Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Closing Date
Contract type
Full Time, Permanant
Start date
September 2019

Job start: September 2019

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Permanent

As a result of the existing postholder moving to headship, we are looking to appoint a Deputy Head (Pastoral) to join our Senior Leadership Team in September 2019.

The role has a wide-reaching impact: working with the other members of the senior leadership team to effectively lead, motivate and develop staff to deliver the School’s objectives; ensuring the delivery of a first class modern, flexible and cost effective boarding, pastoral care and co-curricular offer; and performing the duties of the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

In addition to the afore-mentioned senior leadership role, the Deputy Head (Pastoral) will be expected to teach up to 25% of a full timetable. Any teaching subject will be acceptable.

This is an opportunity for an individual evidently in tune with the School’s vision, purpose and values. Candidates must be confident leaders with the ability to influence and inspire stakeholders to ensure the School’s long-term future.

Hours: As required, including evenings and weekends, while adhering to the working time regulations

Holidays: Minimum of ten weeks per annum during non-term time, plus any additional holiday which may be allowed by the Headmaster during school holidays. Any additional holidays are non-contractual.

Salary: The post is offered at a salary on the Sidcot Senior Leadership scale and is commensurate with experience.

Accommodation: The postholder will be required to live on the School’s campus in family sized accommodation. This will be subject to an occupancy licence agreement.


Summary Guidance Notes

Candidate Information Pack – Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Job description and Person Specification – Teacher

Please complete an online application and include a supporting letter addressed to the Headmaster, Iain Kilpatrick. The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 February 2019. First interviews will take place during the week commencing 4 March 2019. Second interviews will take place during the week commencing 11 March 2019.

Sidcot School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please email if you have any questions regarding the application process.

Applications have now closed.