Chief Executive Officer – Learning Community Trust

Location: Telford, Shropshire

Salary: Competitive to attract the best

Job Start Date: 

Job Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 15 June 2022

Job Description


Due to the retirement of our founding CEO, the Board of Trustees at Learning Community Trust are looking to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to drive success and improvement within this growing Trust.

Learning Community Trust was founded in July 2017 and is a values-based Trust with a track record of growth and success. Building from the innovative PFI all-through school with community access in Hadley, we support a wide range of learners (over 5,500) in our 8 settings, over 11 sites with 1000+ staff, we are growing and have new schools joining our family in the coming months.

Within the Trust, we have a very clear vision: “To provide an outstanding education for all of our children and young people that prepares them to be successful in all they do both now and, in the future”.

We are now seeking to appoint our next substantive CEO, building on our strong beginnings. A new strategic leader with the drive and enthusiasm to continue the Trust’s ambitious programme of growth and improvement.

The CEO will be responsible to the Trust Board for:

  • Leading and overseeing the efficient, effective, and compliant management of the Trust and its schools. Providing strong strategic leadership towards the Trust’s growth, aims, vision and goals. The performance of all schools within the Trust and of the Executive Team. Ensuring effective strategic engagement with stakeholders, communities, and partners. Servicing and supporting the Board of Trustees and Members in providing and ensuring excellence in governance including the operation of Local Governing Bodies.

This is a challenging and wide-ranging role which requires an outstanding and inspirational leader; The ideal candidate will need to drive success and improvement, and demonstrate the highest standards, values, principles, and excellence which are so vital in modern-day educational leadership.

The successful candidate will also need to be an excellent communicator and motivator and share our determination to continue to be outstanding in all we do, to help us grow, and to be seen as an influential provider – locally, regionally, and nationally too.

If you have any questions or queries about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Helen Stevenson on 07729 024631 or  

Further details, including the job pack and application forms, can be found at:

  • Closing date: 15 June 2022. However, please note early applications are encouraged. Longlisting Interviews: w/c 20th June 2022 – TBC. Final Interviews: w/c 11th July 2022 – TBC.

Learning Community Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.