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The Board of Governors of Oakgrove Integrated College

wish to appoint the following key role:


Oakgrove Integrated College is an all ability college. We are committed to integration in the broadest sense.

Our vision is to provide excellent education, supported by a strong pastoral care system.

We are a community: we work in partnership with our parents, pupils, staff and Governors as well as other stakeholders to build the highest reputation for excellence, where students from all around want to come and learn.

An opportunity for the role of Principal has arisen and we welcome applications from candidates who are suitably qualified and experienced and who embrace the ethos of integrated education.

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified post-primary school teacher recognised by the Dept of Education

  • Registered or be registered with the GTCNI by date of appointment

  • Possess an honours degree or higher

  • Minimum of 8 years’ teaching experience in a post-primary school

  • Minimum of 5 years’ successful experience in a senior leadership position that carried 3 or more management point in a grant-aided post-primary school or similar position in education

Desirable Criteria

  • Successful completion of a relevant Postgraduate qualification

  • Evidence of continuing professional development

  • Experience and expertise in some or all of the following: financial management, liaison with external agencies at a senior level, public relations.

  • Involvement in cross-community activities and work on addressing sectarianism and/or contentious issues

The full application pack (including the full Job Description and Person Specification, together with Application Form) is available via clicking the link below:

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Shortlisting will take place on Monday 30th January 2023 and candidates will be advised of the status of their application via email on Wednesday 1st February 2023. Interviews will be held on Thursday 16th February 2023, with 2nd interview provisionally scheduled for Monday 20th February 2023.

Please note that, unfortunately, there is no flexibility with interview dates.

Oakgrove Integrated College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Applications for this post close at noon on 27th January 2023.

Completed applications should be returned by email to:

Salary as per scale: L28-L31

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