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Chief Executive Officer

Falcon Education Academies TrustWakefield

Falcon Education Academies Trust is a relatively newly established Multi-Academy Trust working across the North of England. The Trust is committed to excellence in education and to an uncompromising professionalism in everything we do. Our students and staff are at the heart of our organisation and we are committed to delivering high-quality outcomes.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to take forward and develop our Trust in its next stages of development and growth. 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 by both precept and example; one who can wholeheartedly embrace the Vision and Values of the Trust and will empower others to do the same. The Trust has invested in strong leaders within the central structure and, along with the leaders in the schools, 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; you understand that financial probity and strong governance are at the heart of a secure organisation, and you will be someone who never loses sight of our young people being at the heart of every decision we make.

If you have the determination to make a positive difference, have a track record of strong leadership, 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 and are looking to take on a bigger challenge and make a difference to the life-chances of young people. Alternatively, you may come from a quality- assured, service-focussed and multi-site environment and be knowledgeable and ambitious to improve the life challenges of young people. Wherever you come from, you will possess the strategic vision that will take people with you.

This is a unique position for a unique individual who will thrive on the challenge of continuous change. The bespoke operation of the trust will require expert understanding of rapid intervention to secure school improvement, but will also benefit from a level of business acumen to support the due-diligence process, and the consequent planning and completion projects, to ensure delivery with regard to all areas beyond school improvement.

We hope to appoint our new CEO to commence work as early in 2021 as possible. Whilst the administrative Head Office of Falcon Education Trust is based in West Yorkshire, this role will benefit from flexible working location arrangements.

To discover more about this exciting opportunity and for an information pack, please visit

If you have any queries, concerns or require support with the completion of your application form due to a disability, or if you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Anne-Marie Holdsworth who will be very happy to help: or 07783 880953.

Completed applications should be submitted to:

Closing date: Midday on Monday, 18 January 2021.

Two-stage interviews: w/c 25 January 2021.

Falcon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

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