Job Description

Leadership Spine 16-20

Full time – required September 2023

Due to the retirement of the current post holder, the Headteacher and Governors are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher with the relevant experience, proven track record, innovative and inspirational qualities to lead on culture, safeguarding and inclusion at Pendle Vale that meets the needs of all in the College.

We are an ambitious school and can offer:

  • Excellent resources
  • Excellent support and professional development opportunities
  • Friendly staff
  • Excellent IT facilities.

We are seeking:

  • A highly professional colleague aligned to our values of ambition, determination, and respect
  • A passionate, dedicated, outstanding school leader
  • Outstanding teaching skills and a highly professional approach
  • Expert knowledge and of leadership of culture, safeguarding and inclusion
  • High expectations of students and the determination to raise student achievement
  • Evidence of delivering outstanding results at KS3 and KS4
  • Somebody with the ability to lead the work of others.

The right candidate for this post will be an ambitious, hardworking, and dynamic leader to join a strong, driven and focussed Senior Leadership Team in a very supportive and collaborative environment. We are looking for a driven, committed, and outstanding leader with a proven record of success in raising standards. The successful candidate will be required to have the ability to think strategically and creatively with an excellent knowledge and understanding of current developments in education.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher, will prioritise the needs of students, and will do whatever it takes to ensure students get great outcomes and a great experience under their care.

Pendle Vale College has a good location, situated just five minutes from the M65. It is a quiet and efficient commute from the larger towns and cities of Manchester, Preston, Bradford, and Huddersfield, it is also in close proximity to the smaller rural communities for Pendle, Colne and Skipton. Nelson is under an hour away from the Lake District and North Yorkshire Moors.


Further information and a full application pack can be obtained from Hays Recruitment by emailing There will be an opportunity to visit the college on Tuesday 18th , Thursday 20th and Saturday 29th April. If you would like to visit the school, please book a slot with Hannah Connell at Hays.

Closing date for applications – 9am Tuesday 2 May

Interviews – Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May.

Click here to apply.