Job ID no. VR7593

Irthlingborough Junior School

We are looking for an outstanding CEO to build on our successes and contribute to our vision of high expectations and encouraging all of our children and staff to be lifelong learners.

We are a MAT of two Infant and two Junior schools based in Irthlingborough and Finedon in Northamptonshire. We are a mix of community and Church of England schools and our values of ensuring all of our children are happy, safe, and taught well reflect that. As an experienced strategic leader, your role will be to lead and serve our schools and the staff and pupils in them.

This rewarding role involves working directly with our schools, our Trust Board, and our central team to ensure the best possible education and the most effective use of resources. Strategic thinking, planning and a commitment to continuous improvement are all essential parts of the role.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • experience of successful system leadership
  • a proven track record of inspiring others to achieve high standards
  • an understanding of academy finance and budget management experience
  • knowledge and understanding of working within the education sector
  • a commitment to our values and to working in a mixed MAT

The CEO is responsible for the education of all the young people in the trust. They lead the Executive Team of the trust, ensuring the trust and all its schools are successful over time in a sustainable way.

They provide high level strategic leadership and management across all aspects of the trust’s activities. They ensure that the trust provides high quality education for all its pupils through the effective and efficient use of resources and people.

As a system leader, the CEO represents the trust with a wide range of stakeholders and partners and enables the trust to fulfil its civic responsibilities. They are the Accounting Officer for the trust, responsible for ensuring the trust meets its statutory and legal requirements.

To arrange an informal, confidential discussion with the Chair about the post, or to arrange a visit to our schools or the central team office, please email or phone 01933 654921.

For more information about our trust and to download our recruitment pack please visit our website

To Apply: Please complete a LfLET application form. Completed application forms should be accompanied by a letter of application and should be sent to

Closing Date: 9:00am Monday 27th February 2023

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