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Job details
Employer The Academy Trust of Melksham
Location Wiltshire
Salary £80,309 pro rata
Contract type Part Time / Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

The Academy Trust of Melksham (ATOM) is seeking an interim CEO, to lead short-term improvement across our seven primary schools and one secondary school.

ATOM is looking to appoint an interim CEO following the resignation of our part-time CEO. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding leader with demonstrable experience of school improvement who is capable of making an immediate impact. You will work with the Board of Trustees to begin the improvements required to meet our longer term ambitions building on the recommendations of our recent OFSTED inspection. 

It is anticipated that this interim appointment will be for approximately six to twelve months. The Board of Trustees will be seeking to appoint permanently to the CEO position within the next year.

ATOM was formed on 1 April 2015 with a mix of church and non-church schools and a clear aim of delivering great education for young people in Melksham and its surrounding villages. In its first two years ATOM has successfully shared expertise and resources across our academies, building on existing collaborations and good practices.

Flexibility is available regarding hours; our interim appointment could be full-time or part-time with a minimum requirement of two days per week.

A competitive remuneration is available for an outstanding candidate.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Paul White, Chair of Trustees, on 07813 970444. Please email to receive a copy of the candidates pack. Further information about the Academy Trust can be found on our website 

To apply, please send your CV and a short covering letter to

Closing date: noon, Monday 26 June 2017.

Our underlying principles 

  • To deliver great education through a commitment to collaboration to benefit the young people in Melksham and its surrounding villages 
  • To create a local solution for the local communities served by the schools in the partnership 
  • To raise aspirations and educational standards and share the great practice within all local schools... 
  • To work on the basis that all of our schools are equal partners – with opportunities for each school within the ATOM to celebrate what they already do well and to develop and improve  the practice of all academies within the trust 
  • To ensure that collaboration, nurture and challenge exists at the heart of our learning community with a culture of aspiration to educational  excellence 
  • To celebrate each schools unique and individual characteristics 
  • To embrace our ‘earned autonomy’ model – enabling high levels of delegation to local governing committees and headteachers.

About the employer

Information about The Academy Trust of Melksham
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Locations and contacts

C/o The Manor School
Ruskin Avenue
SN12 7NG
United Kingdom