Closes: 03/04/2018
Posted: 20/03/2018
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Competitive salary and benefits
London, Lambeth North
Full-time, permanent
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark covers the geographical area of the whole of London south of the Thames, all of Kent and the eastern parts of Surrey. With currently 172 schools, 180 parishes, and 450 diocesan employees it is one of the largest dioceses in the UK.

The Director of Education’s role is to promote and manage the educational work of the Archdiocese by providing effective leadership and direction to the Education Commission in the development and implementation of a strategy and on-going management of the team, which delivers on the Archbishop’s core principles of Catholic education.

The key requirement for the role is experience of education resources and curriculum management within a comparable organisation, local authority, school or further education setting. It is also essential that the post-holder is able to bring a credible level of understanding of the beliefs and traditions that underpin the work of the Catholic church in the UK and that inform the development of Catholic education in schools.

It will also be important to be able to see the bigger picture and bring an understanding of the accountabilities and pastoral role of the Archdiocese in the lives of the people and communities it serves beyond its schools.

This is a senior role within the Archdiocese and as such is expected to work collaboratively with all other senior managers within the Archdiocese to meet the requirements of the Trustees.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (No. 1173050) and is run by a Board of Trustees, who are responsible for determining the strategic direction of the Archdiocese.

How to apply

Application is by way CV and a Supporting Statement. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Simon Lloyd, Director, on 07961 988 523 or email

Closing date: Tuesday 3rd April

Interview dates (TBC): Tuesday 10th April and Monday 23rd April
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