Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Thank you for showing an interest in working for DDAT.

Our Trust was established in 2014 for schools choosing to become an academy as well as for those who found themselves in need of a sponsor.

Governance

DDAT values local accountability through a Local Governing Body. In the circumstances where a school is less than Good, DDAT will take responsibility for governance and work to quickly rebuild the capacity of leaders at all levels so that the school regains earned autonomy.

Curriculum

All DDAT schools follow the National Curriculum and supplement it with a vast range of extra-curricular activities which bring learning to life for all pupils.

Terms and conditions

DDAT aims to ensure consistency of terms and conditions at the time of conversion and also for new staff joining after conversion. As such all staff should be treated no less favourably than they would within a LA school whilst working for DDAT.

External partners

DDAT works closely with external partners such as Local Authorities, Universities and Teaching Schools. DDAT brokers support across church and community schools and purchase services from a range of providers, including the LA, in the best interest of the school. DDAT encourages full involvement with other schools and regional initiatives.

Support

DDAT provides business, legal, finance, building, HR and governance support through a hub team. Our schools are only one call away from the help they need.

School improvement

All schools, including Good and Outstanding schools, receive a minimum of six visits per year from one of our own team of school improvement professionals. All of our own team undertaking these minimum visits have experience as Head Teacher, Local Authority Adviser/Partner and Inspector on behalf of Ofsted. Additional school-school and system-wide support is actively encouraged with other DDAT schools, the diocese, one of our many partners, or a proven partner identified by the school. Our diocesan team also includes people with considerable experience of Church school inspection.

Continuous professional development (CPD)

DDAT believe that all staff should continue to grow as professionals and as people. Our ethos of working to fulfil every individual’s potential applies to staff as well as to pupils.

DDAT staff are involved in a continuing process of improvement and we are committed to fostering a positive belief and practice in continuous learning. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important way of motivating and developing our staff and a carefully planned programme of DDAT CPD improves standards, raises morale and assists with recruitment, retention and succession planning.

All those involved in our school community will have an entitlement to equality of access to high-quality induction and continuing professional development. The focus of DDAT CPD is on improving standards and the quality of teaching and learning. DDAT will ensure that mechanisms are in place to disseminate good practice in CPD that supports and improves teaching and learning.

Current Job Vacancies

Become a governor

Make a difference in your community

Being an academy governor is a hugely rewarding form of voluntary work. Our governors make a real difference to our children and their local community, by actively contributing to the success of the academy.

All our governors are given access to ongoing training, resources and personal development. You will be able to gain expertise which is transferable to your own professional life, together with gaining a better understanding of the education system.

Joining a Local Governing Board

Each academy has a Local Governing Board whose governors’ oversee academy improvement, performance and identity. These boards work closely with their head teacher to monitor the day-to-day running of the academy, ensuring the improvement plan is carried out to the highest standards.

Governors form a crucial part of an academy’s success, offering peer support and challenge to leadership teams. All of our established boards are highly valued and encouraged to work closely with those that lead and manage them.

Your commitment

Governors offer their time voluntarily. Becoming a governor within an academy will mean a commitment for a period of four years. You will be expected to attend board meetings and possibly a committee. Additionally, governors may be asked to participate on various panels. All governors are linked to a faculty or specialism within the academy, often drawing on their own experience or knowledge.

Types of governors

Our Local Governing Boards consist of governors from all walks of life and usually fall into one of these categories:

  • parent governors (also open to grandparents and foster carers)
  • staff governors
  • trust governors PCC (nominated by the PCC in faith schools)
  • trust governors (appointed by DDAT board)
  • chapter governor (a category for the Cathedral School)

Eligibility

To be eligible as an academy governor you must be over 18 years of age and not have been declared bankrupt. There are no particular qualifications or requirements other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.

Any particular skills of experience our governors have will always be utilised wherever possible, to enable the academy, its students, staff and community to benefit from this knowledge.

To find out more about becoming a governor, please contact Jayne Hadfield, Head of Governance Services, at jayne.hadfield@derby.gov.uk

 

 

Job Title: Behaviour Support Officer – Isolation Room

Derby Cathedral School

Salary: Scale 5 Points 12-17 £22,183 to £24,491 FTE (will be reduced pro-rata for term-time only working)

Hours: 37 hours per week – Term-time only – 39 weeks per year

Contract type:  Permanent

Location: Derby City

Commencing: Autumn Term 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and experienced Behaviour Support Officer to join our newly developed current Pastoral Team and contribute to our behaviour support programme.

The post holder will assist the Heads of Year ensuring the team delivers an appropriate, bespoke programme of behaviour support which meets individual student’s learning needs. The main focus of the role will be supporting pupils with repeated or serious poor behaviour in the isolation room and will also involve being a member of the “On-Call” team.

You will work in a positive way with young people to make them feel valued and not excluded from the life of our school and ensure they get the most out of the educational opportunities available.

If you feel you have the presence, passion and personality to make this key role a success, then we want to hear from you.

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 31st October 2021 at 4pm.

Interviews: week commencing 8th November 2021

Start date: Autumn Term 2021

The successful candidate will have:

  • Outstanding organisation and communication skills, including ICT skills
  • A positive, enthusiastic and solution focused attitude with a forward-thinking flexible approach
  • A minimum of two years recent experience working with children in an educational setting
  • The ability to operate successfully within a pastoral team and positively manage poor student behaviour.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:

  • A positive and innovative working environment in a brand new, state of the art school building
  • High quality, personalised professional development
  • Vibrant and exciting opportunities to be part of a growing school
  • Valuable support from a strong network of Trust schools

If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role, please download an application pack. Interviews will be carried out virtually, via the Zoom platform. Please email your completed application form to the School Business Manager j.foulkes@derbycathedralschool.org.uk by the closing date of Sunday 31st October 2021

We will only accept applications made on our own application documents which are not available from Derby City Council.

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment and DBS checks. DDAT actively encourages a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

Any application forms received after the closing date / time will not be accepted.

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

References & Monitoring Form

 

 

Job Title: Alternative Provision Manager

Location: Derby Cathedral School

FTE Salary: NJC Scale SO1 Point 23 FTE £26,999 pro rata (Actual salary for term-time only £22731.68)

Hours: 37 hours per week – Term-time only

Contract type:  Permanent

Commencing: Autumn Term 2021 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and experienced person to co-ordinate the development of our alternative education provision and oversee our behaviour support unit.

The post holder will lead the alternative provision unit ensuring the team deliver an appropriate, bespoke programme of alternative curriculum which meets individual student’s learning needs. They will also oversee the staff within the alternative provision team to offer and develop expertise in supporting pupils with repeated or serious poor behaviour.

The successful candidate will work in a positive way with young people to make them feel valued and not excluded from the life of our school and ensure they get the most out of the educational opportunities available.

If you feel you have the presence, passion and personality to make this key role a success, then we want to hear from you.

Closing Date for Applications: 31st October 2021 at 4pm.

Interviews: week commencing 8th November 2021

Start date: Autumn Term 2021

The successful candidate will have:

  • Outstanding organisation and communication skills, including ICT skills
  • Experience of managing or working within a base designed to provide an alternative curriculum
  • A positive, enthusiastic and solution focused attitude with a forward-thinking flexible approach
  • A minimum of two years recent experience working with children in an educational setting
  • The ability to organise and supervise an Alternative Provision Unit

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:

  • A positive and innovative working environment
  • High quality, personalised professional development
  • Vibrant and exciting opportunities to be part of a growing school
  • Valuable support from a strong network of Trust schools

If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role, please download the application pack from either the Derby City Council website or Derby Cathedral School / DDAT websites and email your completed application to the School Business Manager at j.foulkes@derbycathedralschool.org.uk

We will only accept applications made on our own application documents.

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment and DBS checks. DDAT actively encourages a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2021 at 4pm.  Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

References & Monitoring Form

 

 

DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment and Disclosure Barring Service checks.The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.