Chief Executive Officer – Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Chief Executive Officer – Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Salary: circa £110k

In faithfulness to Christ’s command: “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News!” [Mark 16:5]

In partnership with the Diocese of Lancaster, Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust wish to appoint a Chief Executive Officer for our new and expanding Multi-Academy Trust.

The Trust will initially comprise eight Academies:  St Joseph’s Catholic High School in Workington, St Bernard’s Catholic High School and Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Barrow, St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Primary School and St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School in Carlisle, Dean Gibson Catholic Primary School in Kendal, St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School in Windermere and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Lancaster.

Since the Bishop of Lancaster, Bishop Paul Swarbrick, intends that all diocesan schools join Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts, following his wishes we will develop the MAT to embrace all the Catholic schools of the north of the Diocese.

The role offers an exciting, career-defining, opportunity for an outstanding, visionary Catholic leader. We seek to appoint a Catholic person of authentic faith, who will lead our Trust by example and with wisdom.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual who will provide the strategic direction and educational leadership needed in shaping the future of our newly formed multi-academy trust. 

The successful candidate will:

·         be a practising Catholic;

·         be an inspirational and credible Catholic leader;

·         have proven leadership and management skills within diverse and complex organisations;

·         have an excellent understanding of the education sector;

·         have a proven successful track record of raising educational standards.

For an initial informal conversation (in complete confidence) please contact Father Ruscillo, Chair of the Board of Trustees on [email protected]. Alternatively, please contact Emma Duffy to request an application pack by email [email protected] or by phone 07585 919241.

Closing Date: Noon 23 July 2021

Interview Date: w/c 13 September 2021


The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is central to our ethos and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to supply three references, including a Faith Reference and undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Section 128 Barring check to comply with the Safeguarding and Child Protection policies of the Trust.