Richard Challoner School

Vacancy - Catholic Senior Executive Leader

Christ The Redeemer Education Trust is seeking to appoint a Senior Executive Leader (part-time 0.4 FTE).

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Education Trust (CtRCET) is a newly forming multi-academy trust in South West London. After a long history of working together informally as a group of Catholic schools, following the vision statement of the archbishop, we made the decision in September 2021 to explore academisation more formally. In January 2023, the DfE issued academy orders for seven schools.

Over the next nine to twelve months, we will be working with the schools and the Diocese to ensure that the planning to implement the Trust and convert the schools to academies is completed by 1 January 2024. They will form the first tranche of schools that will grow to around 20 schools over the next 2 years. A working party drawing from expertise across all seven schools including several of the soon-to-be-appointed Directors are working hard to ensure this deadline is met.

To facilitate the growth of the Trust, the working party are actively engaging in conversations with the Catholic schools in the surrounding areas to secure a viable growth plan. This trust is one of five MATs that will work together to serve the children and families across the Archdiocese of Southwark.

This post may be available as a secondment opportunity subject to agreement by the ESFA. Anyone wishing for it to be a secondment should apply already having the agreement of their current employer.

Applicants should complete the CES senior leadership application form available to download from the website. It should include a personal statement maximum of two sides of A4 outlining their desire and suitability for the role outlined above. The forms, together with a covering letter, should be returned so that it is received no later than midday on Friday 31st March.

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Shortlisting will take place during early April, and candidates will be notified no later than Monday 17 April whether they are being invited to interview. References will be taken at shortlisting. The interview panel will be made up of Directors advised by a Diocesan representative. Details will be provided for the short-listed candidates.

For full details please see the information pack below.

For further information or queries please contact Penny Pemberton by email.