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Job Ref No. ECC1101-16L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: £59,000 to 62,000
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 27/06/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: W/C 1st July 2019  

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Job Title: Interim Headteacher Location: Prittlewell, Essex

Contract: Interim, full-time (until Easter 2020) Salary: £59,000 to £62,000 pa

Southend YMCA Community School is an Alternative Provision, set up through the Free School system in 2013. Our mission is to provide an alternative route for our students to gain the best possible education.

Based in Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, we have 50 students, aged 14 to 16, who have been excluded or were at the cusp of exclusion from mainstream schools. As a result, many of our students have complex SEMH needs.

The Board of Governors is seeking to appoint an Interim Headteacher to join the school, filling this role until a permanent Headteacher joins the school in April 2020.

The Governors are looking for:

An exceptional, inspirational and caring current Senior Leader with a proven track record who leads by example whilst creating a model of distinctive leadership
A dynamic and progressive individual capable of continuing to support the vision and strategic direction of the school
A true commitment to educational excellence and continual improvement
A demonstrable understanding of leading a school whose students have complex SEMH needs
An ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the management team, teachers and parents
An awareness of financial planning and budget management

An individual who will ensure the continued stability of the school, and its further progress

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a thriving school community, confirmed by Ofsted in 2019 as being "Good" in two successive inspections, with a dedicated team of teaching and learning professionals for the new headteacher to continue their professional development whilst leading Southend YMCA Community School on the next stage of its journey.

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Further details about the school and our activities can also be found there.

We would encourage any initial expressions of interest via our HR Business Partners, HR Initiatives Limited:

Candidates who are progressed to interview will be required to undergo an application process.

Closing date: 09.00 am Thursday 27 June 2019. Interview date: W/c 1 July 2019

Southend YMCA Community School is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities. As a responsible employer we follow safer recruitment guidelines and will not accept a CV in lieu of a completed application form. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Amanda Kipps
Ticket House
110 East Street
Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 6LH
Telephone: 01702 212541

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