Interim Head of Centre

Smile Education Recruitment
23 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Interim Head of Centre

Secondary alternative provision school, Birmingham

Start: September 2019

Interviewing W/C 8th April

Duration of role: 12 months

Salary L15

SLT Education recruitment are pleased to be working exclusively with a large alternative provision based in Birmingham who are looking to appoint an interim Head of centre for their one of their Secondary sites. The school is a well-established centre for children aged 11 – 16 with a range of behavioural social and emotional difficulties and currently has around 40 pupils. As a head of centre you will be responsible for ensuring the safety of the children and staff in your care by following strict safeguarding processes. In addition you will be instrumental in ensuring children at the school make significant progress both emotionally and academically. You will be reporting to the Headteacher and will have responsibility for the pastoral and operational running of your individual centre.

Successful candidates will:

- Have recent leadership experience in a mainstream or alternative provision school
- Be able to drive standards up in terms of; Curriculum and attendance.
- Prioritise and manage their time effectively
- Be organised and can multi task effectively
- Be able to effectively delegate relevant tasks where necessary
- Have a professional approach
- Communicate and live the existing whole school vision and values
- Be able to work independently
- Have a thorough understanding of safeguarding in schools and can ensure all policies and processes are being followed to ensure the safety of staff and children
- Have worked with children with a number of behaviour challenges
- Be able to manage a small team effectively
- Be able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
- Be able to manage working across a multi-site school
- Ensure standardised processes are followed correctly by all staff and children including the timetabling and curriculum
- Be willing to grow and develop as a leader, to learn new skills that will help the school achieve their goals
- Be able to work collaboratively with other heads of centre

The Benefits

- The school is investing a considerable amount of money in CPD and are willing to be led on upskilling you as a leader.
- It’s an exciting time to join the school as there has been long standing stability in terms of staffing and processes which should make your job much easier and will look great on your CV
- It is a collegiate and collaborative environment which means you will be well supported and listened to.
- Employees are valued and work – life balance is very important to the school and the leadership team and family commitments are always taken into consideration.
- The Headteacher is forward thinking, approachable and open to ideas and input in the strategic running of the school.

To find out more about this position please contact Leasa Clarke on (phone number removed). Alternatively please forward your CV to [1] and we will endeavour to get back to you ASAP.

Please note, that this is an interim role and will be paid via SLT Education. For this reason you will need to register fully with SLT Education before attending an interview with the school. This will include undergoing full safeguarding checks including a full DBS, barred list check and two full references from line managers who can comment on your leadership abilities.

Smile Education is committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.


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