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Regional Director


Regional Director

Reports to: Director of Secondary

Start date:  September 2021 or as soon as reasonably possible.

Location: London

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable depending on experience

Closing date: Wednesday 19th May, 9am

Interviews and assessment: w/c 24th May

Ark is an education charity and one of the country’s most successful school groups. Our network of 38 schools educates around 26,000 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference. Our network comprises both new start-up schools, built to provide pupil places for communities that need them; and transition schools, typically in difficult circumstances that have joined the network to secure rapid improvement.

Each of our schools has its own ethos and distinctive character, reflecting its local community. But they all share the same mission: to make sure that every pupil can go to university or into the career of their choice.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join one of the country’s most established national MATs, leading a region and, dependent upon your interests and experience, also taking responsibility for aspects of network strategy. You would join a team of exceptional school leaders and national experts in curriculum and teacher development, all working together to build sustainable excellence in all of our schools.

Our secondary schools are currently organised into 3 separate regions, each led by a Regional Director. This opportunity arises from the promotion of our existing Regional Director to Director of Secondary, and we are seeking to find an exceptional leader to oversee our schools primarily in North and West London.

As a Regional Director, you will have overall responsibility for developing and implementing the strategic educational vision for the schools across a region. Directly responsible for the target setting and performance of your region, you will ensure that principals and senior leaders receive the appropriate balance of challenge, support and professional development to deliver sustainable excellence.

A member of the Ark Schools Leadership team, you will work closely with our other Regional Directors, our Director of Secondary and our Director of Education to align all schools in an unwavering commitment to delivering an entitlement for all students that secures exceptional achievement for all, regardless of background or ability.

You will lead on the design, development and promotion of the education offer for the region, and as appropriate, you will also lead on aspects of the wider network strategy. As a highly influential advocate for the region, you will work closely with the region’s senior leaders to strengthen the profile of Ark and each of our schools with parents, stakeholders and the entire community we serve.

Find out more and apply via our dedicated Careers portal. 

Please contact Jerry Collins, Director of Secondary, at or 07961 445916 or Alexia di Marco at for an informal, confidential conversation about the role.

We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

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