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Senior Education Leader (SEL)

Diocese of Chichester Academy TrustBrighton and Hove

Helping every child achieve their God-given potential

Are you ready for more?

We are a thriving Trust on the south coast of England with 11 current schools and 3855 children and 550 staff. We are preparing for 40% further growth between April 2021 and December 2021. These are exciting times. We are looking for a highly skilled Primary Senior Education Leader to lead our new West Region of primary schools. This role will start from September 2021 or sooner if possible. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for an initial group of schools in our growing West Region – likely to include Chichester, Fareham, the Isle of Wight and Bournemouth. 

You will need to: 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to every child achieving their God-given potential
  • Be willing and able to develop yourself and others to achieve this for our children
  • Be prepared to ‘roll your sleeves up’ and walk alongside school leaders, as well as lead and support our headteachers
  • Be willing and able to travel 
  • Be an experienced primary headteacher
  • Lead in the context of a Church of England Trust

Candidates should submit:

  • A completed application form (CVs will not be acceptable)
  • A supporting statement of no more than four sides of A4 size 11 font

Completed applications should be addressed to Beruk Berhane, Deputy CEO and sent to

The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

Interviews will be held on 11th and 12th March.  For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Jo Saunders, Head of Operations, 01273 056288 or

Shortlisting Date: 4-5th March 2021

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check upon appointment.

More information about the Trust can be found on our website

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