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GLC: Chief Executive Officer

Type of Position:CEO
Academy:Gateway Learning Community
Salary:£125,000 - £135,000 per annum
Start Date:September 2022
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 28th February 2022

Job summary

Gateway Learning Community Trust – Chief Executive Officer

Contract type: Permanent and full-time

Salary: £125-135k [exact salary to be negotiated based on experience and skills];

Accountable to: GLC Board

Reporting to: GLC Board, GLC Members and other key stakeholders, including the DfE, ESFA and the Regional Schools Commissioner

The GLC is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) comprised of 1 secondary and 4 primary schools based in Tilbury and Chadwell St Mary, Thurrock.   

Following the retirement of the current CEO, the GLC Board of Directors is seeking to employ an outstanding strategic leader who is passionate about improving the life chances of all our learners, driving up standards and ensuring outstanding performance in all areas of the GLC’s operations. 

We are looking for a dynamic and suitably experienced candidate who will be relentless in articulating the GLC’s vision, values and ethos, and able to inspire and empower others to share in achieving them by providing the necessary challenge and professional development support to staff. Shortlisted candidates must demonstrate successful experience of working as Deputy CEO  or Headteacher [for a minimum of 4 years] and a good knowledge of practice from Early Years to Key Stage 4.

As Accounting Officer for the GLC, the CEO will work with the GLC Board and local academy leaders to further enhance the GLC’s reputation as the education provider and employer of choice, with a value-led, sustainable business model, and ensure compliance with all statutory duties.

The GLC is a vibrant, innovative and successful organisation: we work hard to be the place of choice to work and to learn.  Across the 5 academies of the GLC, we pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity.  We work tirelessly to ensure that individual characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way. We create environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated.


Application timeline

Position advertised:                                                          17 January – 28 February

Deadline for the submission of applications:                    9am Monday 28th February

Shortlisting:                                                                       Friday 4th March

Outcomes sent to applicants [by email]:                           Monday 7th March

Interviews:                                                                        14-15 March

Completed applications should be returned by email to: or posted to:

Katie Creighton

c/o the Gateway Academy

Marshfoot Road


RM16 4LU

All applications will be acknowledged within 24hrs. Should you fail to receive a confirmation, please call 01375 489050

Please ensure that your application accounts for any gaps in employment.

The GLC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our learners. 

Please include the names and addresses of two professional referees [one of which must be your current employer].

Referees will be approached if you are called for interview.

The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure


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CEO Person Specification 17th Jan 2022 Download
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