Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Education, Nursling, Southampton

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Hamwic Education TrustNursling, Southampton

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Start date: January 2020 (negotiable for an earlier start)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary, 10% retention and performance bonus payable
Contract term: Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic leader to further shape and inspire educational improvement within our Trust

Hamwic Education Trust (HET) is a large, fast-paced Trust with currently 30 academies across the South Coast. Linked to 6 community based partnerships, there are 28 Primary academies, 1 secondary and 1 hospital School.

Due to the retirement of our current Deputy Chief Executive (Standards), we are seeking to recruit a highly motivated successor to lead our education provision and support the CEO in ensuring the highest possible educational outcomes for all pupils within HET.

With educational outcomes at the heart of what we do, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Education) is a key position at HET, in which the right candidate can make a significant positive difference to our academies and pupils.

The successful applicant will be a natural leader, strategic thinker and experienced educationalist with a successful/exemplary track record of school improvement, extensive knowledge of the curriculum, safeguarding and Ofsted. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

As an Ambassador for our Trust, you will represent Hamwic at a number of forums, meetings and network events including with the Regional Schools Commissioner, Department for Education, Local Authorities and at Board level.
The role will involve leading a highly professional and dedicated Education Team to support the academies within HET and raising our educational provision.

The Deputy Chief Executive (Education) will also be the Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer for HET.

If you are ready for a new challenge and enjoy working with an organisation where no day will be the same, then please apply.

This exciting, varied role has a start date of January 2020, however an earlier start might be negotiable.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact our HR team ( to arrange an informal chat.  Should you wish to apply for this vacancy please complete the application form which can be found at

Completed applications should be returned to

Hamwic Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all of our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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More about Hamwic Education Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Unit E, The Mill Yard, Nursling Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 0AJ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 23 8078 6833