Vacancy Details
Salary:Leadership 8 – 12 (£56,082 – £61,882)
Hours:Full Time
Location:King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy
Closing date:Wednesday 24 January 2024 at 9.30am
Interview date:TBC

Due to the promotion of our current Director of English to a MAT wide English Leadership role within their School Improvement Team, we are seeking to appoint a Director of English from Easter 2024 The Director of English will take a major role in driving forward the vision of the school with all internal and external stakeholders. This will apply to running a high performing English Department and as an integral member of the Extended Leadership Team. As a member of the Extended Senior Leadership Team, it is anticipated that you will have ambition for promotion to Assistant Head in the next 24-36 Months. This role is therefore one where the skills and expertise of senior leadership are developed in addition to those linked to the leadership of a Core Subject within the school. A whole school responsibility will be agreed with the post holder and provision made for them to undertake this whilst in post. It is also expected that the Director will have line management responsibility for another area of the school.

The successful candidate will be fully supported in their career and professional development through a vast programme of CPD provided by the academy. Please see below for job description and person specification.

Further details and application forms can be downloaded from the website (    Applications can only be considered if they are on an Academy Trust application form.   Completed application forms to be returned to  Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

You are welcome to visit the academy on Tuesday 16 January between 09:00 – 12:00 and Monday 22 January between 12:30 – 15:00. Please phone the Headteacher’s PA to arrange an appointment on 0121 507 9801.

Please note an online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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