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Director of Education

Director of Education

Great Academies Education Trust


  • £93,902 - £108,776 per year
  • Quick apply
  • Expired
Leadership Scale L29-L35
Job type:
Full Time, Part Time, Permanent
Start date:
April 2024
Apply by:
27 November 2023

Job overview

Director of Education


Full Time (0.8 FTE considered)

Salary: Leadership Scale L29-35 (£93,902-£108,776) STPC

Are you looking for a role which will have a direct impact on the lives of young people across Tameside and Rochdale? 

We are looking for exceptional individual to join our Central Team as trust Director of Education. The post holder will have ambition, drive and vision and will subscribe to our values and cultures. They will lead our approach to academic improvements, working with our schools, managing our school improvements team and driving up standards to improve the academic outcomes in all of our academies. The post will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and be reportable to the Board of Trustees

About our Trust 

Great Academies Education Trust (GAET) is a multi-academy trust (MAT) currently comprising of four academies. We have ambition to grow in line with the Government’s agenda to increase schools supported through MAT’s. It is a really exciting time to join us! 

We offer excellent staff benefits which includes enhanced annual leave, access to Westfield Health and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund as well as access to onsite fitness suite and a cycle to work scheme. 

About You 

You will have a wide range of experience as a successful educationalist within a complex reporting environment. You will have an in depth understanding of current education policy and performance measures and the challenges associated with this. You will be able to translate education methods, data, trends and insights into usable information, presenting your work to key stakeholders in formats they will understand. Above all, you will have the passion to drive forward school improvement plans, supporting those who need to implement them.

You will be able to develop collaborative working relationships, prioritising your workload, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines. You will be a strong people manager, able to get the best out of your team and support them to contribute fully to the trust strategy. 

Your work ethic will role model our GAET Values:

Genuine - mutually trusting, open, honest and reflective. 

Respect(ful) to all without ego or arrogance. 

Excellent at what they do, striving for excellence and intolerant of mediocrity. 

Achievement focussed- an aspirational understanding that academic excellence is the goal and how we support that in our own areas of work. 

Together - believing that we can make the biggest difference when we work as a strong team.

You will have flexibility in your approach to work, working between the central office and schools. We operate a hybrid working model which includes working from home. 

About the Role 

This is an exciting role and an opportunity to work with the Chief Executive Officer and a strong Trust Board with great colleagues, great support and great students. 

Please visit our website for the vacancy pack including job description and person specification. Applications for the role can be made by submitting a fully completed application form, outlining how your experience meets the person specification to

Great Academies Education Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, you will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service if you are offered the position


Please join us on Teams on Tuesday 21st November at 4pm to hear more about the role and our trust. To receive a link please email


Alternatively, if you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Brendan Loughran (CEO) directly on 07741 019 117. 


Closing date for applications: 27/11/2023 at 5pm. 

The interviews are expected to take place on 5th and/or 6th December 2023

Attached documents

About Great Academies Education Trust

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