Chief Executive Officer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Essex, UK
  • Salary: £110,000 - £125,000

Website Zenith Multi Academy Trust

We are a South East Essex Multi Academy Trust, currently comprising three secondary schools and one primary school: The King John School in Benfleet, The James Hornsby School in Basildon, Castle View School in Canvey Island and Laindon Park Primary School and Nursery in Basildon.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be an outstanding and experienced strategic leader with a proven track record of success. They will be someone who is able to develop and articulate the particular vision, values and ethos of the Trust and will inspire and empower others to share in achieving it.

This role offers a blend of strategic and operational responsibilities and therefore it is essential that you bring strong leadership experience and business acumen as an executive or you should be a leader from a trust or federation. The CEO will be accountable and take responsibility for the performance of all schools within the Trust and will be a driven and ambitious leader who will be committed to creating the optimum educational opportunities for all students across the Trust.

The role combines vision and delivery, shared responsibility alongside accountability, communication transparency and engagement. This particular role will suit a successful leader who likes to be involved at all levels and will lead in shaping and setting direction, will be excited about appreciating the individualities of our schools, but also be able to align excellent practice across our schools providing a more consistent approach.

All the students in our care deserve the very best from our schools and the successful candidate will have a deep resonance with the Trust’s Mission, Aims and Values, which should be clearly reflected at both the application and interview stages. The Trust will ensure the successful candidate has the very best resources and support to drive strategy and lead change, and thus provide a truly quality education for all. Zenith Multi Academy Trust is an exciting and dynamic community of professionals working together to achieve the very best outcomes for its pupils; as such this is a wonderful career opportunity.

If you would like an informal discussion with the Chair of Board of Trustees prior to applying, please contact the Clerk to the Trust Board via to arrange a suitable time.

Please refer to for further information and to download an application pack. Completed applications should be submitted via email to before the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Closing date for applications: Midday Monday 30 April 2021

Interviews: 19 and 20 May 2021

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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