Chief Executive Officer – LDBS Academies Trust

Date posted: 1st Mar 2024 Closing date: 28th Mar 2024 Borough: Westminster Position: Chief Executive Officer
Interview Date: 15th Apr 2024 Salary: Competitive School: Chief Executive Officer - LDBS Academies Trust

   LDBS Academies Trust 

London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4AU

Website:      Tel: 020 3931 8425


Chief Executive Officer 

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 28th March 2024

Interviews: Week beginning 15th April 2024

The LDBS Academies Trust (“LAT”), comprising a family of Church of England schools in London, is seeking to appoint an outstanding, passionate and inspirational educationalist as CEO to lead the Trust in the next stage of its development.

Created twelve years ago with 5 schools in North London, the Trust now incorporates 10 schools in the boroughs of Haringey, Barnet, Brent and Enfield. Through “LAT2”, it also has 2 schools in Hounslow and Surrey. The Trust has steadfastly pursued its mission to develop these schools, driven by the belief that every child should have the opportunity to flourish in a Christian context.

About the role

The CEO’s role will be crucial to the continued success of the Trust; we seek an individual who will lead with dedication, integrity and a genuine enthusiasm for shaping the future of education within the schools.

The CEO is the senior executive leader and accounting officer for the Trust. They must ensure there is sustainability and compliance, while also mitigating risk. They must drive educational and organisational improvement at every level, and they need to inform the work of the Board and deliver the vision and strategy that it sets.

The CEO will be expected to:

  • Develop a leadership narrative that articulates the Trust’s vision and values in practice;
  • Build an open, transparent and effective relationship with the Trust’s Board and its committees;
  • Ensure the LAT is an “employer of choice”, staffed by talented and skilled individuals at all levels;
  • Enable improvement and disciplined innovation;
  • Secure organisational sustainability to compliance;
  • Build external relationships: foster social and professional capital.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • A deep commitment to educational excellence;
  • Strategic vision;
  • A proven track record of effective leadership;
  • The ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders;
  • Fresh perspectives and innovative approaches;
  • The ability to drive positive change and possible future growth.

How to apply

Please refer to the LDBS Academies Trust website here for further information.

For more information or to arrange an informal discussion please contact Terri Patterson, Head of HR,

Please find an Application Pack here;

Application Form here.

Please submit your completed application form via email to:

CVs will not be accepted

Closing Date: 28th March 2024

Interviews: Week beginning 15th April 2024 

The LDBS Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to pre-employment checks, satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check.