Job Description

Closing Date: 6 February 2023
Telephone: 01273 667657
Salary: Competitive
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

Required from September 2023

Senior Deputy Head

 Roedean is an extraordinary school, sitting within the South Downs National Park and overlooking the English Channel.  It is not just the location, but our reputation for excellence in pastoral care, our strong academic focus, and our genuine belief in the importance of creativity and an all-round education, that makes Roedean unique.

 The Senior Deputy Head is a key member of the Senior Team, and this is a great opportunity for a highly qualified and experienced individual to take the lead at a time of continued development, and with the arrival of a new Head from April 2023.

The Senior Deputy Head leads all aspects of the day-to-day operational running of the school and will assist in the leadership, development and delivery of the strategic vision across the school. The role includes high quality planning, preparations, delivery and review of all school activities to support pupils and staff, as well as responsibility for: staffing and staff welfare; inspection, compliance and policies; marketing and admissions; and school communications.

The successful candidate would be someone who has experience of senior leadership and will be confident and able to lead and offer advice in areas of school beyond the direct remit of this role, whether in pastoral, academic, finance, estates, or boarding.  They will help support the delivery of the school’s over-arching priority to ensure high levels of progress are made, and to ensure the high-quality welfare and support for all pupils.

Roedean is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Please download an application pack from our website ( or contact Louisa Butler via

Closing date:  9am, 6 February 2023.   Interviews will be held 10 February 2023.