EXPIRED

This job expired on 23 February 2024 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership point 40

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Salary: Leadership scale point 40

Contract type: Full Time, Permanent

Reporting to: The board of trustees of The Southfield Trust

The Southfield Trust is seeking an outstanding person to take on the role of CEO and to lead our mission to improve the educational outcomes and life chances for all of our pupils, students and their families. They will have the drive and ambition to ensure the continued success of the Trust and the vision and skills to lead its future evolution.

As CEO, the successful candidate will work closely with the Trustees and wider Trust leadership to develop and implement our Trust strategy, focussed on achieving the best possible outcomes for all our learners in each of our provisions.

The Southfield Trust comprises 4 highly successful special schools in Eastbourne, one of which has The Southfield Centre, a specialist facility to support the needs of pupils with complex medical needs. The Trust employs 325 staff and educates around 540 pupils from 3 to 19 across 6 sites in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

We are committed to inclusivity, lifelong learning and to ensuring that our learners are equipped to succeed at every stage from nursery to further education and into adult life.

The position requires a dynamic leader with the skills and expertise to network and effectively engage and inspire a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

Strong people skills and the ability to articulate our vision are essential.

Our ideal candidate will have successful school leadership experience and a proven track record in leading outstanding provisions for children and young people with a wide range of additional needs. They should have a demonstrable experience of financial management and success in building effective partnerships and links with a range of organizations' including NHS services, Local Authorities and similar schools / trusts.

A strategic thinker with the ability to motivate others, the CEO will build and develop the Trust’s staff and provide leadership for our entire community creating a positive organisational culture that prioritises professional development, continuous improvement and career progression.

Visits are strongly encouraged. To arrange a visit and for an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact our existing CEO Remo Palladino on: 01323 921630

For more information about The Southfield Trust please visit our website: www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Please complete a teaching application form for this post, which can be accessed via the vacancies tab at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com along with a Job Description and Person Specification. We look forward to receiving your application. We do not accept CVs.

Your application will be accepted if sent by email to: recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com

• The closing date for application is: Friday 23rd February 2024

• Short listing will take place: w/c 26th February 2024

• The selection process will take place: w/c 4th March 2024

The Southfield Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory DBS Enhanced clearance and references. This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.


What the school offers its staff

The Southfield Trust is seeking an outstanding person to take on the role of CEO and to lead our mission to improve the educational outcomes and life chances for all of our pupils, students and their families. They will have the drive and ambition to ensure the continued success of the Trust and the vision and skills to lead its future evolution.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Southfield Trust

Type
Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01323 921630

The Southfield Multi Academy Trust consists of four exceptional special schools which provide the best possible educational opportunities for all its learners and their families.

The South Downs and The Lindfield schools joined the Trust at its establishment in April of 2016 having worked closely together for a number of years. Hazel Court School was warmly welcomed into the Trust in September of 2018.

The Trust opened a new Free School: Summerdown School, in Eastbourne, in September 2022. The Trust now works across four schools and six sites in Eastbourne.

Arranging a visit to The Southfield Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com.

Head office location

Similar jobs nearby

Head of School

All Saints' and St Richard's Church of England Primary School

School Hill, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9AE

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Eastbourne