Trust CEO

Role: CEO

Location: Hampshire

Start Date: September 2023

Salary: c£130,000 depending on experience

Hours: Full time (Part time may be considered)

We are delighted to be offering an exciting opportunity for a highly committed passionate leader to join our Multi-Academy Trust.

The key principles and ethos of the Wildern Academy Trust are built on Care, Opportunity and Quality. Our aim across the Trust is to provide an outstanding learning experience for each child within the school community. We are ambitious for all our students and offer a clear focus on achievement for all and high quality teaching in a stimulating environment.

The Board of Trustees is looking for a creative, inspirational and talented CEO to lead and further develop our well established and successful Trust. The CEO will lead a cohesive and talented central team and head teachers. We encourage each school to establish its own identity while maintaining the high expectations and standards set by the Trust. We foster collaborative working and sharing of best practice across all our schools. The continued development of strong networks and partnerships is enhanced by our successful and recently reaccredited cross phase SCITT providing high quality teachers for our local schools.

Application Procedure:
Please visit the Trust Website following the links below where you will be able to view the CEO brochure outlining more details about the Trust and application requirements. Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. The Trust Board also requires a statement, no more than one page of A4, outlining ‘What attracts you to this post?’. Covering letters and application forms should be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs P Weston, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

CEO brochure link please click here

Closing date: Midday Monday 28th November 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 12th December 2022

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

CEO Application Form
CEO Candidate Pack