Executive Headteacher
South Bank Multi Academy Trust

We are looking to appoint an Executive Headteacher, with substantial experience as a secondary Headteacher/Principal and a keen understanding of what it takes to lead multiple schools within a multi academy trust.

This is an exciting post, and the successful candidate will initially provide leadership at York High School and Inspire Academy, our newly opened alternative provision (September 2023). You will report directly to, and work closely with the Chief Executive, whilst still having the independence and agency to drive improvements across the schools. Further specialised support in areas such as SEND, school improvement, finance and HR is readily available from the Trust’s wider Central Team.

This model of Executive Leadership is proving to be successful in building leadership capacity within multi academy trusts and is in line with our philosophy of building capacity in advance of need. Our Trust is morally driven and highly ambitious to make the right decisions in the interest of our children.

You will have the best interests of children at the heart of your decision-making, with a proven track record of significant improvements in all aspects of school leadership. You will have the ability to quickly build effective working relationships at all levels, with the professional credibility required to really drive forward sustainable school improvement at pace.

You will lead at an executive level to enhance the work of school leaders in raising outcomes for pupils, both academically and personally. You will have the drive and determination to successfully collaborate in creating a culture of high expectations that raise standards.

This exciting and rewarding role would be ideal for an experienced, credible and inspiring leader, who has a great track record and the drive and determination to lead improvements across our small but growing Trust. In return, the Trust offers a range of staff benefits, including enrolment in the excellent Teachers’ Pension Scheme, 24/7 access to an employee assistance programme and a range of family friendly policies, as well as regular, high quality professional development.

About this role
  • Executive Headteacher
  • South Bank Multi Academy Trust, York
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • L36 (£111,469 per annum)
  • Closing date: midnight on Wednesday 6 March 2024
  • Interview date: Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March 2024
  • Start Date: September 2024

South Bank Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children.

How to apply

Please call Zoe French on 01904 806456, or email z.french@southbanktrust.co.uk to arrange an informal conversation with Mark Hassack, CEO, to discuss the role in more detail, or to arrange a visit to our Trust.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 6 March 2024, with assessment and the selection process expected to take place on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March 2024.

Further details are available in the applicant pack.

To apply please download the application form here.

Please submit completed forms electronically to recruitment@southbanktrust.co.uk  for the attention of Mr Mark Hassack.

South Bank Multi Academy Trust reserves the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at midnight either on the advertised closing date, or at the point the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early. Applicants will be invited for interview once suitable applications are received, therefore early applications are strongly encouraged and advised.

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