Head Teacher/Campus Leader, St John's RC Academy/North Inch Community Campus, Perth

Perth & Kinross Council


From £90,411 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: PKC07898

Job Description

Head Teacher/Campus Leader (PKC07898)
St John's RC Academy/North Inch Community Campus, Perth

About the Role

Our vision for Education and Children’s Services is: Improving Lives Together.

Hear from pupils, staff and Sheena Devlin, Executive Director (Education & Children’s Services) about this opportunity.

St John’s RC Academy is the only Roman Catholic all through school in Scotland and indeed the largest all-through school in the country. We are looking for our next Headteacher and Campus Leader for this unique setting, someone who will be able to help realise our vision. 

Do you have what it takes to lead this school community on the next stage of their journey? 

You will  have the privilege of seeing our young people grow from a very young age into adulthood and will play a key role in the education of those who attend our school across the Perth and Kinross.  We are an inclusive and diverse school, serving a community that is home to children, parents and carers, and staff from a range of backgrounds. 

We are looking for someone who has a creative and innovative approach, who is passionate about making a difference to the development and delivery of high-quality learning and teaching, which meets the needs of all 1150 children and young people, aged 2-18, at St John’s RC Academy from all areas of Perth & Kinross.  

You will lead by example and have a proven track record of driving improvement and of progressing your own continuous professional development. You must be a practicing catholic and have a Catholic Teaching Certificate (CTC).

You will be supported by two Primary Deputes, two Secondary Deputes and a Business Manager, through the Headteacher Networks, Local Management Groups, the Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Head Teachers Association Scotland (CHAS), as well as by Education and Children’s Services School Improvement Team,

Discover more about how the Campus performs, our ethos, faith and values and the rich history that has influenced and shaped our school. All of this and more is available on our website.

The Head Teachers Education and Training (Scotland) Regulations 2019 require candidates who are appointed to their first permanent Head Teacher post from 1 August 2020 to have attained the Standard for Headship. If you have not gained this qualification, appointment can only be made on a fixed term basis for maximum period of 30 months. Perth & Kinross Council are committed to supporting candidates gain this qualification.


About the Location

The school is based on the banks of the River Tay. Perth and Kinross encompasses some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland, while still being accessible and well serviced with local facilities. Perth, Scotland’s newest city, is the area’s hub, providing culture, shopping, leisure and nightlife.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

A generous removal and relocation package is available for anyone moving to the area.  





The Individual

How to Apply

Please click here to view the recruitment pack for this position.

Should you be invited to attend interview, you will be asked to provide 2 references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. Therefore, when completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details for two referees.  If you are already employed as a teacher with Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide 1 reference, which must be from your current line manager.

Perth & Kinross Council operates an open reference policy. Please note, as your references are required for the start of the interview process, it is important you approach your referees and ask them to complete and submit them by e-mail to recruitment@pkc.gov.uk prior to the date of your interview.  The job profile and reference template are attached to this advert for you to forward to your referees.

Please note the successful applicant will be required to attain the necessary paperwork from https://sces.org.uk from the Catholic Church Authorities.

Please Apply Online. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.


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