Location: Wells, Somerset
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
Salary: £110,000 – £140,000
Start date: soon as possible but no later than September 2020
Are you a highly effective and experienced strategic leader, ready for your next challenge?
Do you want the opportunity to lead a forward-thinking and ambitious multi-academy trust?
If so, read on, because this could be the opportunity for you.
The Trust seeks to appoint an outstanding Chief Executive. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person to be part of the exciting and challenging work of further establishing the Trust’s position and influence in the sector. The Trust works in partnership with the Diocesan Education Department and is currently home to 31 primary schools. The Trust is highly sought after as a unique and distinctive option for both community and Church schools.
Working closely with the Trustees to set the Trust’s strategic direction for the next five years, the appointed candidate will be a visionary leader, delivering further improvements in performance across the Trust and increasing the Trust’s capacity to contribute to the wider national debate on enhancing life chances for children
Whilst experience of education is not a pre-requisite, the Trust actively encourages applications from leaders who have a passion for inclusion and social mobility. The appointed candidate will also have the necessary leadership and commercial experience to lead a complex, multi-site organisation, and will possess the gravitas and advocacy skills needed to ensure that the Trust remains a leader within its field. We are looking for a dynamic and strategic Chief Executive Officer, who shares our values and has the drive and resilience to achieve our strategic vision to take the Trust to the next level.
We can offer:
• A competitive salary
• A passionate, committed, highly skilled, and well-resourced central team
• A skilled workforce – Headteachers, teachers and support staff, committed to providing the very best offer for all our pupils
• Local government or teacher pension scheme
• The opportunity to continue your professional development with extensive CPD opportunities
• A supportive, collaborative and friendly working environment
• Wide-ranging staff benefits
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional discretionary days.
Candidates are encouraged to contact the Chair of Trustees, Nigel Daniel, and we have provided opportunities to visit schools in each of our 4 hub areas. We can also arrange a conversation with our current CEO. If you would like to arrange a chat, or to visit one of our schools, please book an appointment via phone 01749 372700 or email [email protected]
The Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and all relevant pre-employment checks.
How to apply
Download and complete application form. Completed forms should be accompanied by a supporting letter and sent to our recruitment partner, Futures Education, using the following address:
Closing date: 9am on 6 March 2020
Shortlisting date: 9 March 2020
Interview date: 26 and 27 March 2020
For an informal and confidential discussion please speak to our advising consultant at Futures Education: Tom Haygarth on 07786 323 368.
Please note that we are unable to accept direct applications. All applications must be submitted via the above email address.