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Director of Education

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Lime Trust Academy. New Road Chingford London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
02/03/2020 at 09:00 AM
Vacancy Description

Enthusiastic and Committed Director of Education Wanted!

Are you looking to work in a supportive and professional environment?

Do you want to belong to a professional learning community, with opportunities for growth, development and career progression? 

If so…. The Lime Trust is the place for you

The Lime Trust is recruiting a Director of Education to join its friendly and hardworking Executive Team.

Lime Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust of 4 primary and 3 special schools in the East of England and London. Together, we create ambitious and successful schools where every child thrives.

Lime is looking to appoint a Director of Education to join its ambitious and dynamic Executive Team. As a member of the Trust’s Executive Team, you will shape policy and practice, and influence strategic planning and future growth.

Working alongside the Trust schools’ leadership teams and Academy Councils (Local Governing Bodies), you will play a key role in raising standards.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a hardworking, forward thinking and proactive Leader to join us on a remarkable journey and contribute to achieving our vision to ensure that all children reach their full potential.

We can offer YOU:

  • Welcoming schools and a supportive team
  • Modern and attractive environments to work in
  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved pupils who are eager to learn
  • Hardworking, motivated, supportive colleagues and leadership teams
  • An unrivalled programme of professional development opportunities
  • A competitive salary

We are looking for A DirectoR of Education who:

  • Has recent experience as a successful headteacher in a good or outstanding school
  • Has leadership and communication skills of the highest order and the ability to work effectively as a team leader and member
  • Has the understanding, expertise and skills to secure rapid and sustainable school improvement in challenging contexts
  • Is able to blend support and challenge, holding others to account with empathy and integrity
  • Is able to communicate an understanding of, and commitment to, the Trust’s four key principles: Leadership, Innovation, Motivation and Excellence 


Salary:£90,000 to £95,000

Hours:Full time

Contract Type:Permanent

Location:Remote Worker

The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration, support and development, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. 

Further information and application form are included in the attached applicant pack. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are interested in the position, we are keen to meet you. Visits are warmly welcomed. Please contact us to make an appointment.

If you would like further information about the Trust, please email:

Completed applications should be return to Lisa Collison Head of HR at


Application Deadline 2 March 2020 – 9am

Shortlisting 2 March 2020

Interviews 12 and 13 March 2020

Start Date September 2020

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check). References will be taken up before appointment.



Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.