February 9, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
Leigh Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as Deputy Principal at Snowfields Academy
£90k, plus performance bonus and private health care
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
March 06, 2024


As of September 2024, we have a rare leadership opportunity within a very successful, local multi-academy trust. Leigh Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as Deputy Principal at Snowfields Academy; the successful candidate will play a huge part in accelerating the development of the school to continue its outstanding educational provision.

Our successful candidate will be a talented, inspiring and highly motivated leader. Personal qualities such as passion, commitment and a can-do attitude is incumbent to the role. Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders is essential.  You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate Senior Leadership Team who are dedicated to deliver our core purpose ‘Education for a better world’. We are looking for an experienced professional who can demonstrate impact of strategic leadership, excellent management and a proven track record of success in raising standards.

This is an exciting time to join our leadership team as the sole deputy Principal. From opening with 41 students in September 2020, we have grown rapidly, expanding to meet the needs of 236 students over two colleges. In September 2024 we will open our 6th form provision at Cranbrook, in exceptional, dedicated facilities, and have our first Year 11 students at Cranbrook.

This post provides an outstanding career opportunity to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development.

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Snowfields Academy and the wider Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one.  Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

Click here to view the Senior Leadership Team structure.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to making a difference to the lives of our community and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a successful track record at secondary SEN level;
  • a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
  • able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
  • able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders;
  • looking to gain the skills and experience to prepare for a role as Principal.

Click here for the full Recruitment Pack.

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Amanda Gobell (Office Manager and PA) via Visits will be offered and hosted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please ensure you offer Amanda a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Amanda (as above) in the first instance.

Application closing date               Wednesday 6th March 2024
Shortlisting date                            Thursday 7th March 2024
Interview date                                Thursday 14th March 2024

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Elene Redelinghuys (Recruitment Advisor) on

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.
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