Head of Virtual Schools



Closing Date:

04 Dec 2022

Job description

Contract Terms

Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £63319 – £71411 per annum (Leadership 12-18)

Closing Date: Sunday 4th December 2022

Shortlisting Date: Week commencing Monday 5th December 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year-olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.

Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced leader to support, challenge and advise those involved in the lives of Children in the care of Haringey Council, including those who are of Nursery age, in Statutory education and have oversight of those post 16 and accessing education to 25. You will oversee the Virtual School team of Teaching staff, Educational Psychologists, Education Welfare Staff and Administrators.

About You

  • You will have successful senior leadership and management experience within an educational setting or a local authority.
  • You will work closely with social care professionals, headteachers, designated teachers, school improvement partners and other personnel working for agencies and organisations in partnership with the Virtual School to drive up standards of education and the attainment of children in care.
  • You will have successful project management experience
  • Be an experienced, organised, enthusiastic and inspirational leader.
  • Have excellent skills in teamwork, using your initiative, be forward thinking and an exemplary role model.
  • Have a strong commitment to the welfare of all children.
  • Have a high level of competency in IT, literacy skills and writing skills.


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