Vacancy | Director of Education

The Chairman and Governors of The GFC School, based at Gillingham Football Club, are looking to appoint an inspirational and highly effective Director of Education for this relatively new but expanding independent school.

Applicants should be committed to, and excited by, developing the schools’ distinctive alternative provision for secondary education alongside the development of educational opportunities and requirements relevant to the football club.

The successful candidate must show excellent leadership skills and be inspirational in taking the educational requirements forward.

The school is working to enhance the partnership with the local community alongside planned expansion plans. The vision is to develop an outstanding school for the future that unlocks and celebrates the potential of the young people that it serves in Medway and Kent.

The Director of Education would be responsible for the ‘Apprenticeship Programme’ for both girls and boys, ‘Youth Training’ and Traineeships, as well as a small Pupil Referral Unit. Opportunities to develop further outreach provision will be explored.

  • Applicants must have a passionate desire for students to achieve their very best in their academic, social, physical and wider development.
  • The Governors are seeking a very special person who can lead by example to create and support a highly committed team.
  • It is essential that applicants have a highly professional understanding of education, safeguarding, behaviour management, and experience of working with a range of external agencies.


Applicants need to be ambitious, inspired, energetic and decisive leaders who challenge, support and expect excellence.

If you are an enthusiastic, persuasive and caring person, and would like to know more about this wonderful opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people, please send CV and personal statement via post or email to, for the attention of;


Paul D P Scally - Chairman

Gillingham Football Club Ltd

Priestfield Stadium

Redfern Avenue





Interviews will be held between Monday 6th August and Friday 17th August.

Closing date: Ongoing


Salaries will start in line with National Teaching Salary Structure but performance related bonuses will be achievable.

Starting dates will be negotiated based on individual circumstances.

All appointments are subject to a clear DBS check.


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