Deputy Chief Executive

Tyne Coast Academy TrustSouth Tyneside

Deputy Chief Executive

Tyne Coast Academy Trust Salary £86,808 - £92,088 per annum (Salary is negotiable for a suitable candidate)

Required for September 2021

Tyne Coast Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional, highly aspirational and motivated, dynamic leader with a strong, proven track record of sustained school improvement to join us as our Deputy Chief Executive.  This role will report directly to the Chief Executive and will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of TCAT.

Tyne Coast Academy Trust represents the joining of schools across the north east region who share a collective vision for excellence in education at all stages.  Our family of schools work together to achieve our mission to provide the highest quality education and training, preparing young people for the future.  The Trust currently consists of five schools and also benefits from being in the unique position of being sponsored by Tyne Coast College a world class college with a reputation for excellence. 

The Deputy Chief Executive will oversee the Trust on a day-to-day basis bringing together an oversight of all of the work the Trust undertakes.  The DCEO will lead and manage all services, operations and school improvement activities including line managing Headteachers/Principals, ensuring maximum outcomes for all, in all areas, ensuring school leaders receive the appropriate balance of challenge, support and professional development whilst ensuring robust accountability.  The DCEO will also set the culture across all schools ensuring seamless communications, understanding and joint working.

An experienced professional, you will be able to demonstrate successful strategic leadership, excellent people management skills, a proven record of successful school improvement leadership and have knowledge and experience of building systems and reporting mechanisms that enable accountability across the MAT.

We are looking for someone with a vision for success, a commitment to fostering a culture of quality and service, who will be an effective ambassador with our many partners and stakeholders.  A strategic thinker with strong communication skills and a meticulous attention to detail you will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for building capacity and growth.

In return you will receive on-going professional development and strong, consistent support from a dedicated CEO, Trustees, central trust team and Head Teachers / Principals.

Potential candidates are invited to contact Melissa Dobrianski, HR Manager by emailing  to arrange a suitable time to discuss the post with our Chief Executive, Dr Lindsey Whiterod CBE.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9 April 2021 and interviews will take place on or after 22 April 2021.  You must fully complete the application form using the job description and person specification to identify how you meet the criteria for the post.

Tyne Coast Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS with barred list check. 

Application packs and further information can be found on the Tyne Coast Academy Trust website or by contacting Melissa Dobrianski, HR Manager at mdobrianski@tynecoas 


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