Chief Executive, Mid Cornwall

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Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT)Mid Cornwall

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Start date: 1st July 2019 or by negotiation
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Contract term: Permanent

Shape our community; shape our future!  

It is rare to find a role that combines so many fantastic challenges, but the Chief Executive post at Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT) is such an opportunity.  

CELT, now one of the largest learning providers in the south west of England, is at the start of a new journey following the merger of two successful trusts, the Peninsula Learning Trust (PLT) and Newquay Education Trust (NET).    

We are looking to appoint an exceptional leader to meet our short and long-term ambitions.  We need someone capable of shaping the new identity that will be CELT by working together with the two predecessor trusts.  The ability to lead strategically CELT’s diverse multi-academy trust whose catchment area spans 25% of Cornwall’s community will be important.  As will your experience of showing that you can strike the right inward and outward focus that promotes excellence while engaging key stakeholders in the wider community.  

We pride ourselves on our child-centred approach where young people are truly at the heart of everything we do.  Our new Chief Executive will promote this important principle.  Furthermore, your repertoire of skills will include the ability to empower and support staff to inspire all our young people to raise their aspirations and reach their goals.  

The ideal candidate may be a professional from an education background at Executive Head or CEO level looking to take on a bigger challenge.  Equally, you may have limited exposure to education but be operating in a quality assured, multi-site environment with the propensity to absorb information about the education arena quickly.  Irrespective of your background, you will be ambitious for improving the life chances of young people in Cornwall and possess the strategic nous and vision that will take people with you.  

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Michael Watson on or call 020 3194 3473.

Closing: Monday 12th November at 9am

Interviews: 4th & 5th December

CELT is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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More about Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT)
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: St Austell Business Park, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4FD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1637 857959
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Newquay Education Trust (NET) and Peninsula Learning Trust (PLT) will officially merge into one Trust on the 1st September 2019. This new Trust will be called Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT). It will initially comprise of four secondary scho...