|Salary:||L11 £65,168 - L18 £75,730 pa|
|Placed On:||18th August 2023|
|Closes:||13th November 2023|
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to apply for what we believe is one of the most significant roles in post 16 creative education in the country. Recently judged Outstanding in every category by Ofsted, we are on a mission at LSA to diversify the creative industries and ultimately empower a new generation of storytellers to create stories that change the world.
Opening in 2019, LSA is in its fifth year and now at an incredibly exciting part of our evolution. Our ambition is to deliver the best film and television education for post 16 students in the world. Over the previous four years we have worked hard to build and establish the framework of what world class creative education looks like. We constantly think hard about what this looks like, how we build the machine that creates a consistently world class curriculum, combined with sector leading teaching and learning and continually evolves according to the skills needs of the creative industries.
Weʼve made significant steps towards this and we are now looking for the right candidate who will be the visionary to amplify this work and take it to the next level to help us meet our ambition of being a truly world class school.
This role will be leading our Level 3 Film and Television department which is the largest at LSA and a critical central position to our success. Responsible for leading a team of four Heads who each oversee their own department, this position is accountable for the education of around 750 students at LSA. The post holder is responsible for setting the culture of the departments, helping to shape and define what world class creative education looks like and ensuring that the exceptionally high standards of LSA are maintained.
At LSA we are fortunate to work with some of the best talent in the sector and due to our founders and fundraising work we have access to high quality resources and our connectivity directly into industry is unparalleled. Combined with this, we have a wonderful cohort of bright, thoughtful, diverse young creative students who have chosen to come to LSA. This fortunate position means that many of the traditional barriers to success in education are lower which creates exciting opportunities. Because of this we feel there is a responsibility on us to truly deliver on our ambition, so our mindset is less about how to survive that has become too common in education, and more about how we ensure that we make the absolute most of this incredible opportunity. This work is hard as it requires us to fully commit to thinking deeply about what the best possible education looks like and having the vision to chart a course where there are no current models.
The candidate for this post should be inspired by this prospect and, as we all are at LSA, humbled by the prospect of the responsibility and scope of the mission. We are also fortunate to have an exceptionally strong group of department Heads and the candidate must be equipped to inspire their performance and manage the team in a way that drives the ambition of the organisation through all of their teams so that it reaches our students through carefully thought out lessons and curriculum.
We are truly thrilled to be looking for this exciting new candidate to join LSA and our Senior Leadership team. The opportunity to create the best education possible, whilst having the genuine connections with industry that lead to authentic outcomes for our wonderful students is a genuine joy and privilege.
If you would like to have an informal chat about the role or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact. We look forward to hearing from you.
Role Responsibilities + Requirements
LSA is a values-based organisation and therefore we are looking for people who can both reflect and identify with our core values. We have outlined below what we expect these to look like on a day-to-day basis.
Our vision requires us to have high standards. We want our students to be the leaders of the creative industries one day and thus our staff and provision need to reflect this. We are looking for people who can demonstrate the following:
As a relatively new institution, a large part of our early success has been as a result of the opportunity we were given to innovate and test new practices, processes and systems. This is a huge part of our culture and something we want to retain as we continue to grow. While this is incredibly exciting, it is also extremely challenging at times. We are therefore looking for people who are:
At LSA we have a strong vision for the development of our students and staff. One of our strengths is the diversity of these groups and therefore we are looking for people who can:
Our success to date has been based on the fact that we have been able to work together as a team effectively. We want to retain our collaborative culture and environment as we grow and we are therefore looking for people who can demonstrate the following:
Our work is hard; we are constantly solving new problems and we fail regularly. As a result of this, we have to be able to commit to a process of continuous learning and development in order to keep moving forward and avoid making the same mistakes. We are therefore looking for people who:
As a part of the above roles, you will:
We are committed to diversifying the screen industries and increasing the diversity of our team is an important step towards this goal. We would especially welcome applicants who are from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented in our teaching staff. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, of any sexual or gender identity, neuro-diverse applicants, adults of any age or religious belief and encourage applications from people with a disability.
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