National Director for Strategy and Quality Improvement, Birmingham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)Birmingham

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

National Director for Strategy and Quality Improvement
Competitive salary + benefits :: Head office Birmingham (work-base flexible)

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is a successful and respected not-for-profit sponsor of 36 primary and secondary academies. Our vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential, whether going on to study at a leading university or entering the world of work. We are determined to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom. 

The Trust’s track record is of sustained achievement and consistent, reflective improvement, but we are never complacent about our direction of travel. Our new strategic goal is to become one of the top 20% highest-performing MATs by 2021, providing a clear conceptual focus and a practical operational framework that will enable every young person to flourish – both as learners, and future citizens. 

Our new National Director for Strategy and Quality Improvement will play a key role in delivering the Trust’s medium to long-term ambitions. The successful candidate will take responsibility for driving our future growth and direction, working as part of the OAT Executive Team. Leading a small team of professionals, the post holder will also manage curriculum design, marketing and communications, data, policy and fundraising.

It’s a role to relish, with unusual levels of scope, influence and opportunity. Part of a focused, collaborative leadership team, our new National Director will be working with motivated and extremely able colleagues across academies and the Trust. The appointed candidate will model and communicate our vision of the future, ensuring quality standards are met; you will therefore need to be intellectually strong, articulate and able to influence the full range of stakeholders and partners. While you may hold Qualified Teacher Status, this is not essential; but you must be able to establish rapid and lasting credibility in every context. Highly numerate and literate, and ideally with project management experience, the strongest candidates will be distinguished by their creativity, open mind, and a relentless focus on outcomes.

For more information, please visit For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Jo Fish or David Gooda at Navigate, our recruitment partner on 0113 287 8445. 

Closing date: noon, 29 March.

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More about Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)
Address: Birmingham Office, 144 Newhall Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1RY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 236 5100
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Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) aims to create a network of inspirational and inclusive schools and academies who share the same values. The network will provide transformational learning and the highest levels of achievement for students and the comm...