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  • Start date details

    Easter term

  • Closing date

    9 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 November 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

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

Waterton Academy Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility. Waterton Academy Trust follows safer recruitment processes which all applicants will be subject to. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful candidates and two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of any unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview.
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About Waterton Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01924 240 767

Arranging a visit to Waterton Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email gwaring@watertonacademytrust.org.

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