Deputy Chief Executive

Deputy Chief Executive

Location: Unity Schools Partnership Trust Office, Haverhill, Suffolk

Salary: Negotiable

Job start: September 2020 (or earlier)

Job term: Full time, permanent

The ambition of Unity Schools Partnership is to achieve a step change in the quality of education provided by primary, secondary and special schools.

The trust’s ambition is that its schools are achieving top quartile performance by 2023. The trust expects its work to be characterised by ethical leadership, an ambition for improvement at pace and the expectation that remarkable improvements can be achieved.

The trust expects that every child in its schools is known, valued and supported to succeed; that agreed minimum expectations of practice in schools are based on robust evidence and evaluation; that the trust is known for its commitment to and success with vulnerable pupils and those with special educational needs.

The trust is looking for a deputy chief executive to lead secondary school improvement across the current 7 secondary schools serving 6000 students. There is interest from further schools to join.

This new post comes at an important point in the development of the trust and is an exciting opportunity for an excellent leader to work locally, regionally and nationally. Serious leadership experience and a knowledge and understanding of outstanding secondary practice are essential.

For an informal discussion, please contact Tim Coulson on or by calling 07388 949917.

To apply, please visit:

Closing Date: 12.00am, Friday 10 January 2020

Interviews: 16, 17 January 2020

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.
Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Friday 10 January 2020
School name
Unity Schools Partnership
DfE school no.
Park Road Haverhill Suffolk
01440 333400
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