Executive Recruitment

Chief Executive

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Wade Deacon Academy Trust
Highly competitive package
Closing date:
5th March
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 5 March 2018 at 5pm
Final Panel Interviews
Thursday 26 and Friday 27 April 2018


Wade Deacon Trust’s ethos is one of total commitment to educational excellence, with exceptional teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do.  We were established in 2013 with a vision for each of our schools to be outstanding and with every child receiving an inspiring education. We have a proven track record of challenging underperformance and transforming schools, and we provide the essential support and collaboration which allows our schools to grow and develop. As a young and ambitious Trust, our success to date has provided us with an excellent platform for future growth.

Our new Chief Executive will lead the Trust into our next exciting phase of development, sharing our passion for ensuring the highest possible standards across our primary and secondary schools. We are looking for an ambitious strategic leader who will build on our many successes, bringing a total commitment to delivering sustained improvement and the best possible outcomes for all our pupils. Working closely with a supportive Board of Trustees and skilled teams across the Trust, the Chief Executive will lead the implementation of our strategy to ensure innovation, quality and growth.

Your career will demonstrate a highly successful track record of strategic, energetic and charismatic educational leadership and a passion for helping all children and young people fulfil their potential, regardless of their background. As an outstanding communicator and relationship builder who is committed to ensuring learners are at the heart of the Trust’s work, you will bring the vision and knowledge to further enhance our reputation for excellence.   The Trust is financially strong, our School Leaders are high performing and we are looking for a leader who will recognise the outstanding career opportunity that this role represents.

To find out more about becoming Wade Deacon Trust’s new Chief Executive, please visit the dedicated website: www.wadedeacontrust-future.com. For a confidential initial discussion, please contact our advising consultant at GatenbySanderson, Nick Roberts on 07393 013697 or 0113 205 6101.  

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Nick Roberts
07393 013697
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