be effective in this role you will need to be passionate, driven and committed with demonstrable experience of securing rapid and sustained improvement and taking schools to Good or Outstanding throughout the development of your career to date.

About Oasis  

Born of the global Oasis charity, Oasis Community Learning is an educational trust established in 2004 with the express purpose of transforming learning, lives and communities through the development of Oasis Academies. We are now a family of 49 Academies with two academies on the South Coast and plans in place for two further schools to join the region, Sholing Technology College and another secondary school in the coming months.  

We are dedicated to closing the gap in education and developing our staff, students and communities holistically. Find out more about OCL at

We welcome applications from candidates with leadership experience across more than one school, with demonstrable experience of school improvement and the drive and passion to deliver through the lens of the Oasis vision.

Find out more  

For more information or to request a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Gemma Lamb, Head of Recruitment and Learning & Development on 0207 921 4216/

To apply, please submit an application form FAO Gemma Lamb via the website or recruitment email address by no later than 11am, Monday 7th May.

Our young people deserve the best: your role will be to ensure that they receive it. 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

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More about Oasis Community Learning
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: The Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road, Southwark, London, SE1 7HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7921 4264
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Oasis Community Learning has a vision to create "Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community." 

Established in 2004 we have now grown into a family of 48 Academies that are located in four regions of England, providing primary, secondary...