This job expired on 26 May 2024

  • Start date details

    January 2025 or sooner

  • Closing date

    26 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other leadership roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 35 hours a week, Hybrid working

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£68,954 - £ 92,684 (dependent on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The post-holder will be expected to fulfil the role of Deputy CEO (DCEO) and therefore will have strong school leadership with experience of school improvement, school leadership and project management at a senior level and demonstrate a creative approach to Trust development. The Deputy CEO will take responsibility for the performance and outcomes of all academies within the Trust, leading on the strategic direction to support outcomes across all phases. The ability to meet deadlines and to manage and develop both the internal and external reporting structures, returns and statutory requirements associated with the Trust. The dissemination of information and data in a timely and appropriate manner to Trustees, Academy Committees and colleagues.

To support the CEO with growth development and the integration of new schools to the Trust High quality leadership, management and school improvement skills to enable the Trust to run smoothly, efficiently and effectively in the delivery of the Trust’s core aims to bring about strong pupil outcomes. The post holder will be a team-player who embraces a culture of coaching and continuous improvement and an enthusiastic, energetic, collaborative individual who has previously worked with multi-functional teams. The DCEO will also have a strong understanding of the corporate aspects of running a Trust to ensure continuity when the CEO is either on leave or unavailable. There must be a skill in strong leadership and influencing skills and also demonstrate a good sense of humour.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership: Taking accountability for the performance, and outcomes of all academies within the Trust, leading on the strategic educational direction, ensuring alignment with our vision and strategy while supporting growth, development, and sustainability.

Educational Excellence: Lead the development and implementation of a robust academy improvement strategy, fostering a culture of excellence and accountability.

Stakeholder Engagement: Cultivate effective relationships with key partners and stakeholders, promoting collaboration and maximizing opportunities for our trust.

Leadership & Management: Lead, manage, mentor and support our academy leaders and School Improvement Advisors, ensuring high professional standards and accountability for progress and outcomes.

Safeguarding: Leading and developing all aspects of safeguarding, ensuring systems, processes and practices are effective, robust, and compliant across the Trust, putting the children first, in the footsteps of St. Chad’s.

What the school offers its staff

Dynamic Leadership: Work closely with our CEO to develop and deliver the vision, ethos, strategy, and performance necessary to provide outstanding education for all pupils across our Trust.

Inspirational Leadership: Lead our team with inspiration and professionalism, upholding the trust's values and providing visible leadership that places children first, in the footsteps of St. Chad.

Career Development: Enjoy continual personal development opportunities and a supportive environment where your growth is encouraged and nurtured.

Tailored Induction: Start your journey with us on the right foot with our comprehensive induction program, ensuring a productive and welcoming entry into our team and Trust.

Further details about the role

For more details please download the Recruitment pack, of our website, https://www.stchadsacademiestrust.co.uk/vacancies/

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)
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.

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