Regional Director, Regional

Full Time
Salary/salary scale: 
Competitive salary and benefits package
Closing date: 
3rd Apr 2017, 12:00 pm
Start date: 
September 2017

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is a not-for-profit sponsor of 31 primary and secondary academies. Our vision is for all young people to have the highest academic, social and practical skills to allow them to lead a fulfilling life. We are determined to be the Trust that makes the biggest different and to be the most effective network of academies. We describe ourselves as a family of academies which work in collaboration to innovate and to make sure that young people in our care have access to the best education. This is not just about achieving the highest grades but ensuring young people have the opportunity to develop skills through extra curriculum activities and extended learning. It is very important to us that our academies remain part of their local community, sharing resources and expertise and collaborating for the benefit of all.

An exciting opportunity has come up for a new Regional Director to join the team of existing Regional Directors’ (RDs) working in our School Improvement Team (SI). In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • improving the performance and standards of education within a region.
  • the line management of academy principals, in a region, providing support, challenge and guidance as appropriate
  • ensuring that the academies receive high quality school improvement services through the OAT school improvement teams
  • championing and promoting the OAT ethos and purpose

In addition to this regional role, all of our RDs have a national responsibility. Present national responsibilities include Teaching and Learning, the Curriculum and Continuous Professional Development. The national responsibility for this role will be dependent on who the successful candidate is, and will be discussed during the recruitment process. Regional responsibilities will be agreed with the successful applicant

The successful applicant will have had headship, Ofsted or HMI experience working with challenging schools, coupled with evidence of improving standards. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic individual who is credible with both primary and secondary colleagues, and who wants to make a real impact on improving outcomes for children and young people.

Our OAT Head Office is in Birmingham and as such the successful candidate will be expected to visit Head Office 2/3 times a month, spending the rest of the time in the region working with our academies.

Ormiston Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

How to apply: 

If you would like to find out more about the role please contact Carmel Brown, Director of People and Projects via or telephone 0121 262 4717.

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