Vice Principal LA51

Leadership Spine L22 – L26 Plus access to an individually tailored CPD package

The Trustees of Abbey Multi Academy Trust(Abbey MAT) wish to appoint a passionate, dynamic and committed Vice Principal for Lightcliffe Academy.  We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader with a proven track record of improving educational provision and outcomes to lead an exciting and ambitious journey of school improvement.  Working in collaboration with the Executive Principal, Principal, the Academy’s senior leadership team, its governors and with the Abbey Multi Academy Trust executive leaders, you will provide exceptional strategic and operational leadership to raise standards and deliver high quality learning and teaching for our young people.

This is an exciting opportunity for an existing Assistant Principal, or a senior leader looking for their first Vice Principal role, within the supportive environment of a multi academy trust.  

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a very clear understanding of what makes a great school and the skills and character required to develop this
  • Demonstrate evidence of truly effective leadership support at a whole school level
  • Have a passion for education and making a difference to children’s lives
  • Have the ability to support the Principal in leading and shaping the vision of the Academy and the Trust
  • Be highly resilient, with relentless determination to succeed and drive change.
  • Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote high quality teaching and learning
  • Create an ethos within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their own skills and subject knowledge and to support each other
  • Use resources,intellect, creativity and innovation to be successful
  • Have the ability to be a team player and leader who will go the extra mile to support students and families.
  • Our values and ethos focuses on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the work of all our staff and the achievements of our children.
  • This role will be challenging yet immensely rewarding. You will be supported by an experienced Trust leadership team, Principal, strong trustees and governors and a committed staff.

We will also offer an excellent package:

  • a competitive salary
  • leadership development support
  • high-quality CPD opportunities
  • a strong sense of shared moral purpose and a real opportunity to transform the lives of young people
  • a professional climate where all staff are valued, listened to and who are able to fully use their gifts and talents.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Mandy Wall on 01422 201028

The closing date for applications is 12 Noon Friday 22nd March 2019, with interviews held during week commencing 25th March 2019.

An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.

How to apply


If you wish to apply for this exciting position, please complete the Application form in full. If you would like a copy of the form in a larger font/different format please make contact Mandy Wall,

The application includes a personal statement.  Your statement will need to describe why the post attracts you, why you believe you have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience and what you feel you can bring to this post to make a real difference. Within this statement you should outline your previous roles, responsibilities and achievements in the organisations in which you both currently and have previously worked, again with the skills/knowledge and experience requirements of this post in mind.

Completed forms should be emailed to:

All applications will be acknowledged.   Should you fail to receive confirmation, please call Mandy Wall on 01422 201028

Postal applications should be returned to Mandy Wall, HR Administrator, Lightcliffe Academy, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TL

You will be advised on the progress and outcome of your application as appropriate. If you have any queries during the process, please contact Mandy Wall on 01422 201028. Should you wish to have an informal chat or to arrange a visit please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mandy on the above number.


Abbey MAT is an equal opportunities employer.

Abbey MAT is committed to safe guarding and promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.  This post will be subject to all relevant pre-employment checks.

Name & Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552