St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi-Academy Company
Catholic Senior Executive Leader (CSEL) – CEO Equivalent – Role Description
Salary Range: In the region of £90,000 (based on the current size of the MAC)
Accountable to: The Board of Directors (typically through the Chair of the Board of Directors). The Performance Committee of the Board is accountable for the performance management, remuneration (pay and other benefits) of the postholder.
Responsible for: Performance of ALL academies and staff within the Multi-Academy Company
The Catholic Senior Executive Leader of St Nicholas Owen Multi-Academy Company, working closely with the MAC’s Board of Directors, will provide visible strategic leadership across the MAC and systems leadership across the Diocese and beyond to drive achievement of high standards in all areas of the MAC’s work, particularly by ensuring the provision of sustainable, outstanding and inclusive education and financial performance while preserving and developing the MAC’s Catholic character.
1. Strategy, Innovation and Systems Leadership
1.1. Providing Christ-centred, strategic leadership to the MAC, role modelling its Catholic vision and values while inspiring and empowering others to share in achieving them.
1.2. Supporting the Board’s development of a robust strategic vision for the MAC, including engaging with other schools, academies and MACs to grow at a progressive and sustainable rate and to merge with others where, in liaison with the Diocesan Education Service, it is deemed appropriate.
1.3. Holding to account on behalf of Directors the MAC’s Senior Executive Management Team (e.g. Principals/Heads of School, the Chief Operating Officer/Business Director, Chief Finance Officer and other senior professional and administrative service staff) and providing leadership and direction to them in delivering agreed strategies, improvement plans and programmes, developing and implementing a workforce strategy incorporating effective deployment of staff across the MAC, performance management, succession planning and developing future Catholic leaders.
1.4. Working in close co-operation with the Chair of the Board and other Directors to ensure that the MAC’s strategic priorities, as agreed with the Board, are fully aligned with the MACs values and its distinctive Catholic character, and are effectively delivered through the MAC’s operational plans and programmes.
1.5. Ensuring an effective strategy for building educational and leadership capacity ahead of need, working in particular to grow systems leadership within senior and middle leaders across the MAC and increasing the MAC’s capacity to improve and to provide support to others.
1.6. Providing a critical interface between Directors, the Company Secretary/Governance Officer/Clerk, Local Academy Committee/Governing Body members / governors, and Senior Executive Management Team members within the MAC to ensure that protocols and processes exist to promote effective joint working and ease of communication.
2. Sustained High Performance and Standards
2.1. Ensuring that the capacity of the organisation is consistent with the requirement to deliver high quality Catholic education provision and related services in an efficient and effective manner and retaining ultimate accountability for the related educational standards and outcomes for pupils.
2.2. Promoting an attitude and a culture which values innovation and creativity.
2.3. Ensuring that rigorous performance management systems exist throughout the MAC designed to monitor and review the overall effectiveness of its provision and services and promoting continuous improvement across all areas.
2.4. Championing individual and collective learning, development and continuous improvement within the organisation.
3. Collaboration, Partnerships and External Engagement and Communications
3.1. Acting as the driving force for the ongoing development of the Catholic Life of the MAC, role modelling what systems leadership means within Catholic education.
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