This job expired on 9 October 2023

  • Start date details

    Jan 24

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£117,000.00 - £124,000.00 Annually (Actual) 31 days annual leave + bank holidays, LGPS membership with generous employer contribution, PHI, retail discounts and benefits platform, car and cycle salary sacrifice schemes, flexible working.

Education director job summary

At OAT, we believe there’s nothing more important than educating the next generation, and our teams across the organisation are dedicated to ensuring that the education we offer is the best it can be. When you join us at OAT, regardless of your role, you can be certain that your work will have purpose and meaning. You can also expect robust and holistic support from us to enable you to excel in your role.

Youwillberesponsibleforthesuccessofthe academies in your region, ensuringeverychildineveryschool gets a chance to thrive. You will lead a team of principals, providingthe advice, guidance and challenge required toensurethatevery school in you region isagreatplaceforpupilsto learn,andwherestaffenjoyfulfillingcareers. You will be highly visible within your region, with the autonomy and flexibility to manage your own movements.

Naturally, you will be a successful leader with a proven track record of sustained school improvement. As amemberoftheseniorleadershipteam, youwillplayakeyrolewithinOAT,contributingto the development of our strategy and culture and role modelling our ethos of ‘Achieving More Together.Youwillplayanimportantleadershiprole–demonstratingtheabilitytoleadandwork successfullyacrossyour region, while collaborating closely with fellow education directors across the OAT network, providing wider support as necessary.

You will have a significant and credible track record as a secondary headteacher.Youwillbealignedwiththepurpose,ethosandvaluesofthetrustand have the maturity to lead a team, whilst working well across other teams to get things done.

Ultimately,youwillshareourbeliefinthepowerofeducationtochangelivesforyoungpeople,andhavethe intellectual, interpersonal and operational capabilities required every day to improve education across multiple sites.

How to apply

There is more information on the role and OAT in the information packs attached. If you’re interested in exploring this opportunity further, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Rob Pritchard, national director of education at rob.pritchard@ormistonacademies.co.uk to arrange an informal discussion.

You can apply by sending your CV and supporting statement to recruitment@ormistonacademies.co.uk. We are happy to accept submissions via the OAT careers portal if you would prefer the structure of an application form.

The closing date for applications is Monday 9 October at 12 noon with shortlisting taking place the following week and interviews expected to be 16/17 October.

Commitment to safeguarding

OAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the expectation is that all staff will share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS and barred list check.

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About Ormiston Academies Trust

Multi-academy trust

We are a national education charity, underpinned by our founder, Peter Murray’s (Ormiston Trust) belief that every child should be given a chance to thrive. We serve pupils from many communities, all with their unique character, strengths, and challenges.

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