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Chief Operating Officer

Michael Page
England, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Education and training
Salary band
£300 - £450 per day, over £450 per day
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

6 month interim assignment as COO.

senior leadership role for small/ medium sized academy trust

Client Details

Our client is a small/ medium Multi-Academy Trust located in Buckinghamshire.


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is part of the senior leadership team, located near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, with broad responsibility for:

  • Strategic Leadership & Delivery
  • Financial Accountability & Governance
  • Operational Management
  • Performance Management
  • Sustainability and Growth

Role and responsibility includes but is not limited to:

Lead education professional for all the academies in the Trust and is accountable for providing strategic leadership and delivery to the Trust's Executive Leadership Team in fulfilment of the Trust's strategic goals and within the vision, values and strategy agreed by the Board;

Accountable for the financial viability of the Trust, ensuring it is secure, its finances are firmly based on accurate analysis, optimum use of resources is made, and sufficient surplus funding is generated to meet the Trust's development needs

The COO is accountable for the management of the day-to-day operations of the Trust

The COO is accountable for the overall performance of the Trust

more detailed job description is available for suitable applicants



Chief Operating Officer experience required is:

  • Senior leadership role ( CEO/COO/CFO/Director) gained in multi-academy Trust/ Educational Trust sector.
  • Demonstrable experience of driving performance across the Trust
  • UK right to work.

Job Offer

6 month contract paying a daily rate


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
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• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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