Director of Mathematics

Pay Range: L18 to L22 The Trust offers an attractive package of benefits to its staff.
Start Date: Easter/September 2024
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 25/02/2024

South West Essex Community Education Trust (SWECET) is looking to appoint an inspirational and highly skilled mathematics practitioner to undertake the new role of Director of Mathematics.  You will take a lead role in driving improvement of the quality of teaching and learning within the mathematics faculties across the Trust’s 3 secondary schools.  You will provide strategic leadership and curriculum vision to raise standards in your specialism.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join SWECET and form part of a new tier of leadership supporting English, Mathematics and Science in our three secondary schools.  As part of the role, you will have a teaching responsibility at a substantive school, typically being based at that school 3 days per week and working across the other 2 secondary schools on the other days of the week.

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner with experience of leading a highly successful curriculum area. You will also have experience of delivering successful coaching, mentoring and professional development programmes, whilst developing talent.



At SWECET, we are passionate about providing the best start in life for our pupils. We are united in the belief that every young person needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.

We place our pupils’ needs at the heart of everything we do and support our colleagues in delivering high-quality education. Our vision is to establish a national reputation for the quality of education we provide.

Our schools are united by the things that make us both similar and unique – the DNA that ties us all together. The SWECET DNA is made up of the following components: Developing our people, Nurturing our differences, and Aspiring for excellence.


We believe that our colleagues are our most precious resource to provide high-quality learning experiences for all our pupils. Our colleagues work hard to support teams in their own schools and across the Trust and in return, the SWECET Wellbeing Charter sets out our actions to support our colleagues.


If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. Visits from prospective candidates are warmly welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit, please email [email protected].


Please return your letter of application and completed form to HR Department, SWECET c/o William Edwards School, Stifford Clays Road, Grays, Essex, RM16 3NJ or email [email protected].


South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, online checks and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.