Jobs / Vacancies

  • Teachers, Manchester Hospital School


    Main to Upper Pay Scales with SEN1 point

    Manchester Hospital School works to ensure that any child who is unable to attend their own school due to ill health can continue to make progress in their education and to experience success.

    We work with children of all ages and abilities and operate across a number of sites including Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), University Hospital of South Manchester, Leo Kelly School and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. We also offer home tuition to children who cannot attend either their own school or any of our locations.

    We are a school like no other: a place where you can make a real difference to the lives of children and families during a period where they need it the most. It is incredibly rewarding work.

    We’re growing our teaching team and recruiting to a number of roles.

    Because of the unique nature of our school we encourage applications from teachers working in a Primary, Secondary or Special School setting: any of these would be a relevant professional background. However, staff need to be able to plan for SEND learners and plan bespoke timetables for individual pupils across all sites. This is why we offer SEND 1 point as part of the remuneration package.

    Wherever you are currently, it’s your commitment to delivering high quality and personalised teaching that will identify you as a strong candidate to join our team.

    It’s important that you bring a flexible and practically-minded approach to your work. It’s likely that you will work across more than one of our sites in any given week and you can expect to teach in a range of settings e.g. working with groups or on a one-to-one basis.  Most roles are anticipated to be full-time appointments, but we will consider part-time arrangements for the best candidates.

    Current roles include:

    • PE / Wellbeing – across Primary and Secondary
    • SEND specialist – working with pupils who are working below the national curriculum levels and may have profound and multiple learning difficulties including visual and hearing impairments.
    • Science
    • English
    • Maths
    • Art
    • Secondary non-core subjects
    • Primary

    All our teachers will be required to lead a subject and be expected to work collaboratively across the school.

    All our teaching roles are offered at Main to Upper Pay Scales with SEN1 point.

    We are looking for staff to start with us from September 2021.

    To find out more visit or contact Raymond Kelly or David Gooda at Navigate NDC on 01625 800862 for an informal and confidential discussion.

    Closing date: 22nd March 2021.

  • Headteacher, Great Meols Primary School



    Great Meols Primary School is an Outstanding school, with around 485 children aged 3 to 11 years. One of Wirral’s largest primaries, we enjoy a beautiful setting with excellent facilities including a magnificent sports hall. Consistently oversubscribed, we’re widely recognised to provide a safe, happy and stimulating learning environment which enables all children to achieve their full potential. Class sizes are often below average, and our approach balances academic achievement and personal development. Children move on from us as confident, caring, responsible citizens with a love of learning and a high level of skills. We’re proud of the strong partnerships between children, parents, teachers, governors and community, and we all share high expectations for our children during their time with us.

    The retirement of the present Headteacher offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced and proven individual to build on the achievements of the past decade. Candidates must be exceptional school leaders, able to quickly establish credibility and win trust with colleagues and other stakeholders; consolidate current success; and identify opportunities for improvement, supporting the professional development of others. An astute blend of professional support and ambition will be vital, because we want our new Headteacher to ensure we continue to evolve and improve. School improvement strategies and quality assurance will be a key responsibility, ensuring the school is comprehensively prepared for our next inspection.

    We want to appoint someone with an outstanding personal record of teaching and leadership, able to rise to the challenge of excellence. Visible and accessible to colleagues, parents and carers, you’ll also have the opportunity to take a Trust-wide role, sharing your extensive professional knowledge and insight with an ambitious and motivated group of colleagues. The ability to build successful relationships, articulate a shared vision of high performance, and nurture a cohesive culture of continual improvement will be essential.

    Visit to find out more. For a confidential discussion or to arrange a visit, contact David Gooda at Navigate NDC on 01625 800862.

    Closing date: Monday 8 March 2021.

    Interviews: 18/19 March 2021.

  • Headteacher, Gibside Special School


    Group 6 L21-L35a (to £96k) + relocation

    Start date: September 2021

    The retirement of our talented and successful Headteacher has created an exciting opportunity to build on the outstanding achievements of recent years, while also developing a clear future-focused vision on our brand-new site.

    Rated an Outstanding school by Ofsted, Gibside is a very special place to learn and grow. Our 170 children (aged 3 – 11) are drawn from across the whole borough of Gateshead.  Staff, parents and governors work together to ensure pupils blossom and thrive personally, socially, emotionally and educationally during their time with us. The children have a wide range of needs, including autistic spectrum condition (ASC), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and severe learning difficulties (SLD). Our aim is to inspire, motivate and challenge all our children and to build confident, cooperative, independent learners. Moreover, we have just moved into a brand new, state-of-the-art school building which will provide the exceptional learning facilities our children deserve.

    We are seeking a school leader with significant Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher experience, a background of teaching excellence and a clear and demonstrable commitment to special education. Your vision and strategic leadership will enhance the quality of all areas of provision, and ensure outcomes for children are at the heart of everything we do. Leading a dedicated and high-performing team, we will look to you to motivate colleagues and support a powerful, positive culture of improvement. Candidates will be inspirational leaders, able to see and use the opportunities offered by our new building to innovate and develop the school as a flagship education provider and valued community resource.

    Visit to find out more and download the applicant pack. We are being supported by Navigate NDC, and in the first instance you are encouraged to contact David Gooda on 01625 800862 to express your interest and to arrange an informal conversation / school visit (subject to current restrictions).

    Closing date: Friday 26th February 2021.

    Interviews: w/c 15th March 2021.

  • Interim Headteachers (all phases)


    We are working with Multi Academy Trusts and schools to source proven interim senior leaders, adding leadership capacity to schools and provisions facing challenging conditions.

    We’re looking for experienced headteachers with a track record of delivering rapid and sustainable improvements to overall school effectiveness. These are complex roles, working alongside multiple stakeholders and partners, but you will have the potential to make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people at a crucial point in their education.

    If you would like to know more, please call us on 01625 800862 or email your CV to