For more information about the role, please contact Jo Fish or Rachel Singer at Navigate on 0113 287 8445 or 0203 637 5007 or send a quick email.

About the Role

Celebrate Trust and School Achievements

The new Chief Executive will have a key strategic role at the heart of one of the region’s most dynamic Trusts. Whilst Trustees recognise that improvements have been made in all academies, there are clearly more to deliver. The Chief Executive will need a proven track record in school improvement as well as exceptional strategic, organisational and leadership skills. They will also need to deliver a range of improved outcomes against the track record of her/his predecessor at a time of continued and significant change in the sector. They will need to be able to think outside the usual constraints and parameters, being driven by a strong moral purpose rather than the latest good, and potentially unproven, idea. Innovation is built on the back of proven effectiveness, and the new Chief Executive will need a deep and abiding passion for education and the opportunities it can deliver to every single learner in each academy, across the Trust.

The Trust has already demonstrated growth and success yet there is an improvement journey to consolidate and develop. Trustees are ambitious and determined, driven by the belief that all learners deserve nothing but the best opportunities to maximise their potential. Do you have the skills, the drive and the experience to lead the Trust forward in their quest? If successful in your application, your reward is the opportunity to leave a legacy of improvement for the communities served by the Trust, to shape the educational future for learners and staff and to drive best practice across the network.

The Chief Executive will champion, facilitate and lead the Trust into the next phase of its development; securing improvements, practice and future strategy for growth redefining what is possible when education providers work together locally, as well as regionally, united in a common purpose of sector-led support.

Most importantly, the Chief Executive will provide the leadership to inspire and motivate all professionals across the Trust, harnessing and building capacity to drive up standards for all.

To be successful, candidates will require a complex blend of skills:

  • a deep understanding of the school organisation and improvement agenda, gained from a senior school leadership or system-level leadership role;
  • the ability to think for themselves, informed by practice, research and proven experience in the sector;
  • commercial awareness and skills;
  • strategic drive to achieve to the best of their and others’ abilities; and
  • emotional intelligence to facilitate the work with a complex group of stakeholders in a dynamic and challenging environment.

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For further information regarding the role, please contact Jo Fish or Rachel Singer at Navigate on 0113 2878445 or 0203 6375007

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