Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Waterton Academy Trust, Wakefield, WF2 6LD

4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter term

  • Closing date

    9 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership 30-34

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) is a new role and part of our strategic approach to increasing our leadership capacity. Reporting to, and deputising for, the CEO, this is an exciting opportunity to lead across the trust, with a strong focus on standards, safeguarding and our education offer. The successful candidate will also work alongside the CEO and Trust Central Team to ensure that Waterton meets its statutory and ethical obligations and continues to deliver the strategic aims set out by the Board of Trustees. The DCEO will be a key player within the organisation and take a lead role in developing our work within the trust and wider partnership areas.

The DCEO will be responsible for all areas of the education offer. The primary focus of the role will be to lead and effectively deploy our school improvement and inclusion teams. The DCEO will also be responsible for supporting our academy leaders in delivering excellence throughout our thirteen academies, specialist provisions and preschool settings.

We wish to appoint positive people who want to make a difference. Achievement focused, with a strong belief in inclusive education, the post holder will be passionate, highly driven and will play a significant role in the next phase of the Trust’s development.

What the school offers its staff

  • Friendly and supportive colleagues with a forward-thinking leadership team
  • A commitment to your professional development
  • Fantastic opportunities for collaboration with colleagues across the Waterton family of schools.
  • A health and wellbeing package
  • A cycle to work scheme
  • An excellent pension package

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to ensuring children are supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff to share this responsibility. We follow safer recruitment processes which all applicants will be subject to. This includes the interview process containing questions about the safeguarding children and the disclosure of criminal records and other vetting checks. An enhanced DBS is required for the successful candidate. The position is subject to two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of any unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered.

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About Waterton Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01924 240 767

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