May 6, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
The Bridge is a brand new concept for the College due to open in 2023 and aims to become a centre of excellence for teaching, learning and research.
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
June 06, 2022


Director of The Bridge, Wellington College’s innovative new Centre for Professional Learning and Educational Research.

Are you an outstanding and experienced leader in education with an excellent track record in teaching and professional learning, a flair for planning and executing high profile change projects and a real desire to get in at the start of an exciting new initiative? Then join Wellington College as Director of The Bridge.

The Bridge is a brand new concept for the College due to open in 2023 and aims to become a centre of excellence for teaching, learning and research by connecting educational cultures and places across the Wellington family and well beyond.

The exciting ambition of The Bridge is defined by its purpose statement: “Pioneering to help teachers shape a better educational world”. To achieve this, The Bridge aims to become a nationally and internationally recognised centre for driving forward teaching and learning, blending a deep understanding of current valid research with innovation where appropriate, helping to lead the educational conversation and shape a brighter future for teachers, leaders and schools. The Bridge will be outward-facing, connecting people and institutions, and celebrating partnership at its heart.

At the core of its activities will be the provision of exceptional continued professional learning & development for teachers and school leaders alike. This will bridge the gap between research and practice, with insights synthesised from best evidence-based practice both locally and globally.

As leader of this exciting new initiative, you’ll be responsible for defining the Centre’s strategic direction, developing a delivery roadmap and establishing an appropriate development plan and budget. We will also rely on you to identify and recruit key skills into The Bridge team, to lead and manage the Centre’s activities with appropriate KPIs and to plan, monitor and deliver those. Along the way, you will get to work across many departments, with a variety of middle and senior leaders within the College and with schools, leaders and teachers externally, including our international schools.

This post is suitable for those currently working in education, whether as teacher, leader, researcher, or other. We will consider candidates wishing to blend the role with existing educational commitments, for example, in research. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

A strong leader of people, you will have proven experience of building, motivating and leading impactful teams. A passion for designing and delivering high-quality training in education is essential. You will have contributed at a high level to educational research over recent years and you will be comfortable presenting to, interacting with, and influencing a variety of stakeholders. The post holder will be expected to work outside of term times when state schools and international partners are still in session.

As well as an attractive salary and an excellent opportunity to further develop, you will benefit from a pension scheme, health scheme, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, a social club, free lunch and free parking. We have a strong commitment to professional development for our staff.

For further details and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 6 June 2022

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Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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