Chief Executive Officer, Wardle, Rochdale

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wardle Academy TrustWardle, Rochdale

Date posted:
Start date: Required for September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £85,000 to £125,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Chief Executive Officer – Wardle Trust 

With our founding Chief Executive Officer’s impending retirement, Wardle Trust is looking for an exceptional candidate to build on the excellent achievements already made. The successful candidate will lead expansion and secure high quality educational experiences for all pupils, students and stakeholders.  

Working in partnership with the academies within this mixed Trust and reporting directly to the Trustees, you would be committing to shaping and driving a truly schools-led improvement system, from Early Years through to GCSE, across a diverse range of provision. 

Building on an already high-performing schools system, and a strong collective ethos, Wardle Trust aspires to go further in empowering and enabling schools to work together, to share good practice, and to support and hold each other to account on behalf of our children and young people. 

The role of Chief Executive Officer of Wardle Trust represents a unique opportunity for an ambitious and highly capable individual to lead and shape this growing organisation - an organisation owned and governed by school leaders, with school improvement and exceptional opportunity at its heart. 

The Trust is a dynamic and growing organisation. There will be ongoing internal and external demands. The successful applicant will need to respond to these under the direction of the members and Trust Board over time. 

The candidate will be an inspirational and aspirational leader with strong interpersonal skills who will build a foundation of professional relationships that encourage collaborative and transparent working. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of achieving and managing cultural and organisational change and of leading improvement and efficiency within a complex organisation. 

How to apply:

1. Please complete the separate application and monitoring form. 

2. In addition you are asked to provide a personal statement on the application form detailing: 

· Why the post attracts you 

· What specific skills do you believe you have to offer that will bring continued growth and success to our Trust

3. Please send your application by email to:- 

Dot White – Head of HR Email: whited@wardletrust.co.uk 

Closing date and time: 1.00 pm on Thursday 22nd February 2018.


Please note: References will be requested upon receipt of your application, prior to short-listing taking place, unless you clearly state you prefer for references not to be obtained at this early stage.



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Address: Birch Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 9RD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1706 399 232
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