Chief Executive Officer - Oldham Learning

Oldham Learning

 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ref: AD1/OL-41976

Contract Type: Fixed Term from 1 January 2021 to 31 August 2022

Salary: AD1 (£84,658 - £93,411) p.a. (pro rata 2-3 days per week)

Hours: 2 to 3 days per week by agreement

Based: Oldham Civic Centre initially

Closing date: Monday 23 November 2020, 12 noon

Shortlisting: Thursday 26 November 2020
Interviews: Monday 07 December 2020 

Information Pack, including Job Description and Person Specification.docx

 

Role overview

 

The CEO of Oldham Learning is a unique opportunity for a high calibre individual to work in partnership with schools, and lead a system that enables quality first teaching.  As a new organisation, it needs a creative, consultative and powerful leader who can build relationships and establish a system-led approach in the foundation stage of Oldham Learning.  The CEO will need vision and energy to develop and realise local capacity in a complex and evolving education landscape in which 100 member schools, MATs serving Oldham, Oldham Council and the Oldham Opportunity Area will invest, and provide strong educational and civic governance.

 

Key responsibilities

 

The CEO will be responsible for developing Oldham Learning through the startup phases and for improvement that enables all children and young people in Oldham, including the most vulnerable, to be aspirational, knowledgeable, kind, confident and articulate – achieving good outcomes that include, but go well beyond, standardised assessment data including closing the additional inequalities that Covid-19 has led to.  The ability to quickly build effective relationships across the system is crucial in the success of this role.

 

Key Requirements

 

The CEO will be responsible for both strategic and day to day leadership and management of Oldham Learning. S/he will work closely with the Board of Directors and will be instrumental in translating the Board’s strategy into practice. The CEO will report to the Chair of the Board.

 

About Us

 

Oldham Learning has been created after extensive sector consultation during the academic year 2019/20 and is now the sole school improvement delivery function in Oldham, combining the work that has previously rested with the Local Authority, Oldham Education Partnership and Oldham Opportunity Area Priority 2.

 

Oldham Learning started on the 01 September 2020 and we held our first Foundation Board Meeting in September.  Adrian Calvert has taken on the role of CEO until 31 December 2020 when he will move to a new post and so the appointment is to start on 01 January 2021 (or as soon as possible after that) until 31 August 2022 and is crucial in our development.

 

We want Oldham Learning to be here for the long term with an offer in place that our schools and academies value, which will ensure after the initial funding through the Local Authority and Opportunity Area, Oldham Learning can be self-sustaining (with commissioning from the Local Authority).

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS

 

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham

 

For details of how we use your data please see our privacy notice: Privacy Notice

Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 


Oldham Right to Work in the UK.doc


Location
Oldham Civic Centre
 

Oldham Learning

 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ref: AD1/OL-41976

Contract Type: Fixed Term from 1 January 2021 to 31 August 2022

Salary: AD1 (£84,658 - £93,411) p.a. (pro rata 2-3 days per week)

Hours: 2 to 3 days per week by agreement

Based: Oldham Civic Centre initially

Closing date: Monday 23 November 2020, 12 noon

Shortlisting: Thursday 26 November 2020
Interviews: Monday 07 December 2020 

Information Pack, including Job Description and Person Specification.docx

 

Role overview

 

The CEO of Oldham Learning is a unique opportunity for a high calibre individual to work in partnership with schools, and lead a system that enables quality first teaching.  As a new organisation, it needs a creative, consultative and powerful leader who can build relationships and establish a system-led approach in the foundation stage of Oldham Learning.  The CEO will need vision and energy to develop and realise local capacity in a complex and evolving education landscape in which 100 member schools, MATs serving Oldham, Oldham Council and the Oldham Opportunity Area will invest, and provide strong educational and civic governance.

 

Key responsibilities

 

The CEO will be responsible for developing Oldham Learning through the startup phases and for improvement that enables all children and young people in Oldham, including the most vulnerable, to be aspirational, knowledgeable, kind, confident and articulate – achieving good outcomes that include, but go well beyond, standardised assessment data including closing the additional inequalities that Covid-19 has led to.  The ability to quickly build effective relationships across the system is crucial in the success of this role.

 

Key Requirements

 

The CEO will be responsible for both strategic and day to day leadership and management of Oldham Learning. S/he will work closely with the Board of Directors and will be instrumental in translating the Board’s strategy into practice. The CEO will report to the Chair of the Board.

 

About Us

 

Oldham Learning has been created after extensive sector consultation during the academic year 2019/20 and is now the sole school improvement delivery function in Oldham, combining the work that has previously rested with the Local Authority, Oldham Education Partnership and Oldham Opportunity Area Priority 2.

 

Oldham Learning started on the 01 September 2020 and we held our first Foundation Board Meeting in September.  Adrian Calvert has taken on the role of CEO until 31 December 2020 when he will move to a new post and so the appointment is to start on 01 January 2021 (or as soon as possible after that) until 31 August 2022 and is crucial in our development.

 

We want Oldham Learning to be here for the long term with an offer in place that our schools and academies value, which will ensure after the initial funding through the Local Authority and Opportunity Area, Oldham Learning can be self-sustaining (with commissioning from the Local Authority).

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS

 

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham

 

For details of how we use your data please see our privacy notice: Privacy Notice

Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 


Oldham Right to Work in the UK.doc