SIAMS Adviser

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SIAMS Adviser (0.6 fte)

The Diocese of Oxford is seeking a part-time SIAMS Adviser, to support the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) and its family of schools across the three counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

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 experience of SIAMS 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 by managing an effective SIAMS inspection process including:
    • critical reading of inspection report
    • conducting SIAMS inspections
    • liaising with other diocesan SIAMS Managers
  • assist church schools and the other members of the advisory team, providing training and materials on the SIAMS process
  • participate in the formulation of diocesan education policy

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 (pro rata for 22.2 hours per week). An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required for this position. 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.