Head of Drama

  • Permanent - January 2019 start
  • Salary range - Salary range - MPS/UPS
  • Location - Co-op Academy Manchester
  • Closing date - October 10, 2018
Job description

Co-op Academy Manchester are seeking to appoint a committed and dynamic Head of Drama to join the Expressive Arts team from January 2019.

Co-op Academy Manchester opened in September 2010 in a new build and is sponsored by the Co-op, which is one of Manchester’s largest businesses.  The culture of the academy has a strong ethical stance, using the co-operative values and principles to inspire individuals in the academy to develop as global citizens.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the academy as September 2018 saw the opening of our new state of the art 300-seater theatre and purpose built Drama Studios.  Music and Art have also moved into brand new purpose-built accommodation, and the whole learning zone is ideally located to really forge strong collaborative working practices.  There is already a healthy culture of exciting extra-curricular activities across Drama and the arts subjects, and the new facilities will only strengthen this further, unlocking new possibilities for our students and our community.

In 2014, the academy outperformed other sponsored academies nationally and was judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features.  We are delighted that at our recent re-inspection in February 2018, the academy was again judged to be “Good” with many outstanding features and further improvements since its previous inspection.

A competitive salary will be offered if the successful applicant can show:

  • A commitment to the values and beliefs of fairness, ambition and respect
  • He/she is a good classroom practitioner and able to motivate, engage and inspire students.
  • A strong commitment to the students and raising standards
  • An interest in professional development and progression
  • A compelling vision for leadership of drama across the academy

You will be joining the academy at a very exciting time and working alongside a talented and hardworking staff who are committed to providing outstanding opportunities for our students.

Please take time to review the Co-op Academies Trust brochure which outlines “Why work for CAT”.  In addition, Trust employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including discount gym memberships & leisure offers, childcare vouchers, cycle to work, Co-op Credit Union, season ticket & rental deposit loans, cash-back healthcare scheme and co-operative discount offers.

“Co-op Academies Trust, as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf”.

If you are interested in applying for this post, please visit https://manchester.coopacademies.co.uk/vacancies/head-of-drama/.

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 10th October 2018. 

Interviews: Tuesday 16thOctober 2018.