Day/Night/Bank Residential Workers required.

Closing Date
21st November 2022

Principal [England]

Shifts: 40 hours per week

Locations: Hartlepool Free School, Stockton-on-Tees (TS20)

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary Scale Competitive Range L17-L21

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a caring, driven, experienced and highly motivated leader to work with the Executive Principal and Spark of Genius Trust board, supported by expert stakeholders, to bring to fruition a new, special school for young people aged 6-19 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health challenges.

With Hartlepool Free School as a beacon for provision for pupils with SEMH we need a leader who will deliver our first step on the journey of raising the profile of Hartlepool and the Tees Valley as a centre of excellence for SEMH Special School provision. 

The successful Principal will live and drive forward the core values of the Trust, namely;

  • Kindness
  • A Growth Mindset
  • Resilience 
  • Personal Responsibility

We wish to appoint a leader with the confidence and experience to successfully establish and grow an inspirational team in order to build capacity to support a growing and ambitious Trust. You will have a significant impact on the lives of the children and families served by Hartlepool Free School and the opportunity for career progression and development as our Trust expands. You will be a skilled negotiator, able to advocate for students and families, a caring but effective line manager with a proven track record in project and resource management.

If you recognise these qualities in yourself and understand the means and approaches required to provide inspirational education to students with significant and complex challenges ranging from trauma through to autism spectrum conditions and/or moderate learning difficulties, we would be delighted to hear from you.

You are encouraged to contact the Executive Principal for a discussion before requesting an application pack. Please contact and request a telephone, in person or teams appointment in the first instance.