Vacancies at Great Academies

The Trust is keen to grow its own strong workforce and provide opportunity and career pathways within the Trust and across the Trust partner schools.

Director of Education

Permanent

Full Time (0.8 FTE considered)

Salary: Leadership Scale L29-35 (£93,902-£108,776) STPC

Are you looking for a role which will have a direct impact on the lives of young people cross Tameside and Rochdale?

We are looking for exceptional individual to join our Central Team as trust Director of Education. The post holder will have ambition, drive and vision and will subscribe to our values and cultures. They will lead our approach to academic improvements, working with our schools, managing our school improvements team and driving up standards to improve the academic outcomes in all of our academies. The post will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and be reportable to the Board of Trustees.

Please attend our Teams session on Tuesday 5th March at 4pm to hear more about the role and our trust. To receive a link please email hr@gaet.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 11th March 2024 at 5pm.

There will be a two-stage interview process across 26th & 27th March 2024.  Those successful on day one will be invited back for day two.

About our Trust

Great Academies Education Trust (GAET) is a multi-academy trust (MAT) currently comprising of four academies. We have ambition to grow in line with the Government’s agenda to increase schools supported through MAT’s. It is a really exciting time to join us!

We offer excellent staff benefits which includes enhanced annual leave, access to Westfield Health and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund as well as access to onsite fitness suite and a cycle to work scheme.

About You

You will have a wide range of experience as a successful educationalist within a complex reporting environment. You will have an in depth understanding of current education policy and performance measures and the challenges associated with this. You will be able to translate education methods, data, trends and insights into usable information, presenting your work to key stakeholders in formats they will understand. Above all, you will have the passion to drive forward school improvement plans, supporting those who need to implement them.

You will be able to develop collaborative working relationships, prioritising your workload, particularly under pressure to meet deadlines. You will be a strong people manager, able to get the best out of your team and support them to contribute fully to the trust strategy.

Your work ethic will role model our GAET Values:

  • Genuine – mutually trusting, open, honest and reflective.
  • Respect(ful) to all without ego or arrogance.
  • Excellent at what they do, striving for excellence and intolerant of mediocrity.
  • Achievement focused – an aspirational understanding that academic excellence is the goal and how we support that in our own areas of work.
  • Together – believing that we can make the biggest difference when we work as a strong team.

You will have flexibility in your approach to work, working between the central office and schools. We operate a hybrid working model which includes working from home.

About the Role

This is an exciting role and an opportunity to work with the Chief Executive Officer and a strong Trust Board with great colleagues, great support and great students.

Applications for the role can be made by submitting a fully completed application form, outlining how your experience meets the person specification to hr@gaet.co.uk

Great Academies Education Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, you will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service if you are offered the position.

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Please attend our Teams session on Tuesday 5th March at 4pm to hear more about the role and our trust. To receive a link please email hr@gaet.co.uk

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Alternatively, if you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Brendan Loughran (CEO) directly on 07741 019 117.

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Closing date for applications: Monday 11th March 2024 at 5pm.

There will be a two-stage interview process across 26th & 27th March 2024.  Those successful on day one will be invited back for day two.

Application Process

Here are the stages you can expect from our recruitment process.

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