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Assistant Head Teacher - Head of Faculty for MFL

Birmingham City Council
Moseley School & Sixth Form, College Road, Springfield, Birmingham, B13 9UU
Leadership Group Pay Range L8 to 12
Closing date
13 Dec 2024

Job Details

Full time.

Moseley School and Sixth Form
College Road
B13 9UU

We are looking for a dynamic, passionate teacher to lead our Languages Faculty at Moseley School and Sixth Form. Our Languages Faculty consists of a team of six highly skilled and dedicated teachers who all share a passion for languages! This is a highly popular faculty with our GCSE and Sixth Form students and has excellent outcomes for those who choose to study Language subjects. If you are successful in securing this exciting opportunity, you will benefit from:

• a team of six highly skilled MFL specialists, who are dedicated teachers, and all share a passion for languages

• modern foreign languages are highly valued at the school. We teach French, Spanish and Urdu across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. On entry to the school in Year 7 our pupils choose their preferred language to study throughout Key Stage 3

• all three languages are optional subjects at Key Stage 4 and Moseley School also offers A-levels in French, Spanish and Urdu

• many of our young people have the ability to speak a home language and they are highly encouraged to take the GCSE in that language if it is available. In recent years we have entered students for GCSE and GCE A levels in German, Polish, Portuguese, Bengali, Greek, Gujarati, Panjabi, and our students of Arabic always perform amazingly well

• our MFL classrooms which are well-equipped, positive, and welcoming environments in which we enable students to get the most out of their learning

• a school ethos that places great value on cultural awareness and appreciation. This is reflected in our MFL lesson content, which promotes knowledge of customs, festivals and traditions in French, Spanish and Urdu speaking countries

• we are also pleased to be offer a range of trips and experiences that help bring our languages to life and a commitment to widen the offer further, with trips abroad

Contract Start Date: Easter 2024 or September 2024

Core Purpose: To ensure that students at Moseley make maximum academic progress and achieve their full potential, while developing a genuine interest in MFL and exploring other cultures. Professional leadership and management of Languages in order to secure high quality teaching and the effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all students. Ensure that students make positive progress against prior attainment, by ensuring that teaching is consistently of a high quality, progress is monitored, and appropriate measures are taken to address any areas of underachievement.

Reporting to: The post holder is accountable to the HoFs are accountable to SLT line manager and the Headteacher.

Supporting roles: The Head of Faculty will be supported by other members of the faculty, by fellow Heads of Faculty and by our team of highly skilled learning and intervention coaches.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.


Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.


Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.


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




Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU

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