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CEO (Part-time)

Start date: Flexible
Opening date for application: Monday 10 January 2022
Closing date for application: Wednesday 9 February 2022

Applications are invited for the part-time post of Chief Executive Officer of the recently established charity, the School Partnerships Alliance (SPA). This new exciting role will suit an innovative, enthusiastic and self-motivated leader with a commitment and ambition to build an impactful and effective national education charity.

SPA’s vision is to develop and promote sustainable and impactful cross-sector school partnerships focussed on addressing educational disadvantage; ones which promote mutual benefit and respect across the system. The role of CEO of SPA is complex and wide-ranging. The appointee will need to understand the challenges and pressures of leading a new organisation and one with numerous stakeholders from different sectors. Working with the newly appointed trustee board, the CEO will chart an ambitious course for the future. Initially it is expected the part-time CEO will work for two days per week.

SPA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We ask all our candidates to share this commitment and adhere to safer recruitment practices. Please note that you will be required to bring documentation with you to the interview to provide proof of your identity and qualifications as part of our safeguarding procedures. You will also be required, if an offer is made, to undergo relevant background checks, as part of our safeguarding procedures (e.g., enhanced DBS clearance).

Opening date for application: Monday 10 January 2022.
Closing date for application: Wednesday 9 February 2022.
Interviews to be held in person on Thursday 17 February 2022 at the registered offices of SPA at Queen Anne’s Gate London SW1. Start date to be discussed—we are keen for the successful candidate to join us right away but will accommodate reasonable notice periods.

Applying for this post

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Butterworth (Chair) by emailing

Candidates will be required to complete the job application form and submit a current CV and a covering statement detailing why they feel they have the experience to fulfil the requirements of the job description. For further application details and relevant forms please contact Ian Davenport:

SPA is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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