Senior School Deputy Head

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23 February 2021
Robert Gordon’s College
Location: Scotland
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Job Description


Robert Gordons College is a leading co-educational independent day school rooted in over 250 years of history, located in the heart of Aberdeen City. It is a 3-18 school with just under 1,600 pupils. It is a Scottish curriculum school which has impressive partnerships locally and internationally. There is an opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic individual to join the College as a Senior School Deputy Head to fill the post left vacant by the external promotion of the current incumbent. 

The school has a diverse pupil population with 37 different nationalities, and we welcome applications from all backgrounds. Bursaries are very important, as is a clear commitment to maximising public benefit. The schools motto ‘be all you can be demonstrates our desire to help pupils to shape their identity by taking part in an unparalleled range of subjects and activities. Commitment to the wider life of the College is integral to the role.

The position is one of four Deputy Head roles within the Senior School who report to the Head of Senior School, and who are responsible for setting the tone, values and ethos of Robrt Gordons College.  The Deputy Heads play a key role in both the operational and strategic leadership of the College, requiring both an eye for detail and the capacity to contribute to thought leadership. 

As members of the Senior School Senior Management Team, Deputy Heads are integral to the schools ambitious plans to excel in developing outstanding learners and leaders. This  role will have responsibility for S3 and S4 alongside other pastoral and academic responsibilities.   A key element of the role is responsibility for co-curricular activities within the Senior School.  The individual strengths of the successful candidate will be taken into account during the process of finalising remits. 

The successful candidate will have relevant promoted post experience in schools and must be registered or eligible to be registered with the GTCS. Applicants should be familiar with the Professional Standards for Leadership, including critical engagement with literature, research and policy. A focus on wellbeing for all members of the community is essential. 

Our Values and Approach

At Robert Gordons College we believe that diversity drives innovation and a strong community. We welcome applications from all candidates with the required professional qualifications and experience. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us forward every day as we strive to ensure our staff and pupils all feel equally valued and important. The College provides excellent professional development opportunities and supports staff who want to pursue ongoing training or qualifications.

The salary will be based on the SNCT Scales for Heads and Deputes and is enhanced by the addition of a Robert Gordons College allowance. A relocation package is available and fee reduction for children enrolled at the school will be offered to the successful candidate.

To apply please upload a video of 1- 2 minutes explaining your suitability for the role, by sending a downloadable link or via WeTransfer, together with a completed College application form (available at and CV if wished, to Ms Frances Winter, HR Manager,  by 4pm on Tuesday 23 February 2021.

 Please do not use the Apply Online function on the College website.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.