Elmhurst Ballet School

Assistant Principal

Safeguarding and Boarding

£45,000 to £50,000, Birmingham

Elmhurst Ballet School, in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, is a world-renowned centre for the training and education of talented, passionate and committed young ballet dancers. The school was recently judged to be excellent in all areas by ISI and outstanding in all areas by OFSTED and has an international reputation for the quality of its work. 

Most students board at the school and we offer fully equipped modern boarding houses for years 7 to 13. Lower School boarding is located on the School site and Upper School boarding is just a short walk away. 

The school seeks to recruit an Assistant Principal – Safeguarding and Boarding to start in September 2023 (although an earlier start date is welcome).

The successful applicant will be responsible for the overall management of the school’s safeguarding systems and the provision of boarding. Through skilled and compassionate line management of the DSL Team and house staff, they will ensure both that boarding is a caring, nurturing environment dedicated to the wellbeing and education of students and that our safeguarding provision remains outstanding and continually moves forward.

As key member of Elmhurst Ballet School’s Senior Leadership team, they will be an imaginative, innovative and compassionate senior leader with a track record of getting things done.  Their professional career to date will show exemplary commitment to promoting the wellbeing and safety of young people. Significant experience of leading safeguarding and of managing teams is essential. An excellent understanding of life in boarding is highly desirable.

Staff development is a priority here. We will support the successful candidate to grow professionally, flourish personally and contribute strategically to the success of the school.

Elmhurst Ballet School serves a diverse body of young people from different communities, backgrounds and experiences. It is a core value of this School that dance is for everyone. In the same way, we deeply recognise the transformative and enriching importance of a diverse staff.

How to apply

Applications by CV and cover letter to Ellie Hurst by email (ellie@weorth.com).

Closing date

Friday 27th January 2023.

If the job interests you but you are not sure if you have all the right qualifications/experience, you are welcome to contact us for an informal and supportive chat.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Ellie Hurst, our recruiting consultant, at ellie@weorth.com. Visits to the school are also welcome. Please contact Ellie in the first instance.