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Chief Executive Officer

  • Location: Flexible - Cambridgeshire / Suffolk regions
  • Salary: Competitive six figure salary, plus package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931163
  • Sector: Education
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 28/02/2019

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Closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 29 March 2019

The Active Learning Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust with a strong record of school improvement working with 21 schools across the East of England. The Trust is committed to excellence in education, the wellbeing of our pupils and an uncompromising professionalism in everything we do. Our pupils, students and staff are at the heart of our organisation. Since its inception in 2012, the Trust has grown steadily into one of the leading multi-academy trusts in the region.
In advance of the retirement of our interim CEO, who has recently taken over from our previous long-standing CEO, we are seeking an exceptional candidate to take forward and develop our Trust in its next stages of consolidation and development.  Working closely with our knowledgeable and committed Board of Trustees, and in partnership and collaboration with our range of stakeholders, you will lead our schools on the next stage of the Trust’s journey towards being an outstanding organisation.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader who can wholeheartedly embrace the vision and values of ALT and will empower others to do the same. The Trust has invested in strong leaders in its academies and they will look to you to galvanise their efforts and give them clear and fair leadership.
You will be highly accomplished at developing professional networks and partnerships, understand that financial probity and strong governance are at the heart of a secure organisation and be someone who never loses sight of the potential of all the young people in your care.
If you have the determination to make a positive difference, have a track record of strong leadership in a large organisation and the desire to move our Trust forward, then we would like to hear from you. It may be that you are a professional from an education background at Executive Head, CEO, or sector leadership level looking to take on a bigger challenge. Alternatively, you may come from a quality assured, service-focussed and multi-site environment with the knowledge and ambition to improve the life chances of young people. Wherever you come from, you will possess the strategic ability and vision that will take your people with you.
The Trust hopes to appoint our new CEO to commence work as early in the new academic year as possible. Whilst the administrative HQ is based in Ely Cambridgeshire, this role will benefit from flexible working location arrangements.

To discover more about this exciting opportunity and for an information pack, please visit quoting reference 931163. For an informal and confidential discussion please speak to our advising consultants at Veredus: Nataliya Starik-Bludova on 0207 932 4265 or Robert Naylor on 07701 317 733.

Active Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post-holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

All submissions will receive an automated response. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt when submitting your application, please contact us on 0207 932 4236.

To apply, please follow application instructions in the Information Pack and submit a completed Application Form and a Supporting Statement