Digital Innovation Lead

Haberdashers' Elstree Schools

  • Interim
  • Hertfordshire
Date posted:1st May 2024
Closing date:28th May 2024

Digital Innovation Lead

Founded in 1690 and 1875, Haberdashers’ Boys’ School and Haberdashers’ Girls’ School are the leading independent day school for students aged 4–18. The Schools’ academic results place them amongst the highest-ranked schools in the UK. They provide a challenging, positive, stimulating and secure community in which students enjoy working hard to fulfill their potential. The co-location of the Schools provides the best of both worlds: an excellent single-sex education within a co-educational environment.

Never has it been truer that schools are preparing students for futures that are not yet imagined. Creative and critical thinking, problem-solving, deep understanding and an ability to collaborate effectively will be crucial to success, not just in work, but in life. Big data, a greater and greater reliance on technology and the development of generative AI prompt a rethinking of what and how students need to be learning. At Habs, we find this immensely exciting. We are seeking someone working at the forefront of developments in technology to navigate this with us.

The Digital Innovation Lead will define, articulate and oversee the implementation of a vision and strategy for digital engagement within the Habs Elstree Schools. This vision should be ambitious, pushing boundaries and generating new practices, which become embedded.

The role encompasses four facets of digital strategy:

  1. Developing the digital skills of students so they are not just future-ready, but are at the cutting edge.
  2. Embracing what digital can offer to enable excellence in teaching and learning, driving change through imaginative, well-judged and research-informed use of digital tools.
  3. Facilitating efficiencies in working practices across the Schools in all areas of work by using technology  to enable staff to focus on their core purposes, for example by reducing teacher admin workload to facilitate focus on exceptional teaching & learning.
  4. Establishing a culture of digital health and wellbeing, and fostering good practice in the Schools more generally.

How to Apply & Further Information

Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to Habs. Should you wish to discuss further details about the role in strict confidence, please contact Hayley Mintern or Phil Grifford.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 May.

Applications should include:

  • A completed application form and career overview or CV.
  • A cover letter outlining how you meet the “What will you bring to the role?” criteria of the person specification, including your experience of leading innovation in education.

Please include details of two referees in either your CV or cover letter. Note that we will not approach your referees without your prior consent, and only should you be successful in the recruitment process.

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