This job expired on 22 November 2023

  • Start date details

    April 2024 or earlier

  • Closing date

    22 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Yes, visa sponsorship available

Key stage

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

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£83,081 - £91,633

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Required for Spring 2024 a permanent full-time Deputy CEO for this local North Devon Multi Academy Trust of eight schools (seven primary and one secondary school).

In conjunction with the CEO, you will be responsible for Trust effectiveness and specifically for the strategic delivery of school services for inclusion, SEND and safeguarding to the Trust academies, supporting the development of teaching, the curriculum and school leadership.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding strategic leader, who is able to support the development of the vision, values and ethos for the Tarka Learning Partnership and who will inspire and empower others to share in achieving it. The Deputy CEO will be accountable to the CEO and the Board of Trustees, taking responsibility for the performance of primary academies within the Trust; a driven leader who will be committed to creating the optimum educational opportunities for all pupils across the Trust. The Deputy CEO will, with the CEO, support the quality assurance of schools and develop CPD opportunities to enhance the quality of teaching and leadership across the Trust.

What the school offers its staff

The North Devon area is one of the best places to live in Britain, with:

  • A fantastic environment to live in
  • Welcoming people
  • A low crime area
  • Reasonable house prices
  • Clean air fresh from the Atlantic
  • Two moors – Exmoor and Dartmoor
  • The best beaches in the country!
  • Fantastic outdoors for hiking, camping, cycling, sailing, water sports
  • Good links to Exeter, Bristol and London including airports

Further details about the role

If you would like an informal discussion by telephone, or to visit the Trust to talk about the post, please contact Jo Down, HR Leader of the Tarka Learning Partnership via email – jo.down@tarkatrust.org.uk

All application materials are available at tarkatrust.org.uk/job/deputy-chief-executive-officer-director-of-inclusion/

Applications must be submitted by noon on 22nd November 2023 to jo.down@tarkatrust.org.uk, with shortlisting taking place later that day.

Interviews will be on 27th and 28th November 2023.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Tarka Learning Partnership values equality and diversity and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment practices including satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check for the appointed candidate.
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About Tarka Learning Partnership

Multi-academy trust

The Tarka Learning Partnership is an 8-school Multi-Academy Trust, with responsibility for a primary SCITT, centred in Barnstaple and working with other partners to develop outcomes for young people in North Devon. The trust vision is “Together Empowering Aspiration and Learning in North Devon”. Our aim is to raise standards through an inspiring and relevant curriculum delivered across our primary and secondary schools through expert teaching and support, in a vulnerable geographical area. We encourage each school to establish its own identity while maintaining the high expectations and standards set by the trust. We foster collaborative working and sharing of best practice across all our schools and the continued development of strong networks and partnerships within Devon and nationally is a key strategy for our future development.

Arranging a visit to Tarka Learning Partnership

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jo.down@tarkatrust.org.uk.

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