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Chief Executive Officer

  • Organisation
  • The Southfield Trust
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £122,912 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 23/02/2024
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247317/39149
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247317/39149
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £122,912 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 23/02/2024
  • Organisation
  • The Southfield Trust
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership

Hours of work: 32.5
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Midday Friday 23 February 2024

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Southfield Trust
Lindfield Road
Hampden Park
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN22 0BQ

Phone:   01323 502988
Email:     recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com
Website: www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.  

Job title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  
Salary: Leadership scale point 40  
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent  
Reporting to: The board of trustees of The Southfield Trust 

The Southfield Trust is seeking an outstanding person to take on the role of CEO and to lead our mission to improve the educational outcomes and life chances for all of our pupils, students and their families. They will have the drive and ambition to ensure the continued success of the Trust and the vision and skills to lead its future evolution.

As CEO, the successful candidate will work closely with the Trustees and wider Trust leadership to develop and implement our Trust strategy, focussed on achieving the best possible outcomes for all our learners in each of our provisions.
The Southfield Trust comprises 4 highly successful special schools in Eastbourne, one of which has The Southfield Centre, a specialist facility to support the needs of pupils with complex medical needs. The Trust employs 325 staff and educates around 540 pupils from 3 to 19 across 6 sites in Eastbourne, East Sussex. 
We are committed to inclusivity, lifelong learning and to ensuring that our learners are equipped to succeed at every stage from nursery to further education and into adult life.

The position requires a dynamic leader with the skills and expertise to network and effectively engage and inspire a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Strong people skills and the ability to articulate our vision are essential.
Our ideal candidate will have successful school leadership experience and a proven track record in leading outstanding provisions for children and young people with a wide range of additional needs. They should have a demonstrable experience of financial management and success in building effective partnerships and links with a range of organisations including NHS services, Local Authorities and similar schools / trusts.
A strategic thinker with the ability to motivate others, the CEO will build and develop the Trust’s staff and provide leadership for our entire community creating a positive organisational culture that prioritises professional development, continuous improvement and career progression.

Visits are strongly encouraged. To arrange a visit and for an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact our existing CEO Remo Palladino on:  01323 921630
For more information about The Southfield Trust please visit our website:  www.thesouthfieldtrust.com

Please complete a teaching application form for this post, which can be accessed via the vacancies tab at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com along with a Job Description and Person Specification. We look forward to receiving your application.  We do not accept CVs. 

Your application will be accepted if sent by email to:
recruitment@thesouthfieldtrust.com

  • The closing date for application is: Friday 23rd February 2024
  • Short listing will take place: w/c 5th March 2024
  • The selection process will take place: w/c 11th March 2024

The Southfield Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory DBS Enhanced clearance and references. This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.