Chief Executive Officer, Plymouth

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Connect Academy TrustPlymouth

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L30 – L35 (£80,308 - £90,773) - with potential enhancement for an exceptional candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Chief Executive Officer required for Connect Multi Academy Trust

Are you the strategic leader we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who has a proven track record of getting the best out of people: from pupils to senior leaders, from cleaners to governors so as to provide rich and empowering education for pupils, with results to match. They will need to demonstrate that their strategic vision extends beyond the quantifiable (i.e. SATs scores and MAT size), whilst being clear-sighted about the strategic necessity to grow and raise standards. The ability to collaborate with the Headteacher team so as to create a shared cohesive vision is essential.

Connect Multi Academy Trust consists of five primary schools in close geographical proximity in the vibrant, historic, “Ocean City” of Plymouth, Devon. The trust benefits from a vibrant research group; a pioneering middle-leaders course (through which a number of middle leaders have been trained); a committed team of senior leaders and a values-led headteacher group who provide support and challenge for one another in equal measure. In addition to this we have strong member and director boards with a wealth of talent and skills at the trust’s disposal. 

Therefore, we are looking for a candidate who is able to show how Connect Academy Trust can grow in such a way as to retain, share and develop that which is characteristic of our community’s vision and values. It is imperative that the organisation grows so as to strengthen the trust’s financial footing and to allow for efficiency savings in such a way as to maintain the quality of practice and to enhance the lives of as many pupils as possible. Although we are committed to the children of Plymouth, as an outward looking organisation we are open to creative solutions to achieving growth that reach beyond our immediate vicinity.  

We await an individual to start a new chapter of the organisation, and hope that you have the vision and capacity to make it happen.

Please contact Gina Hurry on 01223 907 976 / 07771 330 123 or ghurry@academicis.co.uk for a confidential conversation or to arrange a Trust visit.

All completed applications to be sent to Gina Hurry E: ghurry@academicis.co.uk by 12 noon on Monday 23rd April 2018

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks where appropriate along with other relevant checks.

We reserve the right to research applicants on social media platforms and the internet, and the panel members may take this into consideration during the recruitment process.



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Address: C/o Leigham Primary School, Cockington Close, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8RF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1752 790990
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