School Effectiveness Advisor - Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education

Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education, 103 Newport, Lincoln, LN1 3EE

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55 000 (pro rata, if 4 days per week)
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Paul Thompson
Contact Phone Number
01522 504010
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 School Effectiveness Adviser

Full time and permanent (4 days per week may be available for the right candidate)

To start September 2021 (or earlier by negotiation)

The Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education (LDBE) is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to join our dedicated and talented team which inspires our family of church schools and academies across the Diocese of Lincoln. This is an exciting and challenging role, in the context of an organisation which places Christian vision and values at the centre of all that we do.

The Diocese of Lincoln supports 141 church schools across a wide geographical area (infant, junior, primary and secondary) in the three Local Authorities of Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

For our next exciting phase of development, we are looking to appoint an experienced and innovative individual to become our new School Effectiveness Adviser.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading school improvement and be committed to the development of outstanding church schools.   They will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to take initiatives and embrace new opportunities and have the ability to work strategically, building strong, effective partnerships with a variety of stakeholders in education. The role would suit someone with an enthusiasm for delivering, with schools, a creative and multi-faceted school improvement strategy which will enable the school communities to flourish through ‘excellence, exploration and encouragement within the love of God’ – our Vision for   Education.

The successful candidate will share our vision for our family of schools, working together for the good of all pupils underpinned by Christian values.

The ideal candidate will have:

  •   A proven track record of successful senior leadership in an educational setting
  •   Significant school improvement experience across a range of contexts
  •   The ability to inspire trust and   confidence
  •   Experience of HMI / Ofsted inspections
  •   The ability to work inclusively within a Christian organisation

We can offer you:

  •   A supportive and dynamic team working within a Christian context
  •   The chance to support transformation for pupils and families across greater Lincolnshire
  •   Opportunities for continuous professional development
  •   Experience of working collaboratively with a range of talented school leaders and education partners

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified candidate on a permanent, full time contract. Candidates wishing to work 4 days per week instead of full time should state this in their application for consideration.

If you are interested in this opportunity to contribute to the development of Church School education in a dynamic and forward thinking diocese, please download the application pack and application form from the Diocesan Board of Education website at -

Should you wish to discuss this post further you are more than welcome to contact, Paul Thompson, Diocesan Deputy Director of   Education, Tel 01522 504010 or email  

Salary £55,000 (pro-rata if 4 days)

Closing Date:  Monday 8th March 2021 (no later than 12 noon)
Shortlisting: Wednesday 10th March 2021

Interview Date: Monday 15th March 2021

The LDBE promotes diversity and wants a workforce which reflects Christian values. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age, or disability.

The LDBE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of   children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will require the successful applicant to undertake an Enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.





In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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