David Ross Education Trust - CEO

Ref: 4524

David Ross Education Trust


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Role Managed by:

Rosemary Fisher


t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6294

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: Rosemary.Fisher@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 30/01/2020

David Ross Education Trust

Appointment of a CEO

David Ross Education Trust (DRET) schools create rich and exciting learning environments, inspiring students to become their confident and successful best.  We are committed to giving every child attending our 34 schools a world-class and well-rounded education, incorporating the best of what the independent sector can offer within the state system. Academic excellence is merged with our world class pastoral and enrichment provision.  

We educate 13,000 students in 22 primaries, 11 secondaries and a special school and we have 1,900 teachers and staff. Each academy is part of a regional hub, a group of schools linked by age group, geography and ambition, which ensures that innovation is captured and best practice embraced.

We seek a dynamic and strategic Chief Executive to lead our MAT into the next exciting stage of its evolution. The appointee will passionately believe in our vision and will share our ambition for every school to become Outstanding and for DRET to be system-leading in all areas. S/he will harness the expertise of a strong central team, a highly engaged Chairman and a well-qualified Board, fostering an ethos of continuous improvement.

Our new Chief Executive will offer a record of successful strategic, operational and people leadership in complex, rapidly evolving organisations. He/she will possess exceptional interpersonal, ambassadorial and networking skills. The appointee will be confident and resilient, with the leadership skills to build these qualities in others and nurture leadership talent from within. The appointee will demonstrate a profound resonance with the transformative power of education.

For further information or to apply please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference number 4524. The closing date for applications is 0830hrs GMT on Thursday 30th January 2020.

David Ross Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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