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  • Social Justice Through Exceptional Schools Central RSA Academies Trust

    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER INFORMATION PACK

    L17 - L21 (£59,265 - £65,384)

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    Our Objectives:

    Outstanding professionals Innovative systems enabling creative schools Strong communities and partnerships Exceptional learners

    Working together as part of the RSA Family of Academies, our exceptional schools create learning that is inspirational for all: igniting imagination and enabling creativity and curiosity which result in the highest achievement. People are valued and happy, developing the skills and networks for success and fulfilment. In our powerful communities, everything is possible, and aspirations are high.

    Dear Candidate,

    Thank you for your interest in the role of Chief Operating Officer at the Central RSA Academies Trust. I am delighted that you are interested in working with us, and within an organisation that is closely aligned to the Royal Society of Arts (The RSA). Our Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) has, at present, six schools and is still growing. We currently educate over three thousand pupils from Nursery school through to Sixth Form. You will see in our Trust Strategic Plan that we have the ambitious aims of achieving the very best for the young people in our schools, and the very best professional opportunities and environments for our excellent team of over five hundred professionals across the Trust.

    The opportunity:

    We are looking to recruit a creative strategist who can rapidly develop a deep understanding of the support service requirements of our Trust. You will join a strong, forward-looking and supportive leadership team and will work with the Executive Principal (CEO) and Trustees of the Central RSA Academies Trust to secure its continuing success and support further development and growth of the Trust.

    You will provide strategic leadership of all non-academic related services other than finance, ensuring their operational excellence and advising the Executive Principal (CEO), Principals, Trustees, Governors and appropriate senior leaders on all related matters.

    As a potential candidate you:

    • will have a demonstrable track record of success in the effective leadership and delivery of business support services and managing transformational change;

    • will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate, influence and negotiate effectively; • will be strategically influential with the ability to translate vision into success; • may come from private, public, voluntary or education sector backgrounds.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in future developments in line with the Trust’s Strategic Plan.

    We are looking for an experienced professional with strong leadership and management skills, ambition and drive who shares our organisation’s values. As a Trust we are strongly connected to the Royal Society of Arts, and we are looking for people who can authentically share our vision for social justice through exceptional schools. We are looking for the successful candidate to start in October, however a later start date could be negotiated for the right candidate.

    WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL (CEO)

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    Our Objectives:

    Outstanding professionals Innovative systems enabling creative schools Strong communities and partnerships Exceptional learners

    Working together as part of the RSA Family of Academies, our exceptional schools create learning that is inspirational for all: igniting imagination and enabling creativity and curiosity which result in the highest achievement. People are valued and happy, developing the skills and networks for success and fulfilment. In our powerful communities, everything is possible, and aspirations are high.

    Application Deadline: 09.00am 1st July 2019

    Please complete the online application form. In addition, we ask that you provide a written statement of no more than two sides of A4 detailing:

    • how you feel your experience and qualities meet the person specification • two examples of experience that demonstrate positive impact in your current or previous

    role(s) • why you want to work in our Trust, and the challenges and opportunities we face

    If you would like further information or would like to have an informal conversation about the role with the Executive Principal (CEO) please contact Jane Dominese, Head of Corporate Services, on telephone number: 0121 270 3117 or by email on: hr@centralrsaacademies.co.uk.

    I look forward to receiving your application.

    Guy Shears Executive Principal (CEO) Central RSA Academies Trust

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    Our Objectives:

    Outstanding professionals Innovative systems enabling creative schools Strong communities and partnerships Exceptional learners

    Working together as part of the RSA Family of Academies, our exceptional schools create learning that is inspirational for all: igniting imagination and enabling creativity and curiosity which result in the highest achievement. People are valued and happy, developing the skills and networks for success and fulfilment. In our powerful communities, everything is possible, and aspirations are high.

    We are a group of schools with a strong and powerful relationship with The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA).

    The RSA has a strong history of supporting educational innovation, thinking and approaches, going back as far as the Nineteenth Century.

    Today the Central RSA Academies Trust (CRSAAT) work together as a group of schools, working closely with the RSA, to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for young people in our schools. We aim to ensure excellent test and examination results for our students, and ensure they are fully prepared for a happy and fulfilling life.

    INTERESTED IN BECOMING THE COO OF AN ORGANISATION WITH A POWERFUL VISION AND STRONG VALUES?

    WE BELIEVE IN BEST!

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    Our Objectives:

    Outstanding professionals Innovative systems enabling creative schools Strong communities and partnerships Exceptional learners

    Working together as part of the RSA Family of Academies, our exceptional schools create learning that is inspirational for all: igniting imagination and enabling creativity and curiosity which result in the highest achievement. People are valued and happy, developing the skills and networks for success and fulfilment. In our powerful communities, everything is possible, and aspirations are high.

    OUR VISION Social justice through exceptional schools

    In detail:

    Working together as part of the RSA Family of Academies, our exceptional schools create learning that is inspirational for all; igniting imagination and enabling creativity and curiosity which result in the highest achievement. People are valued and happy, developing the skills and networks for success and fulfilment.

    In our powerful communities everything is possible, and aspirations are high.

    Outcomes are highly impressive.

    OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

    Power to Create …

    Outstanding professionals: Winning teams of governors, leaders, staff and other stakeholders who are forward thinking, highly skilled, open, hard-working and determined to enable the success of others;

    Innovative systems enabling creative schools: Innovative and sustainable schools that are creative, vibrant, safe, compliant, financially healthy, well resourced, and exceptionally well governed and led.

    Strong partnerships & communities: Working closely with our local communities and parents to secure the best outcomes and opportunities. The RSA, and a wide network of links across all phases and across local authority boundaries, are powerful in supporting the development of all.

    … which enable …

    Exceptional learners: Learners who are highly successful with the attributes, skills and qualifications for a fulfilling life. They have a high-quality school experience and enjoy an abundance of opportunities.

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  • JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

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    Our Objectives:

    Outstanding professionals Innovative systems enabling creative schools Strong communities and partnerships Exceptional learners

    Working together as part of the RSA Family of Academies, our exceptional schools create learning that is inspirational for all: igniting imagination and enabling creativity and curiosity which result in the highest achievement. People are valued and happy, developing the skills and networks for success and fulfilment. In our powerful communities, everything is possible, and aspirations are high.

    Background: Our schools are located in Worcestershire and the Black Country, with our Head Office in the centre of Birmingham, in the Jewellery Quarter. The Trust is a mix of nursery, primary, first, middle, high and secondary schools. You will be based at our Head office and travel to schools as required.

    Key Relationships: 1. Internal: Trust Executive Principal (CEO), Trust Board, School Principals, Local Academy

    Governing Boards, Central Team, Leaders, Staff, Pupils. 2. External: The Royal Society of Arts, The Royal Society of Arts Academies, Key DfE and LA

    partners, The Diocese of Worcester, other partners as required, including other Multi-Academy Trusts.

    Reporting to: The Executive Principal (CEO).

    Responsible for: 1. Representing t