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Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

The Shaw Education Trust


  • Expired
£95,000 fixed point
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Required for October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter
Apply by:
7 September 2017

Job overview

Shaw Education Trust seeks applications from outstanding candidates for this exciting new opportunity.

We are keen to appoint an ambitious colleague to this newly created post.  We are looking for a results driven, strategic thinker with proven leadership experience to help us really impact on children’s life chances and transform their futures. We will provide the opportunity to be innovative, creative and ground-breaking. We intend to give rise to something exceptional.

Accountable to the Chief Executive Officer for delivery of all operations, this critical role shall have the primary responsibility of leading the day-to-day work and business of the Trust in accordance with our strategic objectives.  The post-holder will be based in either Newcastle under Lyme, or Bury, but regular travel will be required between both locations.
The Shaw Education Trust is a growing multi-academy trust based in Staffordshire and the North West. We are sponsored by a third sector charity, The Shaw Trust - an organisation realising £130 million annual turnover. The additional capacity our sponsor brings enables us to affect rapid transformation to the lives of young people. We are an innovative, aspirational and motivated Trust determined to affect positive outcomes for all.

We want the very best for our children, is this you? If so we would love to hear from you. Let’s create something special.

If you would like an informal discussion about working for the Shaw Education Trust, please contact: Jo Morgan, Chief Executive Officer;

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.


Application packs are available at   
Your supporting letter should address and evidence the selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification.

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 8th September 2017
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 25th September 2017


Completed application forms may be returned in electronic format addressed to Jo Morgan, Chief Executive Officer via,

If you would prefer to submit a paper application form, please return, marking the envelope Private and Confidential, to:

Jo Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
Shaw Education Trust
The Lodge
Wolstanton High School
Milehouse Lane
Newcastle-Under- Lyme

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About The Shaw Education Trust

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Our collaborative approach

Shaw Education Trust is a growing multi academy trust sponsored by Shaw Trust. We lead and manage academies in all phases, all sectors and in all communities.

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to be successful whatever their starting point. We pledge an unswerving commitment to improve, accelerate and enable ambitious life goals amongst all young people in our academies.

We don't believe in prescribing a curriculum; instead we support our academies to offer a curriculum that deepens knowledge, develops skills and fires the curiosity of students. We also expect each Academy to offer a range of support that addresses life after school, develops students' independence and helps them to prepare for university and the world of work.

Senior leaders at each Academy have the support of a core team and commissioned experts to provide high quality teacher training and development to staff to ensure they are continually developing their good practice.

We also encourage collaboration within and between our academies to create a community of professionals with a wide range of valuable experience and specialist knowledge to share.

Integrity and transparency underpin our accountability approach. We believe in earned autonomy for our academies, with the Trust Board providing the appropriate level of challenge and support - as well as oversight - to each. Local accountability is supported through a system of Academy Councils, with representatives of the whole school community in membership.

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