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Deputy Head Co-curriculum – Clifton College (Upper School)

Bristol

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

The Deputy Head Co-curriculum will be an ambitious, enthusiastic and appropriately qualified individual who will be able to demonstrate a track record of making a difference through driving and managing change successfully.

For September 2021

With one Deputy Head retiring and one returning to Australia, Clifton College has taken the opportunity to review its Senior Leadership Team. The team is being expanded and restructured and the College is now looking to appoint three Deputy Heads for September 2021: Academic, Pastoral and Co-curriculum. This is an unusual and very attractive opportunity for three outstanding individuals to become members of a dynamic new Senior Leadership Team. As part of that team, the successful applicants will work together to realise the College’s exciting and ambitious development plans and to shape the future strategic direction of the school.

Founded in 1862, Clifton College is one of the foremost independent boarding and day schools in the UK. The Upper School provides an exceptional all-round education for 724 girls and boys aged 13-18. 300 of these are boarders and 303 are in the Sixth Form. The Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory School cater for a further 525 pupils aged 2-13. Clifton’s aim is to provide an education of the highest quality for all its pupils that will prepare them effectively for life beyond school.

The Deputy Head Co-curriculum will be an ambitious, enthusiastic and appropriately qualified individual who will be able to demonstrate a track record of making a difference through driving and managing change successfully. The pursuit of academic excellence at Clifton is complemented by a broad co-curricular provision. Through an outstanding programme of sport, art, music, drama, outdoor activities, CCF, societies, educational trips and work in the community, pupils develop confidence, leadership, independence, resilience, teamwork, resourcefulness and the importance of service to others along with generosity of spirit.

The successful candidate will further strengthen and develop this programme and he or she will be a passionate champion for the value of a rich, vibrant and varied co-curriculum as an essential pillar of a relevant and genuinely holistic education.

The life of the College is a full one, extending over weekends as well as weekdays. Each member of staff is required to play an active part in the co-curricular life of the College, and to serve as a tutor in a boarding or day House.

The successful candidate will be appointed by, and report directly to, the Head of College, be a member of the Upper School Senior Leadership Team and play a key role in the strategic and operational management of the College as a whole.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and forward-thinking individual to develop their career within one of the UK’s leading boarding and day schools.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics by email or telephone, for an initial, informal discussion about the post:

Miranda Landale, Search Consultant: mirandalandale@rsacademics.com / +44 (0)7786 175436

Michael Spens, Senior Advisor: michaelspens@rsacademics.com / +44 (0)7740 783564

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th February 2021 at 10.00am

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter addressed to Dr Tim Greene, Head of College, which explains their reasons for applying. There is no need to submit a CV.

The completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files, please) should be emailed to Jonathan Barnes, Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments) at: Applications@RSAcademics.com

Clifton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 17 February 2021 10.00am
  • First round interviews via video conferencing with RSAcademics 24 February 2021 -25 February 2021
  • Short listed candidates will be invited to visit the school during the week commencing Monday 1st March 2021
  • Shortlist interviews with members of the panel will take place at the school during the week commencing Monday 8th March 2021