Practise what you teach

26th January 2001 at 00:00
Now then, calm down, calm down. Here's a short quiz. What's the difference between a Scouser and a Scally? Who said: "Football isn't a matter of life and death - it's far more important." What have Jerry and Frankie got in common? If you're wearing blue, where wouldn't you be standing at Anfield? Where's the wigwam and and which birds are unlikely to roost there?

Flummoxed? This week's job isn't for you then. Five out of five gets you an application form for the Director of Schools for the Archdiocese of Liverpool, the largest Roman Catholic education department in England.

Current director Robert Newman is moving on after 13 years which saw a major re-organisation on Merseyside, with the number of Roman Catholic schools cut from 330 to 260.

The diocese are looing for a practising Catholic who comes from within the Catholic education system, but applications are also welcome from local education authority workers.

The job involves liaison with eight LEAs and responsibilities include school buildings, asset management, services to governing bodies, monitoring of school performance and advice to heads and parents. Religious education isn't part of the job. Salary is 'in the region of' pound;50,000. The new director starts in September.

Further information from: The Episcopal Vicar for Schools and colleges on 0151 522 1000.Answers: 1 Scousers don't like being called scallies. 2 Bill Shankly. 3 A Mersey Ferry. 4 The Kop. 5 Liverpool RC cathedral 6 The Liver birds- because they sit on the Liver building.

Phil Revell

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