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Vice Principal – Quality of Education

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Waverley Studio College 470 Belchers Lane Bordesley Green Birmingham B9 5SX
Salary
L13 to L17
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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Job Details

Start date: 8 April 2024

Hours per week: 32.5

Waverley Studio College
470 Belchers Lane
Bordesley Green
Birmingham
B9 5SX
Telephone number: 01215666607

Waverley Education Foundation (WEF) is a Multi Academy Trust, which operates both Waverley School and Waverley Studio College. WEF has over 1900 pupils on roll across the trust. It develops, brokers and delivers a range of services which support learning and leadership & management and improve outcomes for children and young people.

Waverley Studio College opened in September 2013 and caters for students at key stages 4 and 5. With up to 75 students in each cohort the college has provision for up to 300 students. In the GCSE and Post 16 outcomes in 2022, the Studio College achieved the best results since it opened in 2013.  Such has been the success of the college, it is currently full to capacity in Years 10 and 11.

Waverley Studio College specialises in Health, Creative Technology and Enterprise. We pride ourselves on our students who behave well and are committed to their learning. Our sixth form students do work experience placements every week in the local community. Our curriculum includes an enrichment programme to develop their character and skills. We have a strong staff team that are dedicated to the learning and development of all our students.

Our core values of Humanity, Equality, Aspiration and Respect support our vision to create a learning community where we work together to achieve excellence in everything we do.

In our recent September 2022 Ofsted inspection the college retained its ‘Good’ grading. Inspectors stated that ‘Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. They get on well together.’

The Board of Trustees are seeking to appoint a talented and inspirational leader who has experience of Senior Leadership to be a Vice Principal at Waverley Studio College.

The successful candidate will lead on the Quality of Education and contribute towards the school improvement process.

It is a very exciting time to join Waverley Studio College and applications are invited from those who are excited by and supportive of Studio Schools and are passionate to want the best for the students in their care.

We are looking for someone who will:

  • provide strong, focused and professional leadership
  • is a strategic thinker and able to lead on key areas of school improvement
  • foster positive relationships with students, staff, parents and the local community
  • promote and deliver excellent standards of teaching and positive attitudes to learning
  • ensure a continued rise in academic achievement
  • prioritise the wellbeing of students and staff
  • uphold the inclusive principles that are integral to our ethos and that of Studio Colleges

The successful candidate will need to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the school application form will be accepted.

Waverley Education Foundation is committed to the protection and safety of its students.

We welcome informal visits to the school where tours will be undertaken by a senior member of staff.

For further details or to arrange an informal visit to see the school please call our HR team on 0121 566 6607. 
 

 

For an application pack please visit our website.

Completed applications should be sent to Applications@waverley.bham.sch.uk Applications received after this date and time will not be considered. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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.
 

Company

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 bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk 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.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.

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Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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