Vice Principal
The Burgess Hill Academy

Closing date: 17/01/2020

Job posted date: 22/11/2019

Salary: Leadership Range

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 0.8FTE

Vice Principal – Teaching & Learning / Quality of Education


Required from summer term 2020.  For the right candidate we will consider a start date of 1st September 2020.  The Leadership Range for this position is L18 - L22 (£62,426 - £68,851) 


The Burgess Hill Academy opened as an Academy, sponsored by the University of Brighton Academies Trust, in 2016 and we have made tremendous strides in our journey to become a great school for Burgess Hill. We achieved a Good Ofsted in May 2019 but there is still much to do to realise the full potential of the school.


The Academy is situated in the heart of Burgess Hill on a pleasant 30 Acre site. The Town is in the heart of the beautiful South Downs; a 20 minute drive to the Sea and a 5 minute walk from Burgess Hill mainline station with connections to the bustling sea side of Brighton (10 mins) and London (50mins to Victoria).


We are delighted to present this exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious school leader.  The previous post holder has been promoted to their first headship.


We are looking for someone with the creativity and drive to be integral in leading us to become an outstanding school for Burgess Hill. We need someone who is passionate about making a difference.  Our students are amazing and so are our staff.  If you have the qualities to be part of the team to take the Academy to the next level, please get in touch.


We can offer you:

  • the opportunity to work within an Academy recently classified as ‘Good’ by Ofsted
  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  • the opportunity to develop, grow and gain headship experience.  We are an outward facing organisation and look to learn from best practice nationally
  • access to great professional development, as part of this Multi Academy Trust

Please take a look at the job description and person specification for this role. Candidates who wish to have an informal chat or a visit to the Academy before deciding whether to apply should contact Jon Francies, Principal, on 01444 241691 or


The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date or close the role early if sufficient applications are received.


The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The closing date for this job has now passed.