Chief Executive Officer, Kent

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The Primary First TrustKent

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Start date: January 2019 (earlier if available)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Established in November 2013, The Primary First Trust is a highly regarded Multi Academy Trust of 8 schools in Kent, Bexley and Medway.  The Trust’s vision is to surround children with excellence by collectively and collaboratively working with schools to improve the quality of outcomes afforded to children within the Trust.

The Trustees are seeking to recruit a CEO who will take the Trust forward into its new and exciting phase. It will be key for the new CEO to be an outstanding inspirational strategic leader who can build on our current strengths and develop further our capacity for growth.  It is vital the new CEO supports the values and ethos of The Primary First Trust.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees you will:

  • Inspire and empower others to share in achieving the goals of the Trust;
  • Take responsibility for the performance of all the academies within the Trust;
  • Be an outstanding leader with wide experience in leadership from an education background and be committed to educational excellence for all pupils in the Trust;
  • Have a demonstrable track record of success in leading an organisation through change;
  • Fulfill the role of Accounting Officer for the Trust.

This is a rare opportunity to work with the Trustees in leading and developing an established Trust with an impressive track record of Surrounding Children with Excellence.

Information packs and details of how to apply are available on the Careers page of The Primary First Trust website:  For general recruitment enquiries, please contact Hardeep Hullait at: or call 01474 565903.

To arrange an informal and confidential discussion about the role or the Trust with the Chair of the Board please contact: Sarah Thompson at or call 01474 565903. 

Closing date:   Monday 02 July 2018 – midnight 
Shortlisting Meeting:  Friday 06 July 2018
Interviews:  Day 1 – 19 July 2018  
                   Day 2 – 20 July 2018
Candidates are asked to provisionally hold both dates for interview. 

The Primary First Trust is comprised of Barnehurst Infant and Barnehurst Junior Schools, Cuxton Infant and Cuxton Junior Schools, Lessness Heath Primary School, Mayplace Primary School, Wayfield Primary School and Westcourt Primary School.

The Primary First Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Job location

More about The Primary First Trust
Type: English Primary Schools
Address: The White House, Imperial Business Park, Clifton Marine Parade, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0DY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1474 565903
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