Regional Director Primary, London

Closing date:Expiring today


Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Regional Director – Primary

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 our schools. As a Regional Director for Primary, you will have overall responsibility for developing and implementing the strategic educational vision for Primary 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 and the Directors of Education to unite 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.

Ark are working in partnership with Propelo to recruit for this position. To register your interest in the role and for a confidential conversation please contact Corrina O’Beirne or James Sturdy from Propelo on 01273 222 877 or 01904 567818.

To learn more about this opportunity and to apply please visit: All applications should be sent to

Salary: Highly competitive package, negotiable according to experience 

Proposed start Date: September 2020

Contract: Permanent, full-time

Location: London, with travel required in the region

Closing date:  10th April 2020 at 10am

Interviews: Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

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. 

More about Ark
Type: English Secondary Schools
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 Ark is an education charity and one of the country’s most successful school groups.  Our goal is to help give children the best start in life, regardless of their background. 

Our network of 38 schools educates around 26,000 pupils in...