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Diocese of Peterborough - Deputy Diocesan Director of Education.

Diocese of Peterborough - Deputy Diocesan Director of Education.



for the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE)


We are looking for a dynamic, perceptive and strategic individual to support the Director, and to deputise for the Director when necessary, in leading the Education Department and contributing to the ministry and mission of the Diocesan Board of Education, supporting, and challenging appropriately when necessary, church school leaders, church school chairs of governors, LA education officers, multi-academy church trust CEOs and MAT boards across the Diocese, whilst liaising effectively with diocesan departments and all external partners.

                      Are you a Dynamicleader?

           Do you have theBelief that God might be calling you to this role?

   Are you committed to Excellence?


If so please read on….


We offer you:


  • 103 Church of England schools in Northamptonshire, Rutland and Peterborough
  • an experienced team of colleagues who work well together
  • a high profile and influential role at a time of significant change
  • the opportunity to ‘make the role your own’
  • very supportive Bishops, DDE, DBE and Diocese.


We would like someone who:


  • has a proven track record of effective leadership
  • has ability to develop effective working relationships
  • is able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • has extensive knowledge and understanding of education policy, practice and data
  • is able to see the ‘bigger picture’ whilst paying attention to detail
  • grasps initiative to take projects forward to completion
  • is able to establish credibility with school leaders, governors and educational partners
  • has energy, creativity and an entrepreneurial flair
  • is able to engage with and inspire a range of audiences.
  • sees a challenge as an opportunity
  • prayerfully considers what is needed.


If you are seeking a new challenge, have a deep sense of calling and want to play a significant part in transformational education we would love to hear from you. 


There is a genuine occupational requirement for the individual to be a communicant member of the Church of England or of a church in full communion with it, or an equivalent member of a church that is a full member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

The Diocese of Peterborough is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Staff are subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.


Completed applications may be sent by:

  • email to:
  • by post/hand to: Mrs A Benoy, Diocesan Board of Education, Bouverie Court, The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD


Salary:                      £55,000 (Full-time)*

Contract Type:       Full-time or Part-time*  

Contract term:        Permanent


* by negotiation, full-time or pro rata 0.8 contract (4 days per week all year round or 5 days per week term time only could be considered)


For an application form and further details please contact:


Mrs Alex Benoy, Diocesan Board of Education Administrator

Tel 01604 887006    Email:


For an informal discussion please contact:

Mr Peter Cantley, Diocesan Director of Education

Tel: 01604 887062


Closing date for applications: 8.00am on Monday 17th September

Interview date: Friday 21st September



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