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CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

Aspire Multi - Academy TrustNottinghamshire

The Aspire Multi-Academy Trust, Nottinghamshire

Salary £83,971- £90,379 per year (L29-L32)

Full Time, Permanent

Start date week commencing 29th August 2022

Apply by Monday 13th December 2021

The Aspire Multi-Academy Trust is an established but forward-looking MAT with a strong Christian ethos which is working to ensure the best possible outcome for its children’s education across its seven Nottinghamshire primary academies. We are a family of church and non-church, converter and sponsored academies working together and with an ambition to expand.

Our vision is to provide outstanding education and opportunities for all young people which is offered through local academies, rooted in local communities, with local people helping to shape learning for their children. Although our vision and ethos are based on strong Christian principles the Aspire MAT is open to church and non-church schools which are prepared to share the same vision and ethos.

The Trust is seeking a new CEO for the next phase of its development to succeed our current leader. We are looking for a strategic and pragmatic leader who can demonstrate the impact of their leadership on our schools and communities. Evidence of your ability to lead, enable and empower those around you will be key to your success and the ongoing success of the Trust. Our CEO needs to have a demonstrable and successful track record in school leadership and a clear understanding of the strategic and practical elements of school improvement to develop and implement our school improvement strategy, working with our team of experienced and ambitious headteachers.

Our Trust believes in the value of maintaining the identity and autonomy of our academies so that they can identify and respond to the needs of their school communities with local knowledge and understanding, whilst sharing best practice. The CEO and academy leadership team will strike an effective balance between autonomy and centralisation to provide peer support, professional development, and best use of financial and workforce resources.

If you are a strategic and inspirational leader and experienced educationalist; able to demonstrate a high level of school improvement knowledge, skills and success; have a clear vision for developing the reputation and standing of Aspire; able to manage risk and financial complexity; and have the personal credibility required to lead a dynamic organisation – please get in touch.

The CEO Recruitment Pack and application form are available on the Trust website at

In addition, you are requested to provide a personal statement of no more than two A4 pages detailing:

 Why this role attracts you.

 How your experience, competencies and skills align to the criteria in the person specification, with evidence of impact from your career history.

We welcome visits to our schools from interested candidates. Arrangements can be made for onsite visits or to have an informal discussion with the Chair of Trustees at a mutually convenient time. Please email with your contact details to arrange this. 

Please return your application and personal statement directly to or via the TES Portal.

Closing date:

Applications are welcome up to Monday 13th December 2021 at 6 pm.

First and second interviews: w/c 10th January 2022

Start date: Autumn term 2022 w/c 29th August 2022.

Please note that references will be requested only for shortlisted candidates, but prior to interview.

We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. We expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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