Chief Operating Officer, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Closing date:New this week

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy TrustWakefield, West Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: Required as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £80,000 (negotiable, depending on experience for an exceptional candidate)
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust for a Chief Operating Officer to provide executive leadership across the Trust.

The Trust, formed in 2012, is a large Catholic multi academy trust; its central team office is located in the Nostell Business Park, Wakefield at present. Working closely with the Diocese of Leeds and currently comprising ten Catholic primary schools and two Catholic secondary schools, the BKCAT is committed to working in partnership to provide the highest possible standards of Catholic education for our children.

This executive level position will be directly accountable to the Trust Board and will be responsible for the development and implementation of Trust-wide strategies and action plans for the improvement of educational standards and governance. The post holder will work to create a culture of continuous improvement, to secure the highest possible achievement in every aspect of the Trust’s provisions, ensuring the Trust has a vibrant and inclusive ethos which actively values and promotes diversity, where everyone is treated fairly and equally.

Through inspirational leadership the successful candidate should ensure that BKCAT’s unique Catholic values are upheld and that the Trust’s academies, children and staff achieve continued growth and success.

The successful candidate will have Board experience and a demonstrable track record of success in delivering high quality operational services with exceptional leadership and team building capabilities. 

Information packs and application forms are available at

Please send your completed application form for the attention of Charles Gillott, Chair of Trust Board, via Jacquie Devoy by email: or post: Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust, The Zucchi Suite, Nostell Business Estate, Nostell, Wakefield WF4 1AB.

Closing date: Midday on 9th April 2018

Selection Event: 18th and 19th April 2018

The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Section 128 (Prohibition from Management) check.

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More about The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust
Address: C/o St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School, Barnsley Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6EQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 229323
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