Director of Education - Gen Z Leaders

Peter Vardy Foundation


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    Not for Profit

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  • Expiry date

    15 March 2021

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    Peter Vardy Foundation

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We are seeking the Founding Director of Education of GenZ Leaders – the new initiative from the Peter Vardy Foundation. The aim of GenZ is to enable all young people in Scotland to be better leaders, to make better decisions and to give something back to their communities.

The Peter Vardy Foundation is the charitable arm of the Peter Vardy Group (a young dynamic company with Motor Retail, E-Commerce and Software Development companies).  Peter Vardy Ltd gives 10% of its profits to good causes to improve the lives of young and vulnerable people. As part of this mission, it is now developing an exciting new leadership and meta-skills programme, GenZ Leaders. This will be delivered both in the classroom and on-line and it launches to a pilot group of schools in 2021. To deliver this vision we need the best leadership material in the world, the most highly trained teachers to deliver the programme and world class technology to fully engage 275,000 students across Scotland.

We are seeking a Director of Education who will take the lead on the curriculum of the GenZ Leaders Programme. You will work closely with the new Chief Executive and the Technology Director to develop and deliver our strategic vision, navigate us through a challenging but rewarding environment and work towards implementing our ambitious and exciting plans to create and implement our GenZ Leaders Programme. You will have a hands-on approach and help to build, test, develop and roll out our online leadership skills programme that can be delivered in schools and is accredited by the SQA so it can form part of the Curriculum of Excellence. The Director of Education will work to structured deadlines to guarantee that the GenZ Leaders Programme is at an exceptional standard and ready to be implemented in the chosen pilot schools in September 2021.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is entrepreneurial and has a track record of leadership within the school community at Head of Department level or above; ideally a teacher with knowledge of impactful pedagogy who will lead the development of the GenZ curriculum. With recent experience of delivering curriculum materials and resources that inspire, engage and support young people’s attainment, they will be an excellent relationship builder and able to translate government policy into an exciting, innovative and forward-thinking curriculum. If you are interested in improving the community, preparing the leaders of the future, and bridging the link between business and education, we look forward to your application.  

For more information, please contact Joanna Thornton on 07384 258626, Michelle Sander on 07341 773 817 or Valentina Serra on 07384 114 732.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
10am Monday 1st March 2021

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
Throughout February and beginning of March

Final Panel Interview
w/c 22nd March 2021

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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