Chief Strategy Officer

Ref: 7329

Royal Grammar School, Guildford

Guildford, London

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Role coordinated by:

Edoardo Vachez

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6244


Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 05/06/2024

Located in the historic town of Guildford, the Royal Grammar School (RGS) is regarded as one of the leading boys’ schools in the country. Under the ambitious leadership of Dr Jon Cox, the RGS combines 500 years of tradition and heritage with constant innovation to offer an education that is bold, creative and forward-looking. Over the last ten years, the RGS has extended its reputation for exceptional education overseas with the establishment of four first class schools with partners in Dubai, Oman, Qatar and China.

In a newly created position, the Chief Strategy Officer will work in close partnership with the Headmaster and have responsibility for setting the strategic direction of RGS Guildford as well as planning and overseeing the expansion of the RGS International Family. This role will be integral to sustaining the ongoing success and commercial development of RGS here in Guildford and in its overseas provision and will be expertly supported by the Director of Finance and Operations of RGS Guildford and an International Director, amongst others. 

The successful candidate will have outstanding commercial acumen, proven leadership capabilities, strong communication skills, and a track record of managing diverse resources and teams. Applications are encouraged from candidates from a broad range of sectors with the experience to develop and lead the strategy of a complex and multi-faceted organisation whilst pursuing growth and maintaining excellence.

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification quoting reference 7329.

The closing date for applications is 08:30am BST on Wednesday 5 June 2024.

RGS Guildford 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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