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Chief Executive Officer for The Samara Trust

Clutton Church of England Primary School, Chester, Cheshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Part-time only
£62,000 - £67,500 per year (pro rata)

Job summary

Position: Interim Chief Executive Officer
Salary: GBP £62,000 - £67,500 per year (pro rata)
Contract type: Part Time (4 days per week, 52 weeks per year)
Contract term: Fixed term to the end of the 2021/22 academic year
Date Posted: 10th December 2020
Closing date: 18th January 2021 by 12 noon
Start date: As soon as notice period allows

Founded in March 2018, the vision for The Samara Trust is ‘enriching lives’, a vision that pervades all that we do across the Trust and our schools. The Samara Trust brings together a variety of different Church of England primary schools to work together, supporting each other to create improved outcomes for our pupils in ways that would be far more challenging if we tried to do them by ourselves. This is our ethos.
Following the retirement of our current CEO, The Samara Trust is seeking an ambitious and inspirational CEO to drive our mission forward with pace at a transitional period in the Trust’s development. We need a leader who will define and deliver a strategy and structure to create an environment where all our learners are able to achieve their potential, by raising ambitions as well as standards. He or she will ensure all of our Church of England academies raise standards, recognising the need to adapt to the individual context of each of our academies, whilst benefiting from the full support and shared objectives and resources of the wider Trust and its Board of Trustees.

The successful candidate will be committed to an inclusive approach to providing high quality education for all our pupils according to their individual strengths and needs: leading an outward looking organisation, guiding by example, working collaboratively and developing partnerships. You will be an outstanding leader who can articulate your vision, provide evidence of a strong moral purpose, offer personal effectiveness and deliver high pupil outcomes and continuous improvements.

You will be a sophisticated communicator with strong management skills to ensure effective working with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Whatever your background you will bring energy and drive, you will have proven change management skills to support, develop and challenge leaders across the Trust. The successful candidate will ensure outstanding leadership within the academies and wider teams.

In return for your energy, integrity and enthusiasm, we offer you the opportunity to work within our Trust alongside many excellent leaders and a highly supportive executive team. The members of The Samara Trust’s board have an excellent track record in school improvement

Applying for the job

Instructions on how to apply are contained within the application pack

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
53 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
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About Clutton Church of England Primary School

For clarity Clutton Church of England Primary School is the registered office for The Samara Trust. The Samara Trust consists of three primary schools: Clutton, Little Sutton and Upton Heath Church of England Primaries. This position is Trust wide.

School location

Broxton Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9ER

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