Abbey CBS Newry Grammar School

The Abbey Grammar School
77a, Ashgrove Road
Co Down, BT34 1QN
N Ireland
+44 (0) 28 3026 3142




Required for 1st November 2017

Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School, Newry is an all boys school with a distinguished reputation for academic achievement and an extensive range of successful extra-curricular activities.  The school is under the Trusteeship of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust (NI).

Salary:  Principal Group 6, point scale to be determined within Range L21 – L35

The Board of Governors, in agreement with the school’s Trustees, seeks to appoint a dynamic, energetic and experienced leader who demonstrates: a commitment to Catholic education in the Edmund Rice tradition; a vision for leading the school in a period of significant post-primary reforms; a proven record of successful leadership in the field of education; and an understanding/successful experience of strategic management; organisational planning and financial management.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants, on commencement of appointment, must be qualified teachers who:

  • Have been employed in the post-primary sector or related areas e.g. ETI, Education Authority, ELBs, etc. for at least eight of the last twelve years;
  • Have experience of Leadership/Management in a Curriculum area (Head of Department, Subject Coordinator etc.) or Pastoral (Year Tutor, Member of Pastoral Team etc.)

Desirable Criteria:

In addition to the above, preference may be given to applicants who:

  • Have experience of Leadership/Management in both a Curriculum area (Head of Department, Subject Coordinator etc.) and Pastoral (Year Tutor, Member of Pastoral Team etc.)
  • Have a knowledge of timetabling and the implications for curriculum planning, staff deployment and resources;
  • Have a clear knowledge and understanding of financial planning and management;
  • Have a commitment to pastoral care.
  • Have served as a member of a Senior Leadership Team for at least five years;
  • Have served as a Principal or Vice Principal for at least three years;

The criteria for the post may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

An Application Form and Job Description are available by contacting the
Principal’s P.A. at 028 30263142 or alternatively via e-mail: [email protected]

Completed Application Forms should be forwarded by post or hand-delivered before 12 noon on Friday 8th September 2017.

(Applications returned via e-mail or fax will not be accepted)

 The Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer and all employees are subject to Child Protection Regulations.

The School is a member of Edmund Rice Schools Trust and expects all staff to be committed to the Edmund Rice Schools Charter.  Information regarding the Trust can be found at

Telephone Number:   028 3026 3142          FAX Number: 028 3026 2514     [email protected]