DBE Vacancy

Leicester Diocesan Board of Education has a very exciting senior role available within its forward looking team! 

We are looking for a Senior Business & Operations Manager who can lead the business and operational functions of the DBE and so facilitate the team’s work to support schools and parishes, meeting the Board’s charitable and strategic aims.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates of global majority heritage as they are currently under-represented in LDBE.

Please click the link below for more information:

Start Date: ASAP
Salary: £35-40,000 negotiable.
Pension: The Diocese offers a non-contributory Defined Contributions Scheme.
Annual leave: 25 days per annum plus bank holidays.
Probationary period: 6 months

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Volunteer Opportunity

School Appeals Panel Members

Would you like to volunteer to be a member of our school admission appeals panel?
Leicester Diocesan Board of Education hear appeals from selected schools across Leicestershire and we are looking for new panel members to join our team.
This role would be perfect for you if:
–  you have excellent listening skills and can put people at ease
–  you can make balanced decisions based on the evidence and available information
–  you want to become involved in an important, impartial service provided to parents and schools
–  you may have experience as a school governor, member of staff or be part of the wider school or church community

About the Role

An Independent Appeal Panel hears from parents or carers who have been refused admission to their school of choice. This is an essential service which supports schools and families across Leicestershire to ensure hearings are fair and independent.
In-year appeal hearings are usually held once a month with additional appeals being heard in the summer term for the next school year. Each appeal hearing will last around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the case, with up to eight hearings being held on one day; along with a briefing session and a decision meeting for the panel.
This is a flexible role with volunteers being able to select which dates they are available for in advance.

Experience and Skills

It is not essential to have experience in education, as all appeal panels must consist of a mixture of Lay Members and Education Members:
Lay Members are people without personal experience in the management or provision of education in any school (except for experience as school governors or voluntary roles in education).
Education Members are people with experience of working within education.
We are looking for people who are good listeners, have good communication skills and feel confident in making clear decisions.

Full training will be provided.


Appeal hearings are currently taking place virtually but will soon return to in-person hearings in our office based in St. Martin’s House, Leicester.
Lunch will be provided for full day hearings and travel expenses can be claimed.

Find Out More

If this opportunity sounds like something you would like to get involved in or for more information please contact:

Leicester DBE signs Dying to Work Charter

Leicester DBE have now added their name to a list of employers signed up to the ‘Dying to Work Charter’

Carolyn Lewis said 

“The Leicester Diocesan Board of Education is wholeheartedly committed to showing support of its staff team by signing the Dying to Work Charter.

The LDBE is a small charity which exists to serve church school education across the Diocese of Leicester, in 97 schools educating 23,000 children and young people.

It is hoped that in signing the charter, LDBE inspires all schools and academy trusts to do the same.

If we aspire for children and young people to flourish, then we believe that staff should feel valued and supported at one of the most vulnerable times in their life.”

Click here for more information on Dying to Work and to find out how you can sign too. 

Amazing Line up of Speakers for Conference!

Heads Conference, 17th & 18th November

We have a fantastic line up of speakers confirmed and a great programme with space for learning, reflecting and catching up with fellow CofE school heads.  

Full details and booking HERE 

Leavers Collective Worship, 21st June

We will be hosting a virtual Leavers Collective Worship joined by Bishop Martyn and Dean David on Monday 21st June at 10:30am. 

It will also be suitable for any Y2 leavers to join in from our infant schools. 

It will be on Zoom and will not be recorded.  Schools will be sent some resources in advance to use during the service and afterwards.