Subject Director Science
Hours: Full Time
Starting January 2018
The Spencer Academies Trust is a medium sized Trust which exists to make sure that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 10 schools (3 Secondary and 7 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire:
To improve the life chances of children and young people by raising aspirations and fulfilling potential, challenging and supporting all the schools within the Trust on their journey to and beyond outstanding and to achieve this by developing world-class leaders.
The Spencer Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational Director of Science to work within the Education Improvement Team, deployed directly into academies to support the raising of standards.
Working closely within a team of subject directors, as well as with the senior leadership teams of each academy, you will provide challenge and support to ensure that academies secure rapid and sustainable improvement in your subject area.
It is desirable for the successful candidate to have examiner experience knowledge and understanding of the Ofsted inspection process, and be able to take a strategic lead on a day-to-day basis to respond to the particular needs and context, which may range from leading at a strategic level or running a department. Accreditation of AST / SLE status or similar AST / SLE work experience would be an advantage along with strong organisational and highly effective planning skills, applicants with experience of working at senior leadership level are encouraged to apply.
You will be an outstanding teacher, with a track record of excellent results and will have the potential to embed good practice and build capacity. We require a colleague who is committed to high standards of learning and student progress, who can help our students to reach their potential.
Applicants will be expected to share our high aspirations and expectations for students and employees. If you are a dedicated professional and want to support our Trust through the next stage of its exciting developments, please visit http://www.spenceracademiestrust.co.uk/.
If you would like an informal discussion with our CEO, Paul West please contact Lynne Hoptroff on 0115 9170100
To apply, please complete the on-line application form which can be accessed at http://vacancies.spenceracademiestrust.co.uk/ attaching a CV and making sure to clearly evidence your achievements against the person specification
For us to adhere to safer recruitment guidelines and best practice, please ensure your completed application form:
(i) accounts for any gaps in employment, and
(ii) provides detail of all your employment by month as well as year.
Please also include the names, addresses, phone numbers and email contact details of two professional referees who must be your current and previous employers.
Closing date Monday 16th October at 9.am
Interviews: Successful short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview between 17th and 31st October 2017.
In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.
The Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.