Deputy Director of Schools Service

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    Deputy Director of Schools Service

    • Full Time
    • Anywhere
    • Applications have closed.

    The Diocese of East Anglia

    Location: The post holder will be based at the Diocesan Offices at Poringland, Norwich. The nature of the role requires regular travel around the Diocese and sometimes beyond. The post holder is expected to have access to private transport.

    Line Manager
    : Director of Schools’ Service

    Salary Range: £56,000 – £62,000 (starting point dependent on experience)

    Working Hours: Full time. Some evenings and weekend hours from time to time, in order to meet the reasonable requirements of the post

    Annual Leave: 28 days, plus statutory Bank holidays

    Pension: Diocesan Scheme available after probationary period is concluded.

    Expenses: Travel and other work-related expenses will be paid in line with Diocesan policy.

    Probationary period: 6 months

    Notice period: 3 months

    Right to Work: The post holder must have proof of the right to reside and work in the UK.

    Job Purpose:

    The Diocese of East Anglia, seeks to appoint a talented Deputy Director to join our small and hardworking Schools’ Services team. We are committed to the provision of high-quality Catholic schools. The Deputy Director will need to work closely with the Diocesan Schools’ Commission and the Schools’ Service team to support the strategic development, promotion and effectiveness of Catholic Education in the Diocese.

    This is an exciting time to become a member of our team as we seek to address our Diocesan needs in a rapidly changing education landscape. Our current Director of Schools’ Service is retiring and we are delighted to have appointed her successor, Dr Andy Stone, who takes up post in September 2022.

    As a provider of Catholic education we are committed to celebrating the Catholic nature of our schools as communities of faith. We recognise the crucial importance of our schools as integral to the mission of the Church.

    In the Diocese there are 28 schools located across, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We have two Multi Academy Trusts: St John the Baptist Trust currently has 9 Primary schools and 1 High school with a Sixth Form; Our Lady of Walsingham Trust currently has 5 Primary schools and 1 High school with a Sixth Form. From September we will have 8 Voluntary Aided schools, 2 Inter-Church schools and 2 Independent schools.

    At all times, our schools must serve as a witness to the Catholic Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. The post, therefore, requires a practising Catholic who can lead by example. We seek a Deputy Director who can take the strategic lead on the new Religious Education Curriculum Directory, the New Denominational Inspections framework and the Relationship and Sex Education Curriculum. At all times, our schools must serve as a witness to the Catholic Faith and to achieve this vision requires support and drive from the centre.

    How to apply:

    If you wish to discuss this post, or need any further information, then please arrange an informal chat by calling Jane Delph on 01508 495509, or email her at

    Visits to our Diocese, prior to application, are warmly welcomed and this can be arranged by contacting Jane Delph at the above address.

    All completed applications should be returned to Jane Delph at

    Closing date: Noon 17th May 2022

    Interviews:  25th May 2022

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