Regional Director – Secondary Academies

United Learning Trust, Peterborough, PE3 6SB

17 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    3 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2022

Job details

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Competitive salary and benefits package

Regional Director – Secondary Academies job summary

United Learning is a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education and improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve. As one of our Regional Directors for our growing portfolio of secondary academies, you could be at the helm of that ambition.

With the overarching ethos of ‘bringing out the best in everyone’, our collaborative team of Regional Directors are committed to making a transformative impact on the lives of thousands of children and young people. Join us, and you will be entrusted with leading the improvement of a number of our secondary academies, working with school leaders to raise standards and enhance their progress. Passionate about supporting the most exceptional educational opportunities for children, you will deliver the Group’s strategy and vision, translating this into practical guidance and solutions that are individually tailored to each school’s unique requirements.

On a day-to-day basis, we will expect you to line-manage a number of Headteachers. Reporting to the Director of Secondary Education, you will use your previous experience as a Headteacher to support school leaders in developing improvement provisions, often in challenging contexts. We know that the educational profession isn’t easy, but at United Learning, we work as a team, achieving more by collaborating than any single school could on their own. Utilising collective knowledge and facilities to drive visionary results, you will therefore simplify work processes and implement ambitious support programmes, making the most of sector-leading subject specialists, a group-wide curriculum, our group-wide intranet and extensive CPD opportunities. With this support behind you, you will focus on the practicalities of elevating each of your academies to the highest standards. You will be firmly aligned with the ‘United Learning Way’ which outlines the guiding educational principles of our Trust.

Applying for the job

For your application to be considered, we will need you to:

Using our online portal via:

You will be prompted to complete an online covering letter after completing your profile; which explains your motivation for applying and outlines your suitability for the role including how you satisfy the requirements of the Person Specification. Please confirm in your letter that you are available for both interview dates (see below) around which there is no flexibility. This supporting statement should be no longer than 8,000 characters.

Including one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. In line with our practice on safer recruitment, we will take up references for all those candidates who proceed to interview, as well as asking those candidates to complete a further standard application form.

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About United Learning Trust

Trust type
Multi-academy trust

United Learning is the largest national group of schools. And as a group, we can reward our staff better. From unique career progression opportunities and better pay to enhanced benefits and a highly-respected wellbeing programme, we will ensure you have the support you need to secure a great work/life balance – all while helping children to succeed.

From Carlisle in the north to Bognor Regis on the south coast, our primary and secondary academies and independent schools are providing an excellent education to young people across the country.

Arranging a visit to United Learning Trust

To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Debbie Goodwin, via email

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