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Chief Operating Officer - Full-time

Saint George's CE School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5404-253S
  • Posted:05/07/2019
  • Pay:Negotiable
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:12/08/2019 at 17:00
  • Interviews:21 August 2019


Chief Operating Officer

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (working weeks negotiable)

Salary negotiable commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience

Required to start as soon as possible

The Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust are seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will be integral to the delivery of the Trust’s strategic aims and will play a key role as a member of the Central Executive Team, providing dynamic leadership, strong management and clear direction.

The COO will work closely with the Chief Executive (CEO), the Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Academy Headteachers and Governors as appropriate, to provide strategic leadership across the Trust embedding our values and objectives throughout.  This role will contribute to ensuring the financial health of the Trust, play a leading role in the delivery of our Trust Strategic Plan and develop high quality operational teams which are fit for our model of growth.

The Trust comprises of Saint George’s Secondary School and seven primary schools.  Our schools have an existing reputation for high quality education with a relentless focus upon high expectations and aspirations. We are a friendly, dynamic and innovative group of schools and pride ourselves on our commitment to ensuring all children progress through high quality teaching and learning provision for all. The successful applicant will share these values and play an active part in delivering on this commitment.

Closing date: Monday 12th August 2019 at 5pm.

Interview date: Wednesday 21st August 2019.

Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Saint George's Church of England School is a popular wide ability school for boys and girls. It is located in pleasant green fields and is within easy reach of the A2/M2 motorway with excellent transport links to London. In 2016 it was the most oversubscribed high school in Kent.

Saint George’s Church of England School converted to Academy status in November 2011 and is a founder member of the Aletheia Anglican Academies Trust formed in December 2014.

The school underwent a section 8 inspection (February 2017) and was considered to have remained 'Good' overall with 'Outstanding' for Leadership and Management; continued improvement since the last inspection was also recognised. I recommend it to you as a friendly community, where an energetic, willing, supportive staff work enthusiastically and collaboratively to enable students to excel.

We are delighted that we have been able to expand our age range to open a new primary department on site, making Saint George's an all through school from 4-18 from September 2019.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Laura Bechelli
  • Address:Meadow Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7LS
  • Telephone: 01474 533082
  • Email: bechellil@sgsce.co.uk

Fax: 01474 561536


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.