Deputy Director of Education

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Worcester, Worcestershire
£45,000 per annum plus generous non-contributory pension
29 Sep 2021
18 Oct 2021
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We have a fantastic opportunity at The Diocese of Worcester to join our forward-thinking education team. We are passionate about our diocesan mission to young people and as our new Deputy Director you will be key in delivering our vision.

This will be an exciting and challenging role that spans the worlds of education and the Church of England. In this role you will:

  • Lead the policy and strategy for school effectiveness work and advice for schools within the diocesan SLA and oversee the delivery of this to schools.
  • Ensure that pupils come first in all our church schools, are always safe and grow as children of God
  • Ensure that high quality statutory education that expresses the Christian ethos is integral to the Church’s mission and ministry in the Diocese of Worcester.
  • Support the DDE in delivering on our commitment to excellence and distinctiveness in all church schools
  • Work with others to ensure an integrated diocesan strategy for engagement with young people and children.

You will be passionate about church school education, with substantial education experience including a proven history of school effectiveness development as well as significant leadership experience within an education establishment. You will need an excellent understanding and knowledge of the world of primary and secondary education, including the place and nature of Church of England schools and an understanding of the Church of England’s Vision for Education.

To thrive in this role you will be adaptable and have a sense of humour. You will be energised by faith and have a passionate desire to resource and enthuse all those who work towards their flourishing.

The Diocese of Worcester is a great place to work with excellent holiday allowances, and a very good pension. We want to give those who work for us the flexibility to balance their work and home lives well. We are privileged and excited to work together to bring the good news of Jesus to our communities across Worcestershire and Dudley as we grow together as Kingdom People. Being a part of that is really special.

Hours:            full time, 35 hours per week (to include evenings and weekends as required).

Location:        a mix of home, school and office based (central Worcester). This post will involve travel regularly. A current driving licence is essential unless suitable alternative arrangements can be made.

To apply:         For further information visit For an informal chat with the HR team call Becky or Jo on 01905 730730 / 732818.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 18th October.    Interviews will be held on Friday 22nd October.

The Church of England is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our church community. In the Diocese of Worcester we follow and are committed to the Church of England's House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policies and the relevant statutory legislation and guidance "Working together" to ensure the welfare of children and young people is paramount. Recruitment for this role involving direct contact with children or vulnerable adults will be subject to the guidelines outlined in the Church of England’s Safer Recruitment & People Management practice guidance  including an Enhanced DBS check.

Our aim is to create a workforce as diverse as the diocese we serve. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and is not subject to discrimination.


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