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Director of Digital and Trust Transformation - Full-time

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-197-S
  • Posted:05/07/2022
  • Pay:AR013 - 14 (£53,698 - £69,829) dep on experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:15/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


We are seeking a Director of Digital & Trust Transformation. The role will have responsibility for the development and implementation of trust transformation, information technology and data services throughout the organisation, setting the vision and drawing stakeholders together on this journey. This is an exciting new appointment to the Executive Team and will have full leadership responsibility for the digital transformation strategy and associated projects to improve lives for the children we serve. 

You’ll be joining an organisation focused on transformation of children's lives initially in Folkestone but the trust has ambitions to grow locally and beyond

The successful candidate will have/can:-

  • Experience of designing, owning and evaluating organisational transformations and delivering large scale change that adds value. 
  • Knowledge of the contemporary digital landscape of organisations and experience of bringing leading technology and process optimisation practices to an organisation to drive sustainable improvements in our services
  • Proven experience of providing strategic and technical leadership to service delivery departments 
  • Demonstrable project management experience, leading complex projects which involve a wide range of stakeholders. 
  • Work collaboratively by engaging others, actively seeks the contributions of others, and delivers performance through people-centred involvement
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills, recognising large change programmes can expect conflict and competing priorities from stakeholders. 
  • Experience of working at senior level, preferably in a multi-site organisation, leading on digital and information services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to rapidly forge effective working relationships. 
  • Networking experience and the ability to forge successful external partnerships which will be of benefit to the Trust 
  • A proven track record of delivering exceptional customer experience in a service delivery environment 
  • You’ll have recognised experience of robustly managing large projects and have built processes and people teams to deliver digital change and transformation for the future

 In return we can offer you:

  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of faculty colleagues
  • A Trust which takes faculty welfare seriously
  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health medical, including a 24/7 prescription GP service, counselling, access to the BUPA hospital network and physiotherapy.  
  • Enrollment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference by being part of the exciting Trust vision

For further information about our mission, vision and values, please see our website www.turnerschools.com  

37 hours per week

Full time


Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary • Folkestone Academy • Morehall Primary • Martello Primary • Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com



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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).