Chief Executive Officer, Tower Hamlets

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University Schools Trust, East London (UST)Tower Hamlets

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Start date: January 2020 (earlier if possible)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £126,000 to £135,000 pa
Contract term: Permanent

The University Schools Trust is a unique partnership of six world-leading universities and four sector-leading bodies who are working together to deliver a shared vision of inclusive, high-quality and transformational education delivered by schools which are deeply rooted in the communities they serve. The Trust is exceptionally aspirational for the young people it currently serves and we are deeply committed to extending our work in order to have an even greater impact on educational outcomes for young people. Established in September 2016, the University Schools Trust currently has two member schools located in two London Boroughs:  St Paul’s Way Trust School, an Outstanding all-through school (Foundation to Sixth Form) in Tower Hamlets - and Royal Greenwich Trust School, a former UTC which is now a successful Sixth-Form College and in the process of becoming a mainstream secondary school by admitting the third cohort of Year 7 students in September 2019.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and inspirational leader who can demonstrate outstanding skills, knowledge and achievement directly relevant to this post.

Leading the Executive Team, the CEO will be able to define and deliver the vision, values and ethos of and for the Trust, which they will need to articulate at a strategic level and be able to inspire and empower others to share in achieving it. The role will build on the strengths of all the schools within the Trust. The CEO will ensure the growth of the Trust in terms of member schools, including the development of the School of Education as a trading arm of the Trust.

Details on how to apply and further details about this role, can be found under “Work with Us” on  Please note we do not accept CV’s alone.

To arrange a visit or an informal and confidential discussion about the role with Christine Whatford, Interim CEO, please email Lynne Gemba at  or 020 3405 9340.

Closing Date: 5 pm, Monday 9th September 2019
Shortlisting: Friday 13th September 2019
Interviews: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September 2019
Candidates are provisionally asked to hold both dates for interview.

The University Schools Trust, East London 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 required to undergo an enhanced DBS Check.

More about University Schools Trust, East London (UST)
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o St Paul's Way Trust School, 125 St Paul's Way, London, E3 4FT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7987 1883