Curriculum Advisor (Visual Arts)
Leigh Academies Trust

Job reference: 004394

Location: Leigh Academies Trust

Closing date: 11/03/2022

Salary: £55k - £60k (more for an exceptional candidate), plus performance bonus

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Directors of Improvement

Hours per week: Full time

Start Date: September 2022

We are now recruiting for a new post of Curriculum Advisor (Visual Arts). The successful candidate will be the lead professional in this curriculum area across the whole Trust, providing strategic support to subject and senior leaders. The role will focus on curriculum development and innovation in line with the best evidence-based research, our commitment to IB programmes and the Ofsted Framework. You will report directly to a member of the Trust Executive and will be part of a team of twelve Curriculum Advisors, each leading on a different curriculum area. You will be based at our Strood Head Office, but will inevitably want to spend a good deal of your time visiting our academies to provide the strategic support necessary to raise standards.

We are looking for a curriculum expert in the full range of visual arts disciplines with superb subject and curriculum knowledge. You will be involved in supporting teachers and leaders to develop the quality of their curriculum across the full age range: primary and secondary. You will currently be an outstanding Head of Visual Arts or senior leader, such as Assistant Principal, with an excellent academic/professional background in these areas. The majority of your focus will be across our secondary academies, but you will be expected to spend a significant proportion of your time supporting our primary curriculum development in the designated subject area. You will be a high-performing professional with a strong commitment to raising standards across the board for young people.

This is a unique opportunity and one of the most exciting roles for career progression and satisfaction in our Trust today. We look forward to appointing a dynamic individual with ideas, skills and dedication to make our visual arts curriculum even stronger. The role itself offers superb career development and training opportunities for the successful candidate. Having proven yourself already as an excellent teacher and subject leader, you will be joining one of the UK’s largest and best-established multi-academy trusts with a subject brief across the whole organisation. Others will look to you for advice and expertise; the impact you can have in this post will be highly significant. Key responsibilities will focus on curriculum design, improving the quality of teaching and securing the best outcomes for pupils. We anticipate that most candidates will have aspirations for further career progression beyond the Curriculum Advisor position into senior leadership positions in one of our academies. We are extremely well-placed to assist you in achieving your ambitions based on excellent performance.

What we can offer you:

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Arranging a call/video call with the Academies Director: ​​​​​​​On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to discuss the post prior to application, you can arrange a call by contacting Jo Johnson (PA to CFO and Academies Director) -​​​​​​​. Please ensure you offer Jo a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate for both you and the Academies Director.

Application and Selection Process: Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this. Suitable and interested candidates are invited to complete an online application detailing why they are suitable for the role.

Application Form: If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Elene Redelinghuys (LAT Talent Team) on​​​​​​​

Closing date for applications       11th March 2022 (noon)
Shortlisting date                            14th March 2022 (candidates will be informed if they have been successful on this day)
Interviews dates                             21st March 2022 (full day)


The closing date for this job has now passed.