Diocesan Director of Education

Ely Diocesan Board of Education
Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
Salary (£): Competitive
Closing Date: CLOSED
Start Date: September 2024 or earlier

Role Managed by

Caroline Olsen
Head of Executive Search
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Thank you for your interest in the post of Diocesan Director of Education [DDE].

Our vision is that all Diocese of Ely church schools and academies consistently deliver high-quality provision of a distinctly Christian character for those of all faiths and none.

The principal task of the DDE is to support schools and trusts to fulfil this vision through a confidently expressed rationale which explicitly connects Christian belief to organisational ethos and decision-making at every level. The educational pursuit of “life in all its fullness” connects with our overarching Diocesan Strategy – “People fully alive” – and the DDE is a full member of the Bishop’s Senior Team, contributing to the whole life of Ely Diocese.

The DDE leads our small but very experienced and skilled education team as they work closely with our 84 schools and academies. The DDE is also involved in the governance of diocesan Multi-Academy Trusts, working with them to further develop the strategic vision for the diocese. They will also operate within the wider sector to maintain the church’s profile as a vital and collaborative partner in education.

Full details of the role can be found in the candidate pack.

Our strategy documents and the operational details can be found in our EDEC handbook. Available on request from colsen@academicis.co.uk.

The link to the education pages of the Ely Diocese website will also provide you with an insight to the training we do and the work we do in schools, https://www.elydiocese.org/schools/school-training-and-development/

Thank you for your interest in this post.

Further Information and How to Apply

  • We would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Caroline Olsen at Academicis on 01223 907979 or 07500889504 or via email at colsen@academicis.co.uk to have a confidential conversation and to find out more about this excellent opportunity.
  • Our strategy documents and the operational details can be found in our EDEC handbook. Available on request from colsen@academicis.co.uk
  • Closing date: Monday 11th March 2024
  • Shortlisting: Wednesday 13th March 2024
  • Interviews: Tuesday 19th March 2024