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Senior Deputy Head – St Joseph’s College

Reading, Bershire


St Joseph’s College, in Reading, Berkshire seeks to appoint an open-minded, strategic leader for this new and exciting role.

St Joseph’s is a vibrant Catholic independent day school for 570 boys and girls aged 3 to 18 years, which provides within its structure an experience of Christian community.

Founded 125 years ago by the Sisters of Marie Madeleine Postel, today the College is renowned for its strong identity as a kind, caring yet ambitious school where every child is known, supported and encouraged. The College prides itself in maintaining a ‘one school’ ethos, where the Prep and Senior Schools share the same desire to be a school which provides an all-round education: academic, pastoral, social and spiritual, and where pupils develop the attributes of commitment, collaboration, confidence and communication through the various aspects of College life.

The Senior Deputy Head will play a central and prominent role in the life of St Joseph’s, working closely with and supporting colleagues in a number of areas within the College. He/she will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, together with the Headmaster, Deputy Head (Academic), Deputy Head (Pastoral), Deputy Head (Prep) and the Bursar; and also a member of the wider College Leadership Team, comprising the Headmaster, Deputy Head (Academic), Deputy Head (Pastoral), Deputy Head (Prep), Bursar, Director of Studies, Estates Bursar, Finance Manager and Head of External Relations & Admissions.

The successful candidate will be an open-minded, strategic leader with the ability to help drive the College forward. It is an essential requirement that the Senior Deputy Head is a practising Catholic, someone who will act as a role model and be prepared to work in an ecumenical environment in order to maintain the Christian values which results in the very special atmosphere at St Joseph’s.

To register your interest or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact Camilla Oulton, Search Consultant, RSAcademics Ltd, on or +44 (0)7375 852560.

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, Mr Andrew Colpus.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to Julia Coffey, Project Coordinator at

St Joseph’s College employs personnel who are best qualified for the post without discrimination in respect of age, disability, race, gender or native origin. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 10 March 2020 noon
  • Long list interviews 17 March 2020
  • Final interviews 25 March 2020