Head of Schools, Highlands and North East Scotland

MCR Pathways is a national charity dedicated to supporting disadvantaged, care-experienced and vulnerable young people to find, grow and use their talent through 1:1 mentoring and support. We are currently seeking a new Head of Schools, North region - Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Dundee and Highlands. The role will be pivotal in empowering our fabulous school-based Pathways Coordinators and local teams to grow the programme and support more young people across the north of Scotland. Another key focus of the post will be actively developing and maintaining exceptional relationships with Headteachers, local authorities and other partners.

You will have responsibility for leading the regional plan to ensure high standards of programme delivery, engagement and partnerships. This role requires collegiate leadership, visible presence, strategic thinking, excellent communication skills, and a deep understanding of the educational landscape and related policies in the region and nationally.

You will be joining a diverse, incredibly committed team, and will work across several local authorities to ensure the MCR programme meets each local need and context, and achieves all regional KPIs. If you excel at autonomous working; are an inspirational team leader; are passionate and relentlessly focused to achieve equality of opportunities and outcomes for all; and are able to build meaningful relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, then please click on the job description and person specification button to find out more.

Please note: This role will involve travel across the region so access to a car is a key requirement.

To apply, please submit your CV (no more than 2 pages, accounting for any gaps in employment history) and complete the application form (no more than 1000 words) making reference to the Person Specification with examples from your current and previous roles, and explaining what makes you a great fit for this pivotal role.

Please note, the role will be subject to a PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

MCR Pathways subscribes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) regarding disclosure & barring.

MCR Pathways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role is subject to a PVG check. Applications to process PVGs will only be submitted once the successful candidate has accepted the offer of a position.

Equity, diversity, and inclusivity statement
We encourage applications from all sections of our community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. MCR Pathways is an inclusive organisation that reflects our community and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and fulfil their potential. We believe creativity and innovation thrives when we can harness the benefit of different perspectives.