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Job details
Employer Ocean Learning Trust
Location Bournemouth
Salary c.£70,000 FTE (negotiable according to skills and experience)
Contract type Part Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Chief Operating Officer for Ocean Learning Trust in Bournemouth.

Initially 0.6 with flexibility to increase hours in line with Trust growth.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen as Chief Operating Officer for a growing Multi-Academy Trust in Bournemouth.

The newly created role requires an inspirational leader is committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes and opportunities for the children within the MAT. The successful applicant will be experienced in Education, Finance and Accounting, and be able to support and contribute at Board level.

Ocean Learning Trust was formed in July 2015, when three church schools and one community school collaborated. It is imperative the Trust grows to ensure its long-term sustainability, and the CEO is seeking to appoint a COO to work in conjunction with him to ensure a long and successful future for the Trust. With other potential schools already in the pipeline to join the Trust, the newly created role of COO has huge scope and potential to develop further over the coming months/years as the Trust grows.

The Trust has a strong and supportive Board of Directors drawn from education, voluntary sector and business backgrounds. The CEO is seeking a Chief Operating Officer with equally strong business skills at a strategic leadership level, who is ready to take on the challenge of developing the Ocean Learning Trust alongside the CEO, and Board of Directors.

We would urge candidates to visit one of the Academies prior to an application, so that we can answer questions you may have and you can engage with the ethos and vision for the Trust.

In the first instance, if you would like further information, a confidential conversation or to arrange a visit please contact Grace Rowley at Academicis on: M: 07901-585959 E:  T: 01223-907973

All applications to be sent to Grace Rowley no later than noon on Monday 15th May 2017.

Closing Date: Monday 15th May 2017, noon
Interview: Thursday 18th or Friday 19th May 2017

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.

We reserve the right to research applicants on social media platforms and the internet, and the Trust Board of Directors may take this into consideration during the recruitment process.

Locations and contacts

C/o Bethany Church Of England Junior School
Knole Road
United Kingdom