Education & Child Care - Primary - Other


Permanent / Full Time

£83081 - 83081 (Year)

Director of Education

Director of Education
Join Concordia Multi Academy Trust as our Director of Education (DOE) leading and enhancing school improvement across our Trust. 

Our current DOE is retiring at the end of the autumn term and we would like to appoint a successor who is ambitious, strategic and strives to ensure that every child within our Trust receives the best possible education. 

This role will provide an opportunity to work within a growing, ambitious and aspirational Trust and provide support, challenge and guidance to schools within or considering joining the Trust, as well as developing, implementing and quality assuring Trust strategies for improving the quality of education.  

The role will involve becoming part of our executive team which consists of Headteachers and the central team.  The DOE will work closely with leaders, teachers and staff within our schools and report to the Chief Executive Officer.  

Concordia Multi Academy Trust currently consists of seven primary schools, one infant school and an English Hub across Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Wirral.  Our current Ofsted judgements are four outstanding schools and four good schools.

The Trust is at an exciting time in its journey of growth and we are looking to further enhance our support to schools and the incoming DOE will help us to build on our already successful journey. We are anticipating further growth of up to fifteen schools.

We are looking to appoint a highly experienced education leader who has a track record of guiding schools to improve.  Experience of working as an external school improvement partner, Ofsted inspector, National Leader in Education, Executive Headteacher or supporting a local authority would be desirable. 

What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who has experience of school or Trust improvement, who can demonstrate their ambition for an aspirational curriculum and the highest of standards for all pupils within our schools.   

Within Concordia Multi Academy Trust, we recognise the importance of schools retaining their own identity and individuality and we know that one size does not fit all. 

The expectation is that all children, including those with disadvantage and/or special educational needs have access to a fun, lively and interesting curriculum that leads to them being able to be prepared for the next stage of their education and be prepared for life in modern Britain.

An essential criteria for this role is to be able to secure professional relationships with our Headteachers and leaders and provide support, guidance, challenge and also be a critical friend. 

More information about our recruitment and the Trust can be found at

The Role
See our role profile for full information on the responsibilities of the role.
Hours and start date
37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year with a generous 30 day holiday entitlement plus bank holidays.  The majority of holidays are to be taken during school holidays.

Start date between September 2024 and January 2025.

The position will be primarily based within the Concordia offices within Ellesmere Port and successful applicants will be required to travel and work from any of the schools within our Trust. The post will enable an element of flexible working from home subject to agreement with the CEO.

Pay and Pension
£83,081 per annum.

Non-contributory NEST pension of 8%.

To apply, please complete the application form and include a covering letter to us at  Your covering letter should include why you are applying for the role and provide insight in to how you meet the role profile.

Any applications that do not include both a covering letter and an application form will not be accepted into the process.

The closing date for applications will be Monday 3rd June 2024.  We reserve the right to interview earlier if suitable candidates apply.

Interviews will be held w/b 10th June 2024.

If you would like to discuss the role prior to applying, please contact us at and include your phone number and we would welcome a discussion.

Concordia Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of pupils. The successful applicant will be subject to stringent vetting procedures including an enhanced DBS check, section 128 check, online checks and satisfactory references.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Concordia Multi Academy Trust are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Talk to us

This role was posted by Abbie Parry. To hear about more roles like this, call us on 0800 0584745.

Abbie Parry

Resourcing Hub Team Manager