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Chief Executive Officer – King Edward VI Foundation Birmingham


This is a unique opportunity for a highly talented leader to join this progressive and influential educational charity which educates over 10,000 students in eleven schools in Birmingham.

Start date – January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

The mission of the King Edward’s Foundation is simple: to make Birmingham the best place to be educated in the UK. Within its organisation there are currently two independent schools and six grammar school academies that are amongst the best in the country and three non-selective comprehensive academies, all of whom have added a different dimension to the Foundation and serve their local communities. Each contribute to excellence in education and, as a group, offer opportunities to the diversity of Birmingham’s communities.

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation now seek to appoint a Chief Executive who will take forward and develop the outstanding work of the outgoing Executive Director, Heath Monk. Much has been achieved but the Foundation’s expansion is unfinished and its ambition to make Birmingham the best place to be educated is very much a work-in-progress.

This unique opportunity offers the chance to make a landmark contribution to the educational life of the city of Birmingham and of our country. The successful candidate must have extensive knowledge and sound experience of education combined with an ability to convey and develop the Foundation’s strategic vision with clarity and conviction. A highly effective ambassador for the work of the Foundation, they must demonstrate leadership qualities which will support the further professionalisation and modernisation of the services and expertise offered by the Foundation Office.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post confidentially are invited to contact:

Nina Lambert: or 07764 185745

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 23rd June 2020.

Information on the application process can be found in the candidate information brochure and in the application form.

The Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 23 June 2020 10.00am
  • Preliminary online interviews 02 July 2020 -03 July 2020
  • Long list interviews will take place in Birmingham at the end of August or the first week of September
  • Final round interviews will take place in Birmingham at the end of September or the start of October