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Job Ref No. ECC4024-236L Position Type: Director Pay Range: Leadership L7 - L11
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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HARWICH AND DOVERCOURT HIGH SCHOOL

DIRECTOR OF HUMANITIES

Pay Range: Leadership

Actual Salary from: £54,816 - £60,488 (Points - L7 - L11)

Start Date: September 2024

The Role

We are seeking an outstanding individual to lead the strategic direction and development of the faculty in support of the school's improvement plan.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • To lead one of the three key subjects within the Humanities faculty: history, geography or Religious Education.
  • To represent the faculty on the Quality of Education Team and contribute to whole school decision making in relation to curriculum improvement planning.
  • To take an active role in the Leadership & Management of the school as part of the extended leadership team (ELT), attending ELT meetings on a regular basis.
  • To support and secure the commitment of others to the vision, ethos, direction and policies of the school/trust and promote high levels of achievement in the faculty.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Experience in implementing appropriate teaching and learning strategies for students across KS3 to KS4 in either history, geography or RE.
  • Resilience, the ability to work under pressure and be able to meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of cross-curricular teaching.

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Harwich and Dovercourt High School?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Free membership to Perkbox
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please click on the 'apply' button.

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

  • Closing date: Midnight Sunday 14th April 2024
  • Shortlisting will take place on W/C 15th April 2024
  • Interviewing date: TBC

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

Harwich and Dovercourt High School is a vibrant, caring school serving the community. Every student is welcomed, challenged and supported to achieve their full potential and every student has opportunities and experiences to ensure their schooling is fulfilling and enjoyable.

At Harwich and Dovercourt High School we believe in partnerships between students, staff and the home. We believe in responsibility, ambition and commitment, where no challenge is too great and where great futures are nurtured.

Our goal is for every student to be proud of their efforts and achievement and for every parent and carer to be proud of their child, school and community. Our pledge is to work tirelessly in the pursuit of excellence.

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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

Sigma Trust HR Team
Hall Lane
Dovercourt, Harwich
Essex, CO12 3TG
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: hdhs.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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