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Job Ref No. ECC0-18 Position Type: Director Pay Range: L33-39, Negotiable depending on experience.*
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/02/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: 20th March 2024 to 21st March 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  06/03/2024

Job Description

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The KEYS MAT is a small organisation with big ambitions !

Trustees seek to appoint a dynamic and passionate CEO to lead and drive our Trust to provide an outstanding education for our children.

We are seeking a visionary leader who is passionate about inclusive education.

An exceptional candidate who;

  • Is dynamic, innovative and reflective in their approach,
  • Enjoys working with others; adults and young people
  • Is ready for a new challenge and has the energy to move the Trust forward

You will provide inspirational, strategic, and professional leadership, continuing the development and success of the Trust and its academies. Driving standards and ensuring outstanding performance.

Trustees are looking for a candidate that can demonstrate the qualities and characteristics that support their suitability for this exciting opportunity through a passion for co-operative ways of working and value based leadership

If you possess the characteristics as described and feel that this is the role for you, we want to hear from you.

If you wish to discover more about this exciting opportunity, need any further information, or you would like an informal discussion, please contact Philomena Cozens, CEO.

Full details of this position can be found in the attached document.

The Trustees thank you for your interest and hope that after reading the CEO Candidate Application Pack, you will be encouraged to apply for this post.

We very much look forward to receiving your application. Thank you.

* NJC equivalent salary can be reviewed at interview if required

Keys Co Operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. The Trust complies with the statutory legislative requirements and guidance that seeks to protect children including 'Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance'. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. This includes the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting documents. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Information about the School

Keys Co-operative Academy Trust are a small Academy Trust located in Essex. We currently have two Alternative Provision schools, serving Mid and North East Essex and a Special School in Brentwood. Our Trust is based on Co-operative values which guide and inform the ethos of all of our schools.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Callum Page
The Street, Heybridge
Essex, CM9 4NB
Telephone: 01621 866275

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