SHORTLISTING: Headteacher - Bellerive FCJ Catholic College
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SHORTLISTING: Headteacher - Bellerive FCJ Catholic College - Merseyside

Highly Competitive for the right candidate + Relocation support - Catholic - Head/Principal
Ref: 139 Date Posted: Thursday 02 May 2024

Headteacher - Bellerive FCJ Catholic College, Liverpool

Location: Sefton Park, Liverpool
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: September 2024 or later by negotiation

Gentleness, hope, dignity, justice, companionship and excellence

Bellerive FCJ is a highly successful all-girls academy with a sixth form, built on strong foundations and commitment to mission. Situated in Liverpool adjacent to the beautiful Sefton Park, it serves students from across the city and beyond which adds to the richness of the school community.

Governors are seeking to appoint a headteacher who can continue to build on the many successes of Bellerive FCJ Catholic College, grow student numbers in the sixth form and ensure that we deliver the best educational opportunities for each student from Year 7-13.

We are therefore seeking to appoint a practising Catholic leader who is highly ambitious for students, a strategic thinker with proven senior leadership credentials. Indeed, we seek a leader with the energy, passion and resilience to transform student’s lives through education.

This post is an opportunity for a collaborative leader looking to extend their experience of Headship or start their first ‘headship’ in a highly serving Christian environment, where students and teachers matter.

In shaping the future of the school, you will be supported by a very forward-thinking governing body and imaginative and creative staff. Bellerive is a community strong in companionship where the unique gifts of every person are recognised, nourished, and celebrated.

Closing date: Tuesday 7 May at 11am

Shortlisting: Wednesday 8 May

Interviews: Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 May

If you would like to have an informal and exploratory discussion about the role, in complete confidence, please contact Sarah Barreto, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment on 07525 157599 or email sbarreto@emmausleadership.me for a candidate pack and application form. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

If you would like to arrange a visit, we very much look forward to welcoming you.

Our academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. The successful candidate will be required to sign a Catholic Education Service contract.

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