Thank you for your interest in The Hollies Pupil Referral Unit. Please find the information on our current vacancies below.

Deputy Head - Full-time Permanent

L7 to L11 (Subject to Teachers Pay and Conditions)

Required September 2019

Leadership is not always easy but it is tremendously rewarding. Are you passionate about teaching but think that you could do more? Are you ambitious and looking for a new challenge? Have you got what it takes to make a difference in the young people’s lives at the Hollies?

Our leadership team is expanding due to changing needs within the school. We are looking for an exceptional teacher with a flair for leadership to join our strong and supportive team at the Hollies PRU. The successful candidate will have responsibility for a number of key strategic areas as well as be required to effectively carry out the full range of day-to-day operational duties. You will be expected to readily build excellent relationships with our pupils and staff, as well as to enjoy working alongside them and our parents in order to ensure that the pupils thrive and achieve.

You should genuinely revel in working with young people. Outstanding learning and teaching lies at the heart of every successful school. You will be required to teach as part of your role.

You will have a wealth of opportunities to develop as a leader with the Hollies. We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in and helping create exceptional places of learning. In choosing a Deputy Head, we will be looking for someone who:

  • Holds QTS (or equivalent) and an undergraduate degree;
  • Is an excellent practitioner;
  • Is able to model and disseminate high quality teaching and learning;
  • Has high expectations of staff and pupils as well as themselves;
  • Is committed to achieving the best outcomes for all pupils;
  • Is innovative, highly motivated and eager to take a lead;
  • Is committed to on-going professional development;
  • Is willing to contribute to the wider life of our school;
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and is able to work well as part of our Leadership team.
  • Has the vision, imagination and commitment to be part of a cohesive team that takes the school to ‘outstanding’.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

We will only appoint the right candidate to join the Senior Leadership Team here at the Hollies.

To apply, please complete and submit an application form with a supporting statement on no more than 2 pages of A4 (with a font size of no less than 10). You will need to state clearly how you meet the requirements described in the Job Description. Please include your educational philosophy and demonstrate how this has informed your work to date.


Closing date: Friday 29th March 2019

Shortlisting date: Monday 1st April 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 9th April 2019

School Visits can be arranged by contacting the office manager 01785 241784 : Monday 18th March 2pm-5pm/Thursday 21st March 8.00am-9.30am or 3pm-5pm

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment .

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form. Any offers will also be subject to gaining two appropriate references.

Original evidence of right to work within the United Kingdom will be required prior to commencement of employment i.e. National Insurance Number, Work Permits or Indefinite Leave to Remain. If the applicant has lived/worked overseas for 12 months or more since the age of 18, they will also be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the country(ies) they lived/worked in at their own expense and provide these for our records.

Job Description

DEPUTY HEAD Application Pack Spring 2019.docx