Location: Rochester, Kent

Salary: Highly Competitive (negotiable): six-figure + annual performance bonus + private healthcare

Leigh Academies Trust is expanding our Executive Team and is now recruiting for the role of Academies Director. Reporting directly to the CEO within one of the UK’s largest and most successful trusts, this is a career-defining position for a current senior leader. We have two posts available which are split between geographical location, and our appointed candidates will play a pivotal role in Leigh Academies Trust’s continuing journey.

Leigh Academies Trust is now recruiting for one of the most exciting opportunities currently available in the education sector; due to the continued growth of the Trust, we are now seeking to appoint a third Academies Director who will join us for September 2020. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding principal or executive principal with a primary or secondary background and with a proven track-record of delivering strong educational outcomes. In recent years we have begun introducing International Baccalaureate curriculum programmes in all of our academies (PYP; MYP; IBCP). We will expect all candidates to demonstrate full support for this approach.

Leigh Academies Trust is a highly successful multi-academy trust. Its model of education enables students to reach their full potential, transforming their lives and ultimately the communities in which they live. The overarching purpose of the role of Academies Director is to provide educational leadership to Leigh Academies Trust’s academies across phases within our clusters, ensuring that Trust strategy is delivered. You will foster a culture of collaboration and innovation that allows our students to receive the best possible education. You will help to inspire our senior leaders across a range of academies to deliver excellence in everything we do. More specifically, you will oversee a group of LAT academies across Medway on behalf of the Trust to help inspire our senior leaders to deliver excellence in everything we do. We are especially keen to hear from candidates with particular expertise and knowledge across all phases of education who are keen to make an impact across multiple communities. We are looking for people who believe in the transformative power of education with the ability to inspire all stakeholders to achieve amazing things.

Our mission is to shape young people’s lives for the better through high-quality education and in doing so, transform the communities in which they live. You will lead, challenge and support all Principals across your assigned region working closely with the Chief Executive and other Trust Executives to help our academies reach their full potential. You will report directly to the CEO and can be sure of very considerable opportunities for further development, and will also be a member of the Trust Executive Board.

Our ideal candidate will:
Be an outstanding and inspirational leader;
Have a proven track record of success in raising pupil attainment across all phases;
Be organised, energetic and passionate about working cross-Trust;
Be committed to the LAT ethos of high expectations;
Have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of learners; and
Be a committed team player.

In return, you will receive:
A highly competitive salary which reflects your experience and expertise as a senior leader;
Excellent opportunities to develop your leadership skills and your overall career within a successful and well respected multi-academy trust.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

For further information and to discuss the role informally and confidentially with the CEO, Simon Beamish, please contact his Executive Assistant, Emma Johnson on [email protected] or 01634 412 202 to arrange a phone call or meeting.

The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd March 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews and assessment activities are scheduled to take place on Friday 13th March 2020. Applications need to be submitted electronically. Please refer to the application guidance in the Candidate Briefing Pack regarding the six core competencies which your application letter should be based on.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check; our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.