Director of Digital Strategy
Director of Digital Strategy
Location: Felsted, Essex
Hours: Normal school hours Monday – Saturday
Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent School based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.
About the Director of Digital Strategy role:
This new senior post is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled leader who possesses the professional and personal credibility to inspire and lead digital strategy and learning across the Felsted community. We seek an outstanding practitioner who will ensure that developments in technology are at the forefront of what we do, ensuring we deliver a high quality, innovative and forward-thinking digital environment for learning and teaching.
Responsibilities of the Director of Digital Strategy:
This position will lead and manage the strategic delivery of ICT across both or Prep and Senior School and will be a significant role within our Senior Management Team, which will provide the opportunity for the right person to showcase their leadership, teaching, ICT and people skills within a growing business and in return, provide an opportunity to enhance their senior management career within a prestigious environment.
The post holder will also act as Head of Academic Computing across all year groups, which will include teaching approximately 10 ICT lessons per week from Year 7 up to IBDP and A level to ensure that Felsted School delivers a high quality, innovative and forward-thinking digital environment for learning and teaching.
Requirements of the Director of Digital Strategy:
We welcome applications from qualified teachers and/or those with extensive technical ICT hardware and software knowledge together with prior experience of people management.
Benefits for the Director of Digital Strategy:
- Excellent contributory pension scheme
- A subsidised healthcare scheme
- Free life insurance and parking
- Free lunch and unlimited use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities
- School-fee remission
- On-site Coffee Shop by illy
- Generous sickness absence policy
- Membership to Felsted Connect - an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.
Felsted School has its own salary scale which compares favourably against other independent schools and is well above that of the maintained sector.
It is every employee’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons he/she is responsible for or comes into contact with. Therefore, all employees are asked to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Closing Date: Wednesday 06 March at 12:00 noon
Interviews will be held week commencing 11 March 2019
If you feel you meet the above criteria of this Director of Digital Strategy role, we would like to hear from you.