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Chief Executive Officer

  • Employer: Success For All Educational Trust
  • Reference: SFAET/24/283336
Annual Salary £160K+
Success for All Educational Trust
Closing on 02/07/2024 at 09:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Full Time
Full Time hours per week.

The Success for All Educational Trust

Redden Court School, The Royal Liberty School, Sanders Draper School and Rise Park Academies

Website:  www.sfaet.co.uk


Chief Executive Officer

Competitive Annual Salary of: £160K+

Hours: Full time

Preferred start date: January 2025 with flexibility to extend to Easter 2025

Location: Based in the Trust offices at The Royal Liberty School


Due to the upcoming retirement of our CEO, The Success for All Educational Trust wishes to appoint in a full time capacity, an outstanding and dynamic CEO to work closely with the Trust Board in leading our Trust through the next stage of its development and growth.  The successful applicant will be in charge of The Success for All Educational Trust, reporting directly to the Trust Board. The CEO will work collaboratively with SFAET schools to ensure the best possible outcomes for students.  The CEO is responsible for providing leadership that articulates the Trust’s vision and values in practice, defines and delivers the Trust’s strategy and shapes its ongoing development.  The CEO, through inspirational leadership, oversees all operations of the Trust – including enabling school and organisational improvement at scale, compliance, the mitigation of risk and building strategic partnerships with stakeholders to ensure both strong educational outcomes for pupils and the sustainable development of the Trust.  The successful candidate will be an experienced, dynamic and collaborative leader, who can drive forward the Trust’s Development and Growth Plans and develop the schools in ways that will bring increased consistency and effectiveness across the organisation.  They will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, as well as sound judgement and resilience.  They will be aligned with the Trust’s vision and values and passionate about improving the life chances of children and young people through education and experiences.

The Success for All Educational Trust was formed in September 2017 and currently consists of five academies in the London Borough of Havering: Redden Court School: The Royal Liberty School: Sanders Draper School: Rise Park Junior School and Rise Park Infant School.

Our mission is:        

‘To work together to support ambition and excellence in education’.

At the core of everything we do is our Commitment to ‘Success for All’


Our vision as a Trust is focused on a 'Commitment to Success for All' and high levels of aspiration for every member of our community.  The Trust is forward thinking and progressive.  We seek to achieve the very best for our students through the use of a rich variety of educational approaches.  In all of our schools we insist upon an inclusive approach to learning, innovative teaching, a broad and balanced curriculum and strong pastoral systems.  The welfare and development of all of our staff is considered by us to be a vital element of school and Trust improvement with all staff encouraged and enabled to avail of CPD opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Substantial and impactful senior leadership experience at Headship or equivalent executive level
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Experience of leading and managing organisational performance with a relentless focus on improving outcomes
  • Evidence of the ability to motivate, develop, support and challenge staff
  • Evidence of strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Evidence of the ability to actively engage politically and strategically
  • Evidence of the ability to plan effectively
  • Evidence of developing organisational culture including the ability to embrace and influence change, and develop organisational resilience
  • In depth knowledge and experience of child protection, safer recruitment and safeguarding procedures
  • Commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Commitment to actively seek new approaches, ideas and challenges
  • Be able to take difficult decisions when under pressure
  • Be ambitious for the Trust to grow in the future.


References from three previous employers will be sought prior to interview.

Applicants from the previous round of interviews, need not apply.


Deadline for applications

Please apply via the following link: Apply now - SFAET Recruitment by 9 a.m. on Tuesday 2nd  July 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, selection and assessment process to be held on week commencing Monday 15th July 2024.


The Success for All Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment.  An Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.  Applications are welcome from all sections of the community regardless of gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability, marital status, age or sexual orientation.


Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

Applications to be made via Apply now - SFAET Recruitment by 9a.m. on Tuesday 2nd  July 2024

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