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Advance Trust - -146 days remaining
Closing Date 28/02/2019

Central Office, Beech Centre

Vale Of Evesham School
Four Pools Lane, Evesham
Worcestershire WR11 1BN
£48,391 - £57,198

Advance Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) that currently comprises of three special schools and one short stay secondary school within Worcestershire. The MAT is responsible for the education and welfare of circa 400 pupils and employs around 250 staff. The total revenue for the MAT is approaching £8.5 million.

We are a developing MAT, with a desire to maintain the identity of each school that joins us, whilst supporting their journey to outstanding. We support our academies to ensure that learners’ life chances are enhanced.

Due to the retirement of the Chief Operating Officer at the end of the academic year, the Trust Board are actively seeking to appoint someone who can lead and manage the varied multi-disciplines of the role who will be critical in shaping and developing the MAT. This new individual will hold a pivotal position in the work of Advance Trust, and will work alongside the current Executive Principal and Board to take the Trust forward.  They will lead the central function, based in Evesham, and regularly visit academy locations in Evesham, Redditch and Worcester - hence the ability to drive and have access to own transport is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in future developments, in line with the five year plan of a Trust that aims to make a significant contribution to all children and young people and help support an organisation that has local, national and international reach.

In return for your integrity, honesty, commitment and moral purpose, we are able to offer you the opportunity to work with an informed, engaged and supportive group of Trustees, highly dedicated leaders and exceptionally talented staff. All at Advance Trust share a real commitment to maximising opportunities for our pupils and equipping them to lead fulfilling and independent lives.

We are looking for an experienced professional with strong leadership and inter-personal skills, ambition and drive who shares the organisation’s values and passion for improving the lives of pupils with special educational needs and other barriers to learning. We are looking for the successful candidate to start on 1st July 2019; however a later start date could be negotiated for the right candidate. 

Benefits include: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 37 hours per week, Staff well-being scheme and free parking.   

After the closing date, shortlisting will be conducted when your skills and experience will be matched against the criteria in the Person Specification. You will be selected for interview purely on your application form, so please ensure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully before you complete your application form.

References will be sought for shortlisted candidates and we may approach previous employers for information to verify experience or qualifications prior to interview. Any relevant issues arising from references will be discussed at interview. Your completed application form and supporting statement should address and evidence the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification.

Closing date for applications: 12:00 Noon on Thursday 28th February 2019

Potential Morning Visits available: 25th and 27th February 2019 

Interview and Assessment Day: Tuesday 19th March 2019 and will include a panel interview and assessment tasks 

For more information please contact Victoria Jervis on hr@advancetrust.org or 01386 442753. A Microsoft Word version of the Application Form is available for download from our website on the Job Vacancy page or an online form is also available. 

Safeguarding Statement   Advance Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS disclosure, including Section 128 check, is relevant to the post.

Diversity Statement It is the Policy of Advance Trust to recognise and encourage the valuable and enriching contribution, which people from a range of backgrounds and experiences can bring to the life and development of the institution. The Trust will, therefore aim to provide an education service which, in its teaching, administration and support services actively promotes equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination on grounds of age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation in both education and employment.

Health & Safety Statement All employees have a responsibility to co-operate in promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment, and to take reasonable care of their own health and safety at work and that of all other staff. Line managers have specific responsibility for the health and safety of their direct reports and other team members for which they have general management responsibility.

More Information: http://www.advancetrust.org/vacan.php