Director of Humanities

Lionheart Educational Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional professional to join our Trust Leadership Team as Director of Humanities. This role encompasses the strategic overview and development of the secondary curriculum in Geography, History and Religious Studies. The successful candidate will be a highly effective leader who will lead by example and implement outstanding teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will be a subject specialist in at least one of these key disciplines, preferably Geography, who will oversee the strategic development, explore cross curricula opportunities and support school and trust subject leaders of all three key disciplines. 

We are seeking an accomplished professional team player who, from a research grounded starting point, will continue the development of a strong, academic and knowledge rich secondary curricula that is inclusive, engaging and innovative. The successful candidate will understand that our curriculum must be ambitious, reflect the modern world and represent the learners who will benefit from it.

The appointment will be offered to a professional who has a desire to work in a creative and strategic role that is anchored in teaching and learning and offers ample opportunity to implement academic research and to evaluate and develop effective schema.  The Director of Humanities will support leaders across Geography, History and Religious Studies, and will be actively involved in the classroom experience of the children within our care.

Lionheart Educational Trust is currently made up of a family of four primary schools, six secondary schools and a sixth form college. Lionheart was formed by Beauchamp College, an outstanding provider. We seek to build on this track record of success, further breaking down any barriers to learning to ensure that each provider in our trust is able to embed excellence in all areas of practice. Fundamentally, we believe that any young person from any background deserves an equal chance to be successful in whatever they choose to do. We want to share our love of learning with all young people in our care; we are preparing our students with the knowledge and confidence to thrive in a competitive world.

Our Trust is built on the tenets of the 3Ps. At Lionheart we are proud to be pupil-centred, professional and positive. We believe in the value of every voice in our trust and Lionheart staff are committed to working inclusively and collaboratively on our shared vision to ensure that every child we educate is supported to make excellent progress and thrive.

This is an exciting opportunity to really make a difference to a wide range of learners and to work at the heart of a successful and supportive local trust, which has an unwavering commitment to continuous professional development and prioritises staff wellbeing.  This includes numerous benefits to enhance mental and physical health such as participation in the Benenden Health Care scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, sponsorship for further academic study and professional qualifications, leadership development programmes and the flexibility to spend time immersing yourself in research.


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Please note CV's WILL NOT be accepted.

For any queries about our vacancies please contact the recruitment team: 0116 4979330 or email

  • Closing date: Monday 20th September 2021, 9:00 am
  • Interviews: Friday 24th September 2021


This post is eligible for a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e. it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and is defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

This post is designated as a regulated activity and requires enhanced criminal records check for a regulated activity (including a barred list check)

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