Subject Lead - Modern Foreign Languages (full time)

Oak National Academy

Location Remote
Salary £68,054 (including market supplement)
Team Education
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 5th Apr 2023 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Payroll giving
Team social events
Equipment allowance

Candidate happiness

8.61 (5317)

Job Description

Responsible to: 

Programme Lead


Curriculum Delivery within Education



Pay point & Market Supplement





1 FTE (flexible arrangements will be considered)

Line management responsibility: 


Budget responsibility: 


Key external relationships: 

Teachers, Curriculum Partners, subject experts in sector bodies and associations


An enhanced DBS check may be required for this role.


  • Responsible for the continuous improvement of full curriculum packages in Modern Foreign Languages, covering French, Spanish and German.

  • Maintain specialist expertise in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and be the authority across Oak and more widely across the sector.

  • Using our programme management and curriculum design approach, and working with our curriculum partners, lead the creation of our MFL full curriculum packages.

  • Establish strong relationships with the MFL subject community.

  • Represent Oak externally at conferences, webinars and subject leadership events, both in-person and online.

  • Manage individual curriculum partner relationships and contract performance management.

  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the planning and culture of the organisation.

  • Work in cross-functional and product oriented squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required.

  • Deputise for the Programme Lead and take on other general responsibilities as required.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • 5+ years experience of teaching and/or leadership in MFL, including 3+ years teaching or leading at least 2 of French, Spanish or German.

  • Extensive knowledge of latest research and practice in curriculum design, instruction and assessment in your subject area.

  • Hold qualified teacher status (QTS) with direct experience of teaching in a school/schools in England in Key Stages 1, 2, 3 or 4.

  • Experience of teacher development e.g. Head of Department (Secondary); Subject/Phase Lead (Primary); University PGCE or SCITT mentor/lead.

  • Proven success managing high profile and sensitive senior relationships. 

  • Experience of curriculum design and delivery in both primary and secondary phases (desirable).

The successful candidate will have a desire to contribute in all areas to ensure Oak is successful. You will be comfortable working at pace, with a range of digital systems (including proprietary ones as required) and you will continuously look at ways that the team can keep getting better. You will be excellent at working as part of a remote team, building relationships and managing your time effectively.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 5th Apr 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 5th Apr 2023