CEO - Chief Executive Officer - Trust

CEO - Chief Executive Officer

The post has flexibility with regards to part time working which will be agreed prior to commencement of the contract.

Due to the retirement of our current CEO, the SOKE Board of Trustees is seeking an inspirational strategic leader to take up the role of CEO. The Soke Trust was established in 2018 and is primary focussed with three two form entry schools and two small village Schools, comprising approximately 1,500 pupils. All five schools, rated good by Ofsted, are within the Local Authority of Peterborough and within a short distance of each other.

We’re looking for someone who can lead, inspire, and develop our great team of Heads, promoting collaboration across our schools, whilst achieving a balance with individual school autonomy. A dynamic leader who will work collaboratively alongside the SLT’s of each school to maintain and enhance a culture of excellence for our children.

Our new CEO will have a passion for, and demonstrable success in, school improvement, and will build on the current position of strong senior leadership and thriving schools. They will not only be a team leader, but also a team player, engaging all stakeholders to build excellent schools together.

As Trustees we believe that the Trust offers a very exciting and rewarding opportunity for the new CEO and is an ideal first position into a CEO position alternatively an experienced CEO who has an aligned vison with ours. Our ideal candidate will be a qualified teacher with school leadership experience, and Trust-wide leadership experience at senior level. They will have a broad understanding of school finance and academy Trust operation. 

Application Process

Please refer to the Information for Candidates brochure for further information. If you require any further information, to arrange a visit to a selection of trust schools, or would like a printed copy of the brochure, please contact

Closing date for applications: Friday 8 April 2022

Shortlist date: Monday 18 April 2022

Interview dates: Monday 25 April and Tuesday 26 April 2022

Job start date: September 2022

Location of Interviews: Peterborough