Secondary Leadership and Management Adviser, Hackney

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Hackney Learning TrustHackney

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Start date: April 2020 or September 2020 (flexibility around start date depending on notice period)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary: Inner London L22 – L26 (£76,618 – £83,699) plus a 10% uplift (£83,279 - £92,068) for suitably experienced applicants
Contract term: Permanent

Secondary Leadership and Management Adviser

Hackney Learning Trust is the Education department within Hackney Council.  It provides a range of statutory and traded services to support the education of children, young people and adults in the borough. Our vision is to provide excellent education for every child, young person and adult learner.

Secondary Leadership and Management Adviser
Employer: Hackney Learning Trust
Location: Hackney
Salary: Inner London L22 – L26 (£76,618 – £83,699) plus a 10% uplift (£83,279 - £92,068) for suitably experienced applicants
Contract type: Full or Part Time, Teacher Pay and Conditions and pension benefits.
Contract term: Permanent
Closing Date: 20th January 2020
Job starts: April 2020 or September 2020 (flexibility around start date depending on notice period)

We are looking for an experienced senior leader with a proven track record of improving outcomes for pupils as a Headteacher, School Principal or with equivalent expertise to join our talented team of Secondary leadership and management advisers. Successful candidates would work alongside our team providing guidance and support to schools across Hackney in either a full time or part time role.

We serve pupils in 54 Maintained Primary Schools, 6 maintained secondary schools, 3 special schools, 2 Nursery schools and 16 academies and free schools. The very great proportion, 93% of our schools, are good or better due to successful partnership working. Hackney is an innovator and we are at an exciting time in our journey with the formation of a new Hackney Schools Group Board and the commitment of the Council to our continuing success.

Our key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve –and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.

In particular we are seeking applicants who:

  • Have credible and successful school experience at a senior leadership level
  • Have a passion and energy for school improvement
  • Are able to sensitively challenge and identify where things could be better
  • Understand the journey of school improvement and the challenging contexts that schools can operate in.
  • Are seeking to work in partnership to lead and enact change across multiple settings.
  • Can contribute to the professional development of leaders

This is an exciting opportunity for a school leader seeking to further their experience of school improvement and develop a broader understanding of the national school landscape. Combining the knowledge of how effective schools work with the skills of empathy, persuasion and strategic collaboration, this role affords the opportunity to further develop leadership skills at a system leader level. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to influence policy and practice on the outcomes of young people across a range of different settings working with a range of professional partners and is a career pathway to more senior system leader roles.

If you are interested in this position and would like to discuss it further, please contact Stephen Hall, Assistant Director on 0208 820 7351 or at You can download the application pack below and complete an online job application at

You will need to register with our site in order to apply:

Application closing date: Monday 20th January 2020
Interviews: 27th and 28th January 2020

Should you have any queries on the application process, please contact

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Please apply via our website:

Closing date: Monday, 20th January 2020

London Borough of Hackney Ofsted reports are available at

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.


More about Hackney Learning Trust
Address: Technology & Learning Centre (TLC), 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8820 7000
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Hackney Learning Trust runs the education services for the London Borough of Hackney. We are responsible for schools, children’s centres, early years and adult education.

Our vision is to provide an excellent education for every child, young per...