Chief Operating Officer, Staffordshire

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The Shaw Education TrustStaffordshire

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Start date: Required for October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £95,000 fixed point
Contract term: Permanent

Shaw Education Trust seeks applications from outstanding candidates for this exciting new opportunity.

We are keen to appoint an ambitious colleague to this newly created post.  We are looking for a results driven, strategic thinker with proven leadership experience to help us really impact on children’s life chances and transform their futures. We will provide the opportunity to be innovative, creative and ground-breaking. We intend to give rise to something exceptional.

Accountable to the Chief Executive Officer for delivery of all operations, this critical role shall have the primary responsibility of leading the day-to-day work and business of the Trust in accordance with our strategic objectives.  The post-holder will be based in either Newcastle under Lyme, or Bury, but regular travel will be required between both locations.
The Shaw Education Trust is a growing multi-academy trust based in Staffordshire and the North West. We are sponsored by a third sector charity, The Shaw Trust - an organisation realising £130 million annual turnover. The additional capacity our sponsor brings enables us to affect rapid transformation to the lives of young people. We are an innovative, aspirational and motivated Trust determined to affect positive outcomes for all.

We want the very best for our children, is this you? If so we would love to hear from you. Let’s create something special.

If you would like an informal discussion about working for the Shaw Education Trust, please contact: Jo Morgan, Chief Executive Officer;

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.


Application packs are available at   
Your supporting letter should address and evidence the selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification.

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 8th September 2017
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 25th September 2017


Completed application forms may be returned in electronic format addressed to Jo Morgan, Chief Executive Officer via,

If you would prefer to submit a paper application form, please return, marking the envelope Private and Confidential, to:

Jo Morgan
Chief Executive Officer
Shaw Education Trust
The Lodge
Wolstanton High School
Milehouse Lane
Newcastle-Under- Lyme

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More about The Shaw Education Trust
Address: The Lodge, Wolstanton High School, Milehouse Lane, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 9JU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1782 742 910
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