Director of Catholic Education

Location : Trust Central Office, Liverpool
Start Date : January 2025 or earlier by agreement
Application Deadline : Monday, 9 September 2024 at midday
Contract : Permanent
Salary : L31-L40 (£98,616 - £122,912)

Director of Catholic Education

Salary L31-L40 (£98,616 – £122,912)
Start date January 2025 or earlier by agreement

The Board of Directors of St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is looking to appoint an outstanding Director of Catholic Education to be responsible for the strategic leadership of Catholic Life and Mission, Religious Education and Collective Worship. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Catholic Education will be part of the Trust’s Senior Executive Team and play a key role in the future development of the Trust.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment (this is a reserved post)
  • have an excellent track record as a Catholic leader, ideally with experience of leading more than one Catholic school
  • be a confident and visible leader with a clear vision for Catholic Education and ensure that the example and teachings of Jesus Christ are at the centre of all that we do
  • have a strong understanding of evidence-informed school improvement and a proven track record of successful Catholic leadership, ideally of more than one school, with the vision, drive and energy to initiate, lead and manage improvement strategies in line with the Trust’s improvement strategy
  • be willing to deputise for the CEO at key meetings and events.

In return we can offer you:

  • a highly supportive, effective and ambitious Board
  • excellent professional development opportunities
  • a team of highly committed headteachers
  • high quality support from the CMAT central team
  • Flexible working
  • Health and wellbeing programme including EAP

St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. In addition, as part of the shortlisting process, and in accordance with statutory guidance, we will carry out an online search (for publicly available material) to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened which we may want to explore with shortlisted applicants at interview.

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For an application pack, please contact Lisa Kelly

For an informal discussion with our CEO, please contact

Closing Date: Monday, 9 September 2024 at midday
Interview Date: Monday, 16 September 2024

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