Vice Principal

Salary: £62,261 – £68,667

Required for January or April 2020 start


The role:

Exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher to hone their leadership and management skills, move on to headship, and play a major part in the strategic development and pastoral matters of Birkenhead High School Academy.

As Vice Principal, you will show a deep commitment to the welfare and development of students and an interest in all aspects of school life to ensure the pastoral care we provide continues to be outstanding.

With overall responsibility for safeguarding and pastoral care, you will direct and work with the Assistant Vice Principals, Head of Sixth Form and Progress Leaders and liaise closely with parents and with external agencies where applicable.  In addition, you will work with the school Inclusion Team and Attendance Officer to support all members of the school community.

Responsibilities will be rotated as appropriate, making this particular post ideal preparation for promotion.  If you aspire to headship and have substantial and successful experience of curriculum leadership and management, likely to have been gained as a Head of Department, Key Stage Co-ordinator or an equivalent senior role, we would be delighted to hear from you.


About the School:

BHSA is an all through 3-19 years girls’ academy sponsored by the Girls’ Day School Trust, and is, and will continue to be, a highly successful centre of education where every student matters, where expectations of all members of our community are high and where personal achievement and fulfilment are valued and sought after.

BHSA places a high value on CPD and supports all staff in accessing top quality training.



Birkenhead High School Academy is a dynamic place to work, offering a range of career opportunities and benefits and is committed to staff wellbeing. We offer:

Competitive salaries and pay progression
Access to extensive professional development opportunities
Training grants for qualifications
Generous pension schemes
Free life assurance benefit
A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
A Cycle to Work scheme
Competitive terms and conditions of employment


For full details and an application pack please visit:

Completed applications can be emailed to:

Should you require any further information please contact the School Office on: 0151 652 5777.

References for shortlisted candidates will be requested prior to interview.


Closing date for applications:  Monday 14th October 2019 (noon).

Interviews will be held:  12th & 13th November 2019.

If you have not heard from us by Friday 18th October 2019, you should assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.


Birkenhead High School Academy and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.