Deputy CEO of BWCET

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Gateshead, UK
  • Salary: £92,000 - £107,000

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Applications are invited from practicing and committed Catholics for the post of Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust.

Directors are looking for an outstanding Catholic leader to provide dynamic and strategic direction and leadership across Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, particularly in the primary phase. You will deputise for the CEO when directed and as required.

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has a growth plan for Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust to serve Gateshead, Northumberland, Durham and Sunderland, with a total of 48 schools in the Trust by 2022.

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust was established in February 2019. Currently there are twenty-four primary schools and five secondary schools within the Trust with a schedule of additional schools joining each term.

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational and experienced primary phase leader to join a growing Trust which will have 43 Primary Schools by July 2022. Working alongside the CEO, the Executive team and our exceptional Headteachers, the Deputy CEO will provide high quality, tailored support and challenge to ensure that the Trust achieves its vision for world class education for all.

To have an informal, confidential discussion about the post with Mr Nick Hurn OBE, Chief Executive Officer for Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, please email to make arrangements for this.

Application packs can be downloaded from the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust website

The selection process will be held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 July 2021.

Completed application forms should be submitted by email by 9.00am on Friday 2 July 2021. Emailed applications are required and CV’s will not be accepted. Applications are required to be submitted by email due to the COVID 19 pandemic. If you are unable to submit an electronic application, please contact Helen Naden, Director of HR on the email address above to discuss alternative arrangements.

Electronic signatures will be accepted but candidates will be required to add a written signature to their application when circumstances allow.

The board and the Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reference ID: BWCET DCEO

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £92,000.00-£107,000.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • No
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