Anderson Quigley

Chief Operating Officer – Aldridge Education

Chief Operating Officer – Aldridge Education

Posted on 29 March 2022

Anderson Quigley are pleased to be working with Aldridge Education on the appointment of the Chief Operating Officer.

Aldridge Education is a multi-academy trust with schools located in West Sussex, London, Salford and Lancashire. We also have family links with Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, and we are the lead sponsor for Kensington Aldridge Academy, secondary school of the year in 2018. We are committed to providing an equitable and high-quality education for all and we have a strong desire to be entrepreneurial in approach and to provide our students with all they need to leave compulsory education with genuine choices available to them about their futures.

We ae now seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join the Executive Team. The COO holds a key role in providing strategic support to the Chief Executive across all Trust matters, particularly around operational functions, including monitoring, measurement and reporting of strategic KPIs relating to those functions. The role holds responsibility for risk mitigation and the Trust’s approach to risk, all legal and regulatory requirements, governance, growth strategy, communications and the Trust’s financial sustainability. The COO’s portfolio covers finance, estates, IT, local governance and compliance.

We are looking for a leader with integrity, high standards and a bias for action, ideally with a professional accountancy qualification. You will bring expertise in legal and regulatory matters and the skills to lead on compliance. You will be able to evidence a track record of delivering excellent operational services and building high performing teams. You will be a strong relationship builder, naturally entrepreneurial and comfortable working at pace.

For more details please download the candidate brochure here.

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Carolyn Coates on +44 (0)7825 871 944, carolyn@andersonquigley.com; or Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534, elliott@andersonquigley.com.

Completed applications should be uploaded at https://andersonquigley.com/candidates/ using the reference AQ1395.
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 25th April 2022.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.