Chief Executive Officer, York

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy TrustYork

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £114,918 – £133,268 (L44-L50) starting salary open to negotiation for the right candidate.
Contract term: Permanent

“Fulfilling the Church's mission to evangelise and make Christ known to all"

The opportunity:

The Diocese of Middlesbrough is transforming! Our structure of schools and academies are to be formed into 3 large Regional Catholic Academy Trusts serving the Northern, Central and Southern regions of the Diocese.  These system leading Trusts will place Catholic education in the Diocese at the forefront of the national schools system, securing outstanding Catholic education for all our children and young people whilst protecting and developing the Catholic identity and mission of our schools.

Following the successful opening of our Northern and Southern Regional Trust’s, we are planning to open our Central Regional Trust in September 2019 under the direction of a Chief Executive Officer. The Trust will comprise of 20 schools including primary and secondary; covering the areas of North Yorkshire, City of York and East Riding.

This exciting, career defining, opportunity has arisen for an outstanding visionary leader. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual who will provide the strategic direction and educational leadership needed in shaping the future of the Central Regional Trust, St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust.

The candidate will:

  • have proven leadership and management skills within diverse and complex organisations;
  • be inspirational and credible
  • have a proven successful track record raising standards.
  • be a practicing Catholic.

For an initial informal chat (in complete confidence) please call Kevin Duffy, Director of School  Diocese of Middlesbrough on 01642 850505 in the first instance.
Alternatively, please contact Jenn Wallis to request an application pack by email to

Closing Date: Noon 26th April 2019
Interview Date: 9th and 10th May 2019

The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is central to our ethos and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to supply three references, including a Faith Reference and undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Section 128 Barring check to comply with the Safeguarding and Child Protection policies of the Trust.

More about St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust
Address: Mill Mount Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1BJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1904 647877