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Current Vacancies

Director of Specialism x 2 posts, from January 2022 or earlier 

Director of Mathematics

Director of MFL

Director of Science


Salary: £56k - £62k pa + up to £8k relocation 

Closing Date: Midday Tuesday 28th September 2021  

Interviews will take place w/c Monday 4th and or week commencing Monday 11th October 2021


New College Durham Academies Trust (NCDAT) is in a period of transformational change and is committed to school improvement.   Having recently appointed its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, we now need to drive rapid and sustained improvement in our Academies.  


Currently, the Trust comprises of two large, state of the art, multi-million-pound secondary schools in North West Durham.  Consett Academy, is a popular (NOR 1580) oversubscribed school.  North Durham Academy, located in Stanley (NOR 1020) is steadily increasing its student numbers.  Both Academies currently sit as ‘Requiring Improvement’ and to change that, we need outstanding leading practitioners, who are experts in their subject field.  

Reporting to the CEO, these newly established Director of Specialism roles, will form an integral part of the Trust’s initial School Improvement Team.  Your primary focus will be to work with Curriculum Leaders and teachers throughout the Trust and assist in accelerating the pace of improvement.  To do this, we need to increase the capacity for outstanding practitioners and this role is critical in helping us do just that.  By improving the Quality of Education, we can realise the potential of all our students, irrespective of their ability or starting point.    


The successful candidate will: 

  • be a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) or an outstanding practitioner with at least two years middle or senior leadership experience;

  • be able to demonstrate successful leadership with significant curriculum experience in your respective specialist area:

  • have a proven track record of examination success and be able to evidence that you model the qualities required for this key leadership role.​​

Your track record will be such that it gains the immediate respect of staff and leaders, who will then see you as an ‘expert’ in leading your subject area across the Trust and with that, a driving force for innovation.


This is a rare leadership opportunity for someone to make their mark and contribute to securing NCDAT as an educational influencer.  We want to be an Employer of Choice in the region with a reputation of recruiting and retaining the best staff – our students and communities deserve it. 


Prospective candidates who would like to arrange a visit or have a preliminary discussion with Mrs Rodham (CEO) can email our HR Team at hr@ncdat.org.uk whereupon a mutually convenient date and time will be arranged. Interested? 


To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit https://www.ncdat.org.uk  Completed applications should be submitted to Human Resources via email to hr@ncdat.org.uk   CVs will not be accepted..

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