March 17, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
If you are an exceptional senior leader with demonstrable success looking to broaden your experience as part of your development towards becoming a Principal.
Leadership Range: £55,197 - £60,758 (L9-L13)
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
April 16, 2023


Do you have the drive, passion, and ambition to be our new Vice Principal?

Would you also like the opportunity to contribute towards school improvement across our ambitious and well-regarded Trust?

If you are an exceptional senior leader with demonstrable success and are looking to broaden your experience as part of your development towards becoming a Principal, or seeking promotion and continued professional development, then this may be the ideal role for you.

You will be joining a highly motivated and dedicated team who strive to ensure all our children reach their full potential with our broad, balanced, creative and engaging curriculum and excellent pastoral support.

As well as leading and /or contributing to the implementation of the vision and strategic plan to ensure continuous improvement across academies, you will also have the opportunity to work with the School Improvement Team to support aspects of the Trust-wide strategic plan.

Desmond Anderson Primary Academy

At Desmond Anderson Primary Academy, we believe that every child deserves the best possible education. After all, an outstanding education leads to a lifetime of opportunity.

The academy is a dynamic, happy academy where our children ‘bubble with enthusiasm’ to learn. We cater for Reception to Year 6 children. It is an expanding school, which now has a published admissions number of 60 and will have a total capacity of 420 pupils. The academy also has a special facility for up to 20 pupils with autism and a nursery for children aged from 2 years.

We truly value the experience, dedication, and commitment of all our employees and believe in the power of motivated and happy staff. This is why we seek to enrich and reward our employees wherever we can, by offering a wide range of exciting and useful employee benefits.

These include:

  • Automatic annual pay increments.
  • High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression.
  • A strong commitment to your health & wellbeing including; onsite Wellbeing Champions, designated Mental Health Ambassadors, flexible working opportunities from Day one, and Employee Assistance programme.
  • Generous public sector pension scheme.
  • Discounts on retail & travel.
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme.
  • Charity giving.
  • Our salaries are aligned to the Real Living Wage, ensuring all our support staff are paid a minimum of £10.90 per hour.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​We are proud to be part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust; a family of infant, primary and secondary schools based in Sussex.

Working Together, Delivering Excellence, Achieving Ambitions, and Nurturing Potential are the values that guide us. Our mission is to ‘inspire our children and staff to flourish and achieve their best’ so we positively impact our communities we serve. We aim to create a vibrant, inclusive community, transforming lives and broadening horizons through excellent teaching and learning.  

​​​​The University of Brighton is the sponsor of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. Close connection with the university allows us to draw on the expertise of its education experts and external contacts – something that greatly benefits our academies and our pupils.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact the Academy Business manager, Elaine Lovegrove by email to

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Closing date: 16 April 2023.

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. 

The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

Only registered members can apply for jobs.