Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough

Required November 2019 or sooner by negotiation

The Bishop of Middlesbrough the Rt Rev Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey is seeking to appoint a practising Catholic as Deputy Diocesan Director of Schools to work in his Diocesan Schools Service Department. Working to the Diocesan Director of Schools, the Deputy Director will primarily oversee the development and implementation of the Bishop’s religious education programme by providing direct training and support across all 54 Diocesan schools. In addition, the Deputy Director will also support the wider needs of Diocesan schools, assisting the Director of Schools in the ongoing development, improvement and sustainability of high quality Catholic education in the Diocese.

Working with Parishes, Catholic Academy Trust Boards, Chief Executives, Head teachers, governors and schools, the Deputy Director will provide ongoing training and formation to support the delivery of outstanding religious education, co-ordinating the delivery and moderation of curriculum RE across the Diocese. The Deputy Director will also support the delivery of high quality Acts of Collective Worship in all schools and help sustain and further develop the strong Catholic ethos and Catholic Life in all of our schools and Trusts.

This is an exciting time in the development of Diocesan education when the Diocesan Schools Service is helping the Bishop to implement new school structures that will ensure and further enhance the Bishop’s vision for Catholic education in the Diocese. As Deputy Director you will have a key role in ensuring the Bishop’s vision is realised.

For further information and an ‘in confidence’ conversation about the role please contact Kevin Duffy, Diocesan Director of Schools on 01642 850515 formal. Please note; This post is offered under Diocesan Terms and Conditions including entry to the Diocesan pensions scheme.

A full Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form can be downloaded from the Diocesan website:

Closing Date: Noon Monday 16th September 2019
Shortlisting: Wednesday 18th September 2019
Assessment and Interviews: Wednesday 25th September 2019