Vice Principal, North Manchester

Closing date:Expiring today

Co-op Academy North ManchesterNorth Manchester

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20-L24 - plus significant additional benefits
Contract term: Permanent


Pay Scale: L20-L24 (negotiable)
Required from: September 2020
Contract Type: Full time and permanent

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, motivational and ambitious Vice Principal with a strong proven track record at senior leadership level and in the areas of responsibility. This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational and creative leader to play a crucial role in the Academy, which was judged GOOD by OFSTED in February 2019. You will have excellent inter-personal skills and be highly effective in promoting and securing the very best for all. You will be outward facing and will continue to develop the excellent links that already exist across your areas of responsibility and be adept at securing further opportunities to benefit both our pupils and staff.

We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates unconditional positive regard for young people and who has the highest expectations of themselves and others. You will be joining a team of highly skilled and committed professionals who are relentless in the pursuit of excellence to provide the best possible education for our pupils. Inspectors noted ‘Pupils behaviour is good.  They are courteous, happy and confident,’ and described our SMSC offer as a ‘Strength of the school, enabling pupils to feel confident and safe to be who they want to be.’

Our core values of Respect, Commitment and Trust and the Co-op ways of being are at the heart of all we do. Our vision of excellence permeates our drive to ensure the highest quality of education for all. This is a key post in ensuring that the Academy continues to move from strength to strength.  The ‘outward facing’ nature of the Academy and its CPD offer are major strengths.  In addition to this, The Co-op Academies Trust and our relationship with our sponsor provide additional opportunities for career development.

We are looking for exceptional candidates with an ambition to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to shape the way we move forward. If you feel you have the skills and drive to make a difference, we want to hear from you.

Application form, job description and person specification are available from our academy website: and from The Co-op Academies Trust website at

Completed applications should be returned to the Academy by email to Mrs D Aikenhead at by 3pm on Monday 24th February 2020. Successful applicants will be invited for Interviews week beginning 2nd March 2020.


Co-op Academy North Manchester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the DBS. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Applicants who are not contacted during this period may assume that they have not been successful but are thanked for their interest. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants who are not called for interview.

The Co-operative Academies Trust has a fantastic benefits package including discount gym memberships, childcare vouchers, healthcare packages and co-operative discount offers.

The Co-operative Academies Trust is an aware employer and is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked offers.

If you feel you have the passion and drive and are committed to our vision of excellence, then we look forward to receiving your application.

More about Co-op Academy North Manchester
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: 300 Victoria Avenue East, Blackley, Manchester, M9 7SS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 681 1592
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Co-op Academy North Manchester is a secondary school based in Blackley. We are extremely ambitious for our pupils and work hard to ensure that they leave the Academy equipped to lead happy and successful lives.  

We are a sponsor-led Academy tha...