Chief Executive Officer, Reading

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Baylis Court TrustReading

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contract term: Permanent

If you’re a financially astute and entrepreneurial leader with lots of drive and resilience and a successful track record in the high-level leadership of an educational or similarly complex organisation, consider a move to the Baylis Court Trust as Chief Executive Officer.

We’re a thriving Multi Academy Trust (MAT) based in Reading consisting of two high performing secondary schools and one infant school. We’re also currently going through a ‘due diligence’ process to bring a recently approved primary school on board. Our current CEO, who has been here seven years, was instrumental in taking us to MAT status. We are now looking for a similarly inspirational leader to carry on the great work to date and take us to even greater heights in the future.

Our objective is to grow the Trust to a size of a minimum of six schools. This is your chance to be the driving force that makes that happen. As well as providing strategic and operational leadership to the Trust, you will collaborate with other schools and academies and play your part nationally in the academy’s movement. We will also rely on you to develop and expand the current services offered and introduce new provisions and partnerships that will benefit the local communities. Working with the Board and Executive Leadership team to achieve the Trust’s business strategy, plans and targets will be important too. And, when it comes to ensuring long term sustainability through effective governance, sound finances and the delivery of positive outcomes for pupils, again, we will count on you.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and with Qualified Teacher Status. What’s more, you can bring a proven track record of successful school improvement and an excellent understanding of MAT governance and Accounting Officer roles as set out in the relevant handbooks. Used to working alongside a Board of Trustees or a governing body, you are adept at influencing others too, including governors, head teachers and principals. Crucially, you have a real flair for setting, and successfully delivering challenging performance targets and a natural ability to manage, develop, coach and mentor a senior leadership team.

To find out more about Baylis Court Trust, go to:

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this position to:

If you would like to visit, please contact Allison Worley, HR Manager on: 01753 916065.

The closing date for applications is noon, 24 February 2019

Interviews will take place on 20 & 21 March 2019 and will be a two day process.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Baylis Court Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: c/o Reading Girls' School, Northumberland Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 986 1336
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As our family of schools grows we are keen to ensure that high academic standards are at the core of our work.

We want our schools to develop further whilst maintaining their own uniqueness. It is this uniqueness that help to make the Trust a special...