Deputy Director for Leadership and Governance

The Catholic Diocese of Westminster is home to the Archbishop of Westminster and over 200 parishes in London, north of the river and in Hertfordshire.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to join the education team of the Diocese of Westminster.

Based at our offices at Vaughan House, SW1, the primary purpose of the role is to support the Director of Education. As Deputy Director, you will be a key member of the Education Service and work in partnership with over 200 schools and colleges in the diocese. We are blessed to have many successful schools, with strong leadership which provides very strong outcomes for our pupils, professional development for our staff, and a rewarding experience for our governors. However, we are not complacent and there is still more to be done to ensure all our schools meet the needs of all our children, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged, all of whom deserve the very best. Whatever your background, you will come with a deep understanding of schools and school improvement whilst promoting equality of opportunity. This is a key area of development for our schools in recognition of the diverse population within our school communities.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to match the ambition we have for our schools and their leaders and expect the successful candidate’s attributes to reflect those of ethical leadership that will support the formation of current and future leaders throughout our diocese.

This an exciting opportunity for a proven leader who has a passion for education and its continued improvement who is seeking a broader challenge that will influence outcomes for children in our diocese and beyond. The desirable start date for this role will be between September 2021 and January 2022. To be discussed and agreed with the successful applicant.

Hours of work:              Monday to Friday 9.00 – 17.00

Salary:                               Competitive

Closing date:                   21 June 2021

Interview date:               1 July 2021

Job reference No:         210-306

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To be considered for the role, please submit a job application to humanresources@rcdow.or.uk. CVs will NOT be considered, therefore, please do not send them.

Please note that you will need to be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position. You must provide proof of Right to Work in the UK.