Location: Devon

Salary: Competitive

Job Start: January 2021

Job Term: Full Time

Closing Date: June 1, 2020


Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is seeking an inspirational leader with a vision and skills to further grow the Trust.

Thank you for your interest in the post of Chief Executive Officer at Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust.

Following the retirement of our founding CEO, the Trust seeks to appoint an outstanding Chief Executive. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of the exciting and challenging work of taking the Trust into its fourth year and onwards.

Established in January 2018 with 16 schools coming together in a shared spirit of collaboration to provide the best education for all our students, no matter what their background, our 13 primaries and 3 secondaries are diverse, ranging in size from one of the largest schools in Devon to one of the smallest.

We are privileged to live in a beautiful and tranquil part of the country however that rural isolation means that we have to work harder than ever to secure the resources to enable our students to flourish. The challenge for the new CEO will be to champion at regional and national level the students and staff in our often overlooked communities.

Crucially, you will be an inspirational and authentic leader, able to articulate a shared vision in a way that is relevant to all communities, displaying values and behaviours fully aligned to The Trust and its ethos and values. You will be passionate about the Trust’s mission and recognise the importance that academic rigour and a systematic improvement programme plays in raising standards, especially with regards to our vulnerable groups; those children in receipt of the pupil premium and those with SEND. An education that is not only excellent academically, but also offers every child the opportunity to develop as an individual.

We want the very best for our students and staff. If you seek to take the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust on the next stage of its journey and have the vision and energy to lead the hard working headteachers and 800 staff who serve our 5,000+ children and their parents and carers, then we very much welcome your application.

If you wish to discover more about this exciting opportunity, arrange a confidential conversation, receive further information, please contact our recruitment partner Caroline Olsen at Academics: colsen@academicis.co.uk or call on 07500 889 504.

Please email all applications to colsen@academicis.co.uk by 1st June 2020.

Closing date: noon on Monday 1st June 2020

Shortlisting: Thursday 11th June 2020

Interviews: w/c Monday 22nd June 2020