Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Chief Executive Officer

Salary: DFE Group 8 Pay scale

This is a full time, permanent position commencing on January 1st 2018 or ASAP thereafter.

We wish to appoint an inspirational practising Catholic Education leader as CEO of Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi Academy Trust - a family of schools in the Cambridge, Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich area. The Trust has been established by, and is accountable to, the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia. The Diocese intends for the Trust to grow over a 3 year period to 9 Primary schools and 2 High Schools from an initial base of St Louis Catholic Academy (Primary), Newmarket; St Felix Roman Catholic Primary School, Haverhill and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich in January 2018.

Reporting to the Board of Directors and ultimately the Members, the CEO will be responsible for the strategic and operational effectiveness of the Trust and, alongside the Headteachers, for the educational success of the Academies within it.

The CEO will serve as an Ex-Officio Director on the Board and will lead the Trust’s Executive Team, including line management of the Trust Business Manager and Company Secretary. The CEO will be part of the performance management of the Headteachers of individual academies.

The successful applicant will be an exceptional leader, creating a culture of constant improvement and committed to the highest achievement for all in all areas of the Academies’ work. They will work closely and collaboratively with the Trust Headteachers providing appropriate support and direct challenge, developing capacity through training and facilitation, managing risk and monitoring performance to mitigate potential future issues at the earliest opportunity, feeding into the development and implementation of the individual Academy strategic plans and school improvement policies. The CEO will work closely with external and internal school improvement advisors to ensure that each school has appropriate development plans in place, effectively delivering the desired improvement outcomes.

Application closing date: 1pm 1st December 2017. Completed applications should be returned by email to: flavio.vettese@rcdea.org.uk who can be contacted for an information pack. For an informal conversation call Flavio on 01508 495509

Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi Academy Trust welcomes applications from members of minority ethnic communities and those with disabilities. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be subject to DBS checks along with relevant employment checks.