Trust Principal, York

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South Bank Multi Academy TrustYork

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £84,339 - £95,333 pro rata (L32 – L37)
Contract term: Permanent

Time: Part time 3 days per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary:  £84,339 - £95,333 pro rata (L32 – L37), depending on experience

The South Bank Multi Academy Trust in York is seeking an outstanding strategic leader to serve as Trust Principal.  As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for providing inspirational leadership within our collaborative structure, as the Trust grows and develops to fulfil its mission of providing the best possible education to all our students.

The Trust operates on the principle that all schools are equal partners, with a non-hierarchical structure that allows headteachers and governors to play a full role in the Trust’s operation.  The Trust Principal is the Trust’s senior executive leader, equivalent to a Chief Executive in other trusts. 

This is a rare opportunity to lead a growing Trust at a formative stage.  Our schools span the full range of Ofsted categories, each with its own needs.  Your challenge will be to ensure that every school reaches its full potential, while developing the Trust as an entity that provides support, challenge, value and accountability to become more than the sum of its parts.  You will empower your colleagues to ensure that through motivational leadership and dynamic teaching and learning, the Trust helps its students progress not just academically, but as fully developed individuals ready to flourish wherever their lives take them.

For further details of the post, and to download an application pack, please visit

To apply, please send your application letter and CV to the Clerk, Sophie Triffitt, at

To discuss the position or arrange a visit, please contact the Chair of Trustees, Edwin Thomas, via the Trust office on 01904 553760 or by e-mailing the Clerk.

Deadline: 12 noon, Wednesday 18 April.  Interviews scheduled for 25 and 26 April.

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More about South Bank Multi Academy Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 2RU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1904 553760