The Archdiocese of Southwark Education Service is looking to recruit a Co-ordinator for Catholic Schools Inspections (CSI). This vacancy following the retirement of the current postholder arises at an exciting time as the diocese begins to implement the new inspection framework and systems at Easter 2023. The role involves ensuring that the Archdiocesan Education Service supports the Archbishop in fulfilling his canonical obligations to evaluate the quality of Catholic education in Catholic schools in the diocese. The successful candidate will have a good understanding with experience of school inspections in Catholic schools, academies and sixth form colleges. The successful candidate will manage a robust, rigorous, fair, accurate and transparent Catholic School Inspection system.  Required for January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter

Hours & Salary: 0.8FTE, £50,000 (£40,000 pro rata), 2-year Fixed Term Contract

Flexible working e.g. Term time only will be considered

Place of work: Bowen House, 59 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JE and St Edwards House, St Paul’s Wood Hill, Orpington BR5 2SR


The new national framework for inspecting Catholic schools is being implemented nationwide and will begin in the Archdiocese of Southwark April 2023. The Spring term will require inspections to be completed under the current framework. New inspectors have been recruited and trained ready for the new CSI. A key element of the work going forward will be to liaise with peer colleagues in the South East Hub, being the dioceses of Westminster, Brentwood, Arundel and Brighton, Northampton and Southwark as well as staff at the Catholic Education Service. Administrative support for the role is provided by experienced colleagues in the education service.

The Archdiocese of Southwark is committed to safeguarding. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

Person Specification

 The ideal candidate will have the following skills, experiences and qualifications:


  • A good knowledge of the mission and aims of Catholic education Substantial experience of leadership in education
  • Proven successful leadership of an organisation
  • Good IT, literacy and communication skills


  • A good understanding of the Catholic life, Collective Worship and teaching of RE at various phases
  • Experience of school inspection
  • Car owner and full driving licence

Further Information

Applications using the senior leader’s application form available on the CES website. Completed forms should be sent to

Further information on the post may be arranged by emailing the current post holder for a conversation.

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