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Campus Deputy Head (Co-Curricular)


Campus Deputy Head (Co-Curricular)

Commencement Date: January 2023

Redhill School is inviting applications for the position of Campus Deputy Head (Co-Curricular)

The Campus Deputy Head (Co-Curricular) is a brand new post which provides the opportunity for someone with ambition, vision, and a passion for outstanding holistic education to deliver whole school growth and development. Whilst promoting excellence and achievement across a range of areas, the Campus Deputy Head (Co-Curricular) shall also ensure that the school’s co-curriculum is inclusive and accessible for all students. This role will be a key appointment and the Executive Head seeks outstanding candidates to lead this important area of School life.

The Campus Deputy Head (Co-Curricular) will be required to lead, support, and inspire the students and staff in all aspects of co-curricular life at Redhill School, but especially in Performing Arts, Sport, Community and Volunteering, Outdoor Education, School outings and Inter House events. The co-curricular elements of School are broadly defined as those which do not take place in the classroom, and which are not already covered by the academic curriculum and academic enrichment activities. Inevitably, some overlap of the curricular and co-curricular elements will occur and will require careful, sensible liaison with other staff, including the various Heads of School and Heads of Student Wellbeing.

The Campus Deputy Head (Co-Curricular) will be a member of the Senior Management Team. S/he will attend Senior Management Team Meetings to discuss strategy and operational matters and may be called to deputise for the Executive Head when necessary.

In addition, s/he will:

  • Lead the co-curricular life of the school; that is, all non-academic activities which take place outside of the classroom.
  • Manage major school events such as the Redhill Arts Festival (RedFest), Redhill Sports Festival and Africa Day.
  • Support the wider management of the school as part of the Senior Management Team. S/he will therefore work closely with all other members of the Senior Management Team and gain valuable whole School leadership experience.
  • Report directly to the Executive Head whilst working closely with the three Heads of School.
  • Establish and maintain strong links and communications with the staff, parents, and students. This will include highly accurate forward planning, effective delivery, and clear timeous communication of all co-curricular activities.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager to establish a strong cocurricular presence on the website and in the School’s prospectus, social media, and promotional literature.
  • Coordinate the annual and termly Whole School Calendar. This involves checking for clashes, best use of facilities, prioritising commitments when required, publication online and sharing with other relevant stakeholders.
  • Lead the Community and Outreach activities of the School, liaising with other institutions, and relevant staff in charge of the specific activities.
  • Oversee the various Heads of Sport, Head of Drama, Head of Music, Head of Design and Head of Art in the non-academic elements of their roles, while also supporting them as required and helping to manage potential clashes of activities with fairness and balance.
  • In conjunction with the Heads of Student Wellbeing, oversee the Heads of Houses in their House roles, as well as support the delivery of House activities, ensuring that all students are encouraged to take part and enjoy participation in a range of events.
  • Lead the development, management and implementation of outdoor education, the President’s Award and other trips and educational visits.
  • Lead the administration of the weekly programme of activities, clubs and committees which take place during the school day. Encouraging staff participation and ensuring fairness of time commitment is an important element of this role.
  • Design, implement and maintain an annual Internal Development Plan (IDP) for the co-curricular areas of the school.
  • Foster an ethic and culture of high expectations, excellence and participation amongst staff and students in the co-curricular programme. It is important to note that the school’s approach is one of encouraging all students to participate in one or more co-curricular activities, whilst also ensuring that those who have highly developed or elite talents are also able to develop those to their maximum extent.
  • Carefully track the levels of student involvement per term across the school, various inter-school co-curricular results, and key trends in student attendance and performance in order to generate a Termly report for the Executive Head.
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual budgets for all co-curricular activities.
  • Oversee the recognition and celebration of co-curricular activities, including the awarding of colours and prizes.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Qualities:

  • Have an appropriate university degree and be registered with SACA.
  • Have a strong set of teaching skills and relevant professional training.
  • Qualifications and/or experience in Project Management would be highly beneficial.
  • Be exceptional in the areas of forward planning, attention to detail, accuracy, and communicating well in advance to the Redhill Community (parents, staff and students).
  • Show evidence of seeing projects, events and ideas from conception through to delivery.
  • Be able to demonstrate real experience, sensitivity and understanding of pastoral issues for young adults, handling difficult conversations carefully and relentlessly supporting the students in his/her care.
  • Have a high profile as a role model for students and parents, with obvious drive and vision.
  • Have the ability to lead or play a leading role in meetings and assemblies, being both an outstanding communicator and a very good listener.
  • Have effective public speaking skills for both formal and informal occasions.
  • Be highly organised, industrious and punctual.
  • Have enthusiasm, commitment and energy.
  • Maintain a sense of humour and perspective.
  • Have the ability to lead others and, when necessary, convey the highest expectations of performance and behaviour, both to students and staff alike.
  • Display outstanding communication skills to ensure that all parties are fully in the loop at all times, while also ensuring they meet their required KPIs and deadlines (where relevant to your role).
  • Take a broader interest in educational matters, including academic, co-curricular and pastoral developments and initiatives nationally and internationally.

If you think this is the role for you, a letter of application, together with a copy of your current CV and contact details for three referees should be emailed to:
Mr Joseph Gerassi
Executive Head, Redhill School

Applications close at 15h00 on FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2022

Candidates who are shortlisted to be interviewed will be notified by 16th September 2022 and interviews will be conducted during the week of 19th to 23rd September 2022.

Redhill School reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not heard from the School by 16 September 2022, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Redhill reserves to right to appoint someone earlier if a suitable candidate presents him/herself. Redhill reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Redhill School, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer

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