TRUST Staff vacancies














To be an outstanding strategic leader who can inspire and empower others to share and deliver improved outcomes for young people.  To show a personal commitment to the wellbeing and development of young people and to treat all colleagues in a fair and respectful way. 





The post holder’s overall responsibilities will be to: 


  •  Promote and safeguard the welfare of staff and young people. 


  •  Develop and promote a culture of high aspirations for all pupils and all staff. 


  •  Provide strategic leadership and direction to ensure that improved outcomes for pupils and staff are delivered. 


  •  Ensure the Trust and its individual academies maintain strong financial positions. 


  •  Ensure that an effective strategy is in place to build educational and leadership capacity to meet current and future needs of the Trust. 


  •  To ensure that the Trust makes best possible use of its resources and provides the best outcomes for its pupils. 


  •  To ensure that the Trust complies with statutory requirements placed on it.  


  •  To maintain and develop relationships with the Anglican Diocese of Leeds. 


  •  To act as an ambassador for the Trust within Kirklees and Wakefield, the DfE and its Regional Schools Commissioner, and with other education providers. 


  •  To work effectively with our local communities and with local education partners. 





  •  To work with Trustees in the development and delivery of their vision and strategy  


  •  To work with, and provide advice to, Local Governing Bodies and school leaders to 

deliver the Trust’s vision and strategy within their own individual visions and values. 


  •  To provide strategic leadership and direction to the Trust and its academies 


  •  In conjunction with the CFO and Business Managers to develop a long term strategic 

financial plan. 


  •  To collect and analyse academy performance data and present the results to Trustees and other associated bodies. 


  •  To manage any future growth of the Trust to ensure that its ethos and values are not changed. 


  •  To work with Trustees and Local Governing Bodies to manage and mitigate risk within the Trust. 


  •  To maintain and develop an outward facing role for the Trust with the Diocese, Kirklees and Wakefield local authorities, and other educational partners. 


  •  To ensure that the Trust’s management and organisational structurescanlead and support continuous improvements in outcomes for pupils and employees 


  •  To help develop our young people to be pro-active learners in a respectful, safe and supportive environment. 


  •  To ensure that the Trust and its academies are well placed to meet the quality assurance requirements of Ofsted, SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools), and other relevant agencies. 


  •  Inspire and support staff to deliver improved outcomes for learners and themselves. 


  •  To encourage the development of supportive partnerships and alliances with our local communities and other educational providers. 


  •  To oversee the performance management of Headteachers and staff within the central team. 


  •  To ensure the Trustees have regular and accurate management information on all matters concerning Resource Management. 


  •  To assist and advise Trustees on Academy expansion and conversion work, undertaking a key role in supporting the conversion of new schools into the Trust. 


  •  Provide advice to the Trust on Health and Safety issues.  


  •  To develop a robust internal audit process with the CFO. 


  •  To be the Trust’s Accountable Officer. 





  •  Provide strategic advice to the Trust on the staffing structure in relation to affordability, flexibility and the impact of the School Improvement Plan. 


  •  To establish policies and procedures relevant to the Trust and engage with key personal, including Head Teachers and Business Managers, where appropriate. 


  •  To work in partnership with our HR providers on any matters which have a direct bearing on staffing and the smooth running of the Trust 


  •  Work in partnership with each academy and provide appropriate support and guidance as needed in order to provide a strategic overview for the Trust. 


  •  Arrange for effective staff recruitment, development and monitoring to ensure that individuals are trained to perform their role and they receive clear appraisal objectives and career development. 


  •  Work as a positive team player, demonstrating mutual respect and integrity for others, whilst maintaining open and effective communication at all levels within the Trust. 


  •  Establish a high level of credibility and manage working relationships with external partners including; ESFA, DfE, RSC and Ofsted. 


  •  Contribute to the development of the Trust by advising on the development of support services to enable the highest quality educational facilities and support to teaching and learning. 


  •  Advise on the management of risks and risk assessment to minimise risk to pupils, 

staff and all connected with the Trust as well as buildings and facilities. 


  •  Develop a strategy for risk management and control, ensuring risk registers are maintained. To develop and maintain the disaster recovery plan (business continuity planning). 


  •  To oversee the due diligence works on all Academy conversion work. 



  •  Develop and maintain the Trust’s Health and Safety Policy. Oversee Health and Safetyregardingstatutory obligations for the sites ensuring compliance with all regulations and codes of practice in the provision of a safe and healthy working environment. 





  • Work with internal/external ICT personnel and the external network provider to create a strategic ICT plan for the Trust.  






  • To assist Trustees in any project or ad hoc work as required. 


  • To represent the Trust as a key promotional ambassador. 


  • Other duties agreed from time to time as agreed with the Trust Board. 





Within the Trust: 


  •  It is essential that effective working relationships are maintained and developed across the Trust.  


  • The post holder will report to the Board of Trustees to provide and receive information and work closely with Local Governing Bodies, Head Teachers and School Business Managers to share and develop best practice. 


With External Bodies: 


  • Work with the Diocese of Leeds to support their education strategy. 


  • Works with external contractors / suppliers in relation to contracts and agreements.  


  • Consults the Health and Safety Executive in relation to health and safety issues.  


  • Consults with stakeholders and collaborative partners. 


  • Submits information to HMRC/DfE /ESFA and other bodies as required. 


  • Submits bids to funding bodies.  





The above responsibilities are not an exhaustive list and they may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility. The postholder must be flexible to ensure the operational needs of the Trust are met. The above duties may involve having access to information of a confidential nature, which may be covered by the Data Protection Act. Confidentiality must always be maintained. 






The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and associated legislation places responsibilities for health and safety on your employer and you as an employee. In addition to the employer’s overall duties, the post holder has personal responsibility for their own health and safety and that of other employees; additional and more specific responsibilities are identified in the Trust’s Health and Safety Policies. 


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Visits are warmly welcomed.  To arrange a visit or for any other enquiries please contact:  Yvonne Crossland, School Business Managerr,  St. Michael’s CE Academy, Flanshaw Lane,  Wakefield WF2 9JA. Tel: 01924 207340 


Enhance Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and pre-employment and safeguarding checks