Catholic Senior Executive Leader (CSEL) – St John Paul II Multi Academy

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Competitive

Job Start Date: 

Job Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 14 January 2021

Job Description


The Board of Directors wish to appoint an ambitious and energetic Catholic Senior Executive Leader (CSEL), who will inspire and deliver active collaboration between the MAC’s academies to achieve the vision and strategy set by the MAC’s Board of Directors, ensuring a strong Catholic ethos is maintained and roll modelled by leadership throughout.  

Directors offer an attractive and rewarding career development package to the successful candidate who will share their belief that our schools can provide each child with rounded education rooted in our faith, an experience which has the love of Jesus Christ and the desire to follow His teachings as core to all its actions. 

Directors are committed to putting the dignity of every person made in the image of Jesus Christ at the heart of everything they say and do. 

The St. John Paul II Multi Academy comprises of both secondary and primary schools from across the Archdiocese of Birmingham. 

We are proud of the work that we do providing a high quality holistic and inclusive education for all of the children and young people in our eight schools. What adds to the excitement of this role, however, is the potential that our Multi Academy has to further deliver on the Catholic mission. 

At present, our schools work collaboratively to share skills and opportunities for the professional development of staff, and to provide a rich and diverse learning experience for our children and young people. With further support and strategic direction, our school leaders have the talent to grow within this culture to further improve outcomes for our children. 

This will also increase the capacity in our MAC so that we are in the best position to support other Catholic schools in our locality. Growing the MAC is a central part of vision. Our ideal candidate will be able to help us build strong relationships with these schools through their communication skills and commitment to unlocking the God given talents of all our students. 

The Catholic Senior Executive Leader (CSEL), as the most senior officer in the MACs, will be an exemplary strategic and systems leader, who is able to develop and articulate the vision, values and ethos of the Multi-Academy Company (MAC). They will inspire and empower others to achieve exceptionally high standards in all areas of the MAC’s work. The CSEL will be accountable and take responsibility for the performance of all academies within the MAC. 

The CSEL will also be able to call upon the expertise and experience of a central operations team who have significant experience of working in and for schools, and who talents can really come to the fore in a culture with a clear strategic direction. 

The CSEL will be an ambitious and aspirational leader committed to creating the optimum educational and life enhancing opportunities for all pupils and staff within the MAC and have a strong sense of civic responsibility. 

I hope the details we have provided about the post will encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you. For more information visit: John Paul II (

If you are interested, we would encourage you to contact Helen Stevenson at Satis Education on 07729 024631 / to discuss the opportunity further. 

Closing Date: 9:00am, 14 January 2021

Longlisting Interviews: 19 January 2021

Shortlisting interviews: 25-27 January 2021