Chief Operations Officer (COO), Farnham, Surrey

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Weydon Multi Academy TrustFarnham, Surrey

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: c. £70,000
Contract term: Permanent

Managing HR, facilities, IT, marketing and development for five exceptional academies.

It’s one unique challenge.

Weydon Academy Trust is going from strength to strength. As the largest employer in the Farnham and Haslemere area, we operate five schools (three secondaries and two special schools) and are making an enormous difference to the life chances of young people in Surrey. Like most educational organisations, we face significant funding challenges but our finances are in excellent order and we are embarking on a number of ambitious capital projects that will further improve our outstanding campuses.

Now we need you to take us to the next level.

Leading the creation of systems and processes that will accelerate our growth, you will embed best practice in everything we do and help us develop the considerable talent within our team. We want all our schools to reach the top 5% nationally for academic progress, and you will closely partner the Director of Finance to ensure that our Principals enjoy the resources they need to succeed. More broadly, your remit will span all non-academic aspects of our operations, including HR, facilities management, IT, marketing and business development – so every day will bring fresh and exciting challenges.

A seasoned senior manager within an educational or business setting, you will bring expert knowledge of academy financial management and policymaking plus a good awareness of company and charity law, accounting and governance. Leading far-reaching projects from conception to completion should be second nature to you, and you will be an inspiring leader who can bring people together and release their full potential. Above all, you will join us with a wealth of fresh ideas and the drive and determination to make them happen.

If you would like any further information or to arrange a school visit or conversation with the CEO, John Winter, please contact Katherine Lockett on 01252 725052 or email: 

How to Apply 

To apply, please submit your CV (containing details of two referees), a completed Declaration and Monitoring Form and a personal statement (no more than 1,500 words detailing how you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the PS and JD) for the attention of John Winter, CEO, to email:

Closing date: Noon on Monday 10th December 2018.

Initial interviews will take place w/c 10th December 2018, although we reserve the right to interview earlier than this date.

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More about Weydon Multi Academy Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Weydon School, Weydon Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8UG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1252 725052

About the Trust

The Trust has been formed since April 2017; it resulted as a consequence of a group of local Headteachers wanting to work together to create even better opportunities for the students. We are now three secondary schools, and two speci...