Director of Learning

Camden, London (Greater)
Up to £85,850
18 Apr 2019
03 May 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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The Role

Camden Learning was established as a company in April 2017 and is at a key stage of its development. We are a not-for-profit school company, set up as a joint enterprise between schools and the council.  All local schools are members of the company.  Camden Learning is a force for excellence, and impact, driving the establishment of a school-led system where members share responsibility for ensuring all our children thrive, enjoy learning and achieve well, so they leave school as confident, successful learners and good citizens.

Camden Council has commissioned Camden Learning to provide a range of services, including some statutory services, on its behalf. Camden Learning also acts a single point of contact for Camden Council’s Schools’ Traded Services. We anticipate that, for the foreseeable future, the majority of Camden schools will be choosing to buy many school improvement services, including governor support, from Camden Learning. 


Our partnership promise is that Camden Learning will:

  • Make sure every child is known, valued and thrives
  • Support early learning as the foundation for success
  • Create opportunities so every teacher enjoys teaching and keeps improving
  • Build connections to support school and area improvement, innovation and excellence
  • Share intelligence and act on evidence
  • Welcome challenge
  • Celebrate success
  • Work with other public services, such as health and housing
  • Learn from, and contribute to, the best practice in the world.

Our Priorities

Camden Learning is responsible for ensuring that all children are able to attend a great, local school and achieve well, including the highest possible outcomes. In fulfilling this responsibility, our priorities are:

  • Building Camden Learning as a force for improvement
  • Developing great teachers and inspiring learners
  • Attracting, developing and keeping the best leaders
  • Enriching learning in Camden

The Director of Learning, will have responsibility for ensuring the Camden Learning’s School Improvement Strategy is well designed and targeted to effect the greatest change.  This will support the growth of the partnership.  The Director of Learning will be responsible for the effective implementation of the strategy, including its review and development.

We continually review our structure and business practices in order to provide the best possible education services for children, young people and their families.  As a result, the key tasks in any role profile may be varied and the post-holder will be expected to be able to work flexibly and take on such variations and duties, consistent with the level of responsibility of the post and the business development.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About You

To be considered for this post we are looking for a degree educated innovative and diligent Director who has previous demonstrable experience leading and motivating school improvement work, including the leadership and management of the central team and deputising for the Managing Director as and when required. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who possess the ability to deliver clear messages about performance and standards to a range of audiences, including the Camden Learning board. The ideal candidate will have the ability to implement Camden Learning’s performance management framework, including the management of individual members of staff while demonstrating a commitment to their own personal and professional development and to developing and coaching others.

If you have a relentless focus on improving outcomes for children and young people including improving and developing leadership capacity in the pursuit of excellence across the system then we would love to hear from you.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Discover and Diversity

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Friday 3rd May 2019

Interviews to be held: Thursday 9th May 2019

Please quote reference: 1900008E

To view the Job Profile please click HERE