Vacancies

King Edward VI School is a popular 11-18 comprehensive school rated Good by OfSTED in 2022 with recognition of outstanding practice and a highly positive ethos. The school is well regarded within the community and has a reputation for high quality teaching.  Lichfield is a small, vibrant cathedral city that is easily accessible from the surrounding areas.

Links to an Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form & Guidance Notes are at the bottom of this page.

DEPUTY HEADTEACHER

Dates:                                     Apply by 9.00am Monday 29 April 2024

Interviews:                             Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May 2024

Salary:                                    L20 – L26 (£75,331 – £87,253)

Contract type:                        Full Time

Contract term:                        Permanent

Required by:                           September 2024

The governors of King Edward VI School Lichfield are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Deputy Headteacher, with excellent leadership and management skills to support the Headteacher in leading and developing our school.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with vision and outstanding leadership skills who is keen to work in a large, high-performing comprehensive school. The successful candidate will join an established  leadership team: as one of two Deputy Headteachers; one of the current Deputy Headteachers is taking up the role of Headteacher. .

The specific role of the successful applicant will be developed around their skills, experience and priorities for the school alongside the skills of the other members of the Senior Leadership Team.

Applicants should have successful, relevant experience at a senior level and have the drive to ensure that all our students and staff challenge themselves to reach their full potential. We value everyone in our school community and believe strongly in collaboration. As Deputy Headteacher, you have access to excellent personal professional development and the opportunity to develop your skills towards Headship in the future.

Letter to Applicants

Deputy Headteacher Candidate Pack


ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER 

Dates:                                     Apply by 9.00am Tuesday 7 May 2024

Interviews:                             Friday 17 and Monday 20 May 2024

Salary:                                    L13 – L17 (£63,430 – £69,970)

Contract type:                        Full Time

Contract term:                        Permanent

Required by:                           September 2024

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Assistant Headteacher. The successful candidate will have an excellent track record as a highly effective practitioner and leader, demonstrating the leadership and operational skills needed to support all staff in providing an exceptional education for all of our students.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with vision and ambition who is keen to work in a large, high-performing comprehensive school. The successful candidate will join a strong, stable leadership team.

The specific role of the successful applicant will be developed around their skills, experience and priorities for the school alongside the skills of the other members of the Senior Leadership Team.

The job description provides an indication of the breadth of the role over time at Assistant Headteacher level.

Applicants should have successful, relevant, recent experience of middle or senior leadership and be able to demonstrate the impact of their leadership. Applicants should have the drive to ensure that all our students and staff challenge themselves to reach their full potential.  We value everyone in our school community and believe strongly in collaboration. As Assistant Headteacher, you have access to excellent personal professional development and the opportunity to develop your skills towards Headship in the future.

Visits to the school before application are welcome by appointment. Please read the application pack for further details.

Letter to Applicants

Assistant Headteacher Candidate Pack


CARETAKER/SITE SUPERVISOR

Dates:                                     Apply by 9.00am Monday 13 May 2024

Interviews:                             Thursday 16 May 2024

Salary:                                    Local Authority Grade 5 £23,893 – £25,119 per annum (starting £12.38 per hour) Plus Pay Award Pending

Contract type:                        Full Time 37 hours per week – Whole Year – Annual leave entitlement and other benefits

Contract term:                        Permanent

Required by:                           As soon as possible

We are looking for a Site Supervisor to join our site team at King Edward VI School, Lichfield for students aged 11-18 years.  The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, be reliable, hardworking, flexible in attitude and able to cope with the varied nature of the role.   They will need to be able to use their initiative, be proactive to the needs of the school, have a good understanding of Health & Safety/COSSH Regulations and be able to take on small projects as required. The post holder will undertake general maintenance work around the site and carry out some grounds work. The physical aspect of the role also involves putting up and taking down exam desks and moving furniture.

The role involves occasional evening work to cover lettings and other events such as Open Evenings that occur during the school year.

The post is full time, permanent, 37 hours per week, whole year. The daily working hours are negotiable between 8:00am – 5:30pm. At times this will need to be adjusted to provide coverage until 6:30pm or evening events.

Letter to Applicants

Job Description


LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Dates:                                    This vacancy will be live until the post is filled (Applications will be considered on receipt)

Salary:                                    Grade 5 – £23,893 – £25,119 (per annum – pro rata)  Actual starting salary £16,823 per annum.

Contract type:                        Part Time – 30 hours per week – Term Time only + 6 additional days

Contract term:                        Permanent

Required by:                           ASAP

We are seeking a positive, proactive Learning Support Assistant to provide support for our students. This is a permanent, term-time only post (30 hours per week, Monday to Friday currently from 8.45am-3.30pm with 45 minutes for lunch) available immediately through the school’s highly successful Learning Support Department. The role will involve supporting students in classrooms and at times working with individuals or small groups in our Learning Support hub. Part-time applications from suitable candidates will be considered although a commitment to the full working school day is essential.

Letter to Applicants

Job description – Pupil Support Assistant


LUNCHTIME SUPERVISORS

Closing Date:             Ongoing

Required by:              Immediately        

Salary:                        Grade 2 – £22,737 per annum – pro rata.  Actual starting salary £11.79 per hour. Pay Award Pending

Contract type:            6.25 hours per week

Contract term:           Permanent/Part Time/Term Time Only

We are seeking to appoint reliable, flexible Lunchtime Supervisors to work within a friendly, supportive and well established team. Duties to include supervising students during lunchtimes in the dining areas and surrounding school grounds both inside and out. Applicants should be able to relate well to children, young adults and staff, act responsibly and be able to keep calm and respond quickly to situations.

Job Description – Lunchtime Supervisor


Further information

To make an application the documents that you will need are at the bottom of this page.  Please email completed applications to office@keslichfield.org.uk.

For further information on any of our vacancies please email office@keslichfield.org.uk or telephone 01543 255714.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

These positions are subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (Formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.

A copy of the school’s safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding policy 2022

A copy of the school’s Safer Recruitment Policy can be found here: Safer Recruitment Policy November 2021

A copy of the school’s privacy Notice for job applicants can be found here: Privacy notice for job applicants 2023