Chief Operating Officer, Northamptonshire

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Nene Education TrustNorthamptonshire

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Start date: As soon as possible pending notice period
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

The Nene Education Trust is a forward thinking and expanding multi academy trust that aims to deliver excellent opportunities and outcomes for all its learners. ‘Developing character, raising aspirations and celebrating achievement’ are the principles at the heart of all that we do.   

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, experienced and innovative professional who can provide dynamic leadership across our business and operational activities.    The successful candidate will share our values and vision, contribute at a strategic level to the future direction and development of the Trust and provide operational leadership to key areas of our business.

With five academies in the Trust and plans for further growth over the next 12 months, we are looking for an exceptional individual who will thrive on the challenge of:

• Contributing at a strategic level to the development of the Trust’s Business Plan to deliver the Trust’s vision for growth and excellence.  

• Providing strong leadership, inspiration and direction to our non-academic service areas and central team the central team to ensure our academies are fully supported and our academic goals realised.

• Leading on a range of large scale capital/development projects and driving efficiencies to enhance the learning environment and opportunities available to all our children and young people 

We are looking for a strategic leader with proven business and/or finance leadership and management at a senior level combined with significant knowledge and understanding of policymaking, accounting, company and charity law and governance.   A good awareness and understanding of the education sector and the funding challenges that we face will be an advantage. 

The successful candidate will also have integrity, creativity, energy, resilience and the ability to work collaboratively and draw on the expertise of others.

This is a new post and an exciting opportunity for the right person.  For more information or an application form, please visit our website, www.neneeducationtrust.org.uk .  For an informal and confidential discussion with our retained Consultant Steve Pugh, please call 01562 881 007 or email stephen.pugh@thesearchconsultant.co.uk .  Please return completed applications to Steve Pugh, at the above email address. 

Closing date:  9.00 am on 14 January 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 22 January 2019

The Nene Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Central Office, Mountbatten Way, Raunds, Northamptonshire, NN9 6PA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1933 627081
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