For more information about the role, please contact Helen Stevenson or Jo Fish at Navigate on 0203 637 5007 or 0113 287 8445send a quick email.

About the Role

The new CEO will play a key strategic role in a Trust that is looking to the future.

You will bring a proven record of accomplishment in organisational improvement and exceptional strategic and leadership skills. You will also need to deliver a range of improved outcomes at a time of continued and significant change in the sector. Directors/ Trustees are open to receive application from candidates from a range of backgrounds, though a thorough understanding of the UK education system and its statutory and regulatory framework is essential.

The CEO will be driven by a strong moral purpose and a relentless focus on excellence and improvement, underpinned by an abiding passion for education and the opportunities it can deliver to every single learner in each academy, across the Trust.

The Trust has already demonstrated its commitment to wanting to improve the life chances for the children and young people of the Plymouth Diocesan area. Directors/ Trustees require further improvement, driven by the belief that all learners deserve the opportunity to realise their full potential. If you have the skills, drive, and experience to lead the Trust forward in their quest we are very keen to hear from you.

The reward? The opportunity to leave a legacy of improvement for all the communities served by the Trust, shaping the educational offer for learners and practitioners and ensuring best practice across the network.

The CEO will lead the Trust through the next phase of its development; securing and consolidating improvements and developing and implementing the future strategy for improvement underpinned by our values and ethos. Crucially, the CEO will provide the leadership to inspire and motivate all members of the Trust, by building capacity, and driving up standards for all.

To be successful, candidates will require a complex blend of skills:

  • A deep understanding of the school organisation and improvement agenda, gained from a senior leadership or system-level leadership role;
  • A deep understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks for multi academy trust/education operation including ESFA handbooks/guidelines, the OfSTED inspection framework and the roles of the DfE and the RSC offices;
  • The ability to think independently, informed by practice and research;
  • Commercial awareness and skills;
  • Strategic drive to achieve to the best of their and others’ abilities and
  • Emotional intelligence to facilitate work with a complex group of stakeholders in a dynamic and challenging environment.



For more information about the role, please contact Helen Stevenson or Jo Fish at Navigate on 0203 637 5007 or 0113 287 8445.

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