School Link Adviser


School Link Adviser (Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes)

required for January 2019

The Diocese of Oxford is seeking a School Link Adviser, to support the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) and its family of schools.  This role covers Buckinghamshire/Milton Keynes. This is a full-time role but also may be open to candidates who are seeking a part-time or secondment opportunity.

We are looking for an individual who has a proven track record as a head teacher or senior leader in a primary school or in recent advisory/consultancy work and can demonstrate school improvement experience and an ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

Working closely as part of a team, the successful candidate will….

  • support the development of Diocesan schools as providers of high quality educational and spiritual experience;
  • play a leading role in the effectiveness of ODBE services and operations;
  • support projects in schools in Multi-Academy Trusts;
  • participate in the formulation of local level education policy;
  • take responsibility for supporting schools principally in the north of the diocese; and
  • work with leaders to promote and enhance the Christian distinctiveness of schools.

For an initial informal discussion, please contact Helen Mitchell on 01865 208217 who will arrange for you to speak with a Principal Adviser.

Salary commencing at £52,979 (FTE). An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required for this position.

FTE 37 hours, Monday–Friday.  It is recognised that this role requires the need to work flexibly, and with that some evening and weekend work will be required.

Closing date for applications:  9.00 am on Monday 10 September 2018.

Interviews:   20/21 September 2018.

Further information available below:
Letter from Director of Education
Job description
Background information
Application form
Confidential declaration form
Recruitment monitoring form

The Oxford Diocesan Board of Education has 283 schools, of which all but 12 cover the primary phase.  ODBE adopts an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to the constant changes within education and has a skilled and professional staff team, which provide additional support and high-quality services to its schools and play an active role in national bodies concerned with Church of England education.