We are looking to appoint a new Geography Consultant to our central team of subject specialists. We want to hear from qualified and experienced Geography teachers who have built a highly successful track record in raising achievement in order to drive improvement across the Federation. The successful applicant will join an established team of consultants and will work closely with the wider team of Geography specialists to help further raise standards within our academies.
Our central team consultants are senior, highly visible within the Federation, and play a key role in working with Principals and Senior Leadership teams to support and help improve departments within academies. As a consultant, you will have an extremely varied and multi-faceted role involving coaching and mentoring, sharing of best practice, developing robust improvement strategies and helping to establish new departments or lead rapid recovery where required. The role of Geography Consultant is an exciting post providing enormous scope for a talented and creative practitioner to work alongside a team of highly experienced and friendly Geography practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
The Federation operates twin Teaching Schools as well as a number of highly successful CPD Networks, an Outstanding School Direct teacher training programme and a range of NPQ courses, all of which the successful applicant has the chance to be involved with. As a senior leader, you will have the opportunity to develop and advance your career within a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders. You will have unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQSL and NPQH programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.
Who we are looking for:
We are interested to hear from qualified Geography practitioners who are experienced middle leaders, passionate about Geography, have the ability to work collaboratively both within teams and a cluster of academies, and have the motivation to help drive improvements. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has gained several years management experience, or who is an aspiring senior leader. Our consultant roles are suitable for those with management experience (ideally but not necessarily at Head of Department level or alternatively as an aspirant Leading Practitioner). The successful applicant should poses leadership qualities, have experience in designing a highly engaging Geography curriculum, delivering fun and exciting lessons and exposure to working with industry contacts through networking, events and projects.
The post would suit an ambitious middle leader looking either to broaden their subject expertise and responsibilities, or who maybe considering a future leadership pathway to their first headship. Although based at the Harris Federation offices close to East Croydon Station (with fast access to central London and the M25), the role will mostly be located within the academies.
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful applicant will be resilient, creative and a dynamic practitioner, and must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant degree. You will be fully supported through a comprehensive Induction Programme both within and across the Harris Federation.
What you will need:
For a full job description and person specification, please download the job pack.
If you would like to arrange a call to discuss the role in confidence, please e-mail Laurence Johnson – .
Why work for Harris?
Our culture is grounded in finding ways to say ‘yes’ for what works best for you in your academy, department or classroom. In building a thriving hub of expert practitioners, school leaders and outstanding school networks, we recognise efforts and deliver highly impactful support and development directly back into our people and academies.
At Harris Federation, we are in this together. Our people are at the centre of cultivating a fairer, brighter future for all the young people we serve. Benefit from a vast network of practitioners, dedicated staff and aspirational peers to pool knowledge, collaborate and inspire with. Investing in our people is a dedicated practice here at Harris which is why we provide a diverse range of opportunities for any aspiring leader to train, develop and grow.
Our Central Team
Our central team comprises of a dedicated, driven group of departments working centrally to provide support across the Federation and all 48 of our academies. Across a multitude of key departments, we maintain an outstanding body of staff all integral to supporting central and academy finance, HR, Data, Estates management, Talent and many more. We look for dedicated experts in their fields to support the . If you are a committed leader in your role and would like to join the administration and operational development of a highly successful multi-academy trust, then this may be the opportunity for you.
Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Our Benefits Package
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.
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Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
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The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.
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