We are looking for a Chief Executive Officer to inspire and lead the Co-op Academies Trust

We are looking for a Chief Executive Officer to inspire and lead the Co-op Academies Trust

We’re looking for a new CEO after Director of Co-op Academies Trust, Frank Norris, announced he would be retiring in June next year.

Frank, a former senior inspector at Ofsted, has been leading the Trust since 2013.

During his time the Trust has come to be recognised as one of the best performing multi-academy trusts in the country. All the Co-op academies inspected by Ofsted in the past two years have received a “good” rating, underlining the success the Trust has had implementing ambitious turnaround plans for the predominantly weak schools it adopts.

This plan was ‘turbo charged’ earlier this year when the Co-op invested £3.6m and announced plans to expand from 12 to 40 schools.

The Co-op is the UK’s largest, mutually-owned business, known and respected for ethical leadership and community engagement and works in some of the most challenging communities across the North of England. The current academies have almost 10,000 students and employ more than 1,000 teachers and support staff. Under the expansion plans, it is expected to grow to more than 40,000 students and 4,000 staff.

Russell Gill, Chair of the Co-op Academies Trust said: “Frank will be a hard act to follow. He has established the Trust as one of the most successful and respected which is not only improving the future for 40,000 young people but also playing a key role in the regeneration of the communities in which we operate.

“We are looking for a new CEO, who as well as guiding us through a period of considerable change, will provide strategic leadership, manage risk effectively and demonstrate strong financial acumen in a truly co-operative way”

For details of the vacancy click here.