Vice Principal, Colchester, Essex

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St Benedict's Catholic CollegeColchester, Essex

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Start date: Required for Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16 £57,077 to L20 £62,863
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors of St Benedict’s Catholic College are seeking to appoint an exceptional, inspirational and innovative Vice Principal, following the promotion of our current postholder to headship. 

Ofsted inspected the college in November 2013 judging it to be good in all areas with some outstanding features. The section 48 inspection in April 2015 judged the college to be good overall, and outstanding in two categories. 

The post offers an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious leader with a commitment to raising standards to support the Principal moving the College forward to OUTSTANDING status.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record of leading, teaching and learning and raising standards and must be a practising Catholic. 

We can offer you:

  • a warm and welcoming college with excellent links to parish communities;
  • enthusiastic and well-behaved students who are eager to learn;
  • supportive, hardworking staff, governors and parents;
  • opportunities to further your professional development.

The Vice Principal will have responsibility for the strategic direction and leadership of a team and will lead in a range of areas, including teaching and learning, behaviour and achievement, and performance management. 

Informal visits prior to application can be arranged by contacting Mrs Diane Hilliard, PA to the Principal: e-mail; telephone 01206 516842

For further details about the college and for a recruitment pack and application form, please go to our website Applications should be addressed to Mrs Angela Jones, HR Administrator and sent via email to 

Applications will only be accepted on the college application form.

Closing date: Monday 22nd January 2018 at 12.00 noon.

Shortlisted candidates will go through to the formal interview stage which are expected to be held on Wednesday 31st January and Thursday 1st February 2018.

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all young people and expects all staff to share that commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

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More about St Benedict's Catholic College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Norman Way, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3US, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1206 549222
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St Benedict’s Catholic College is a secondary school located in the ancient town of Colchester, Essex. Originally founded in 1963 as a secondary modern, St Benedict’s exists today as a co-educational voluntary-aided school. 

It is the only Catho...