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Executive Business Support Administrator 

Hours: 17.5 per week; Monday – Friday (flexible hours to be agreed) 

Working Weeks: 38 working weeks, term time only 

Contract: 17.5 hours – permanent 

Pay: Grade 13 - £11.39 per hour 

The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust is seeking to appoint an Executive Business Support Administrator. The successful candidate will provide a high level of administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and Central Finance Team. 

What we can offer you: 

  • Employer contributions to the Local Government Pension Scheme 

  • Excellent career development opportunities as the Trust grows 

  • Access to continuous professional development via Trust membership of sector professional body/ies  

Further details, including a job description and person specification can be obtained by visiting the DCET website  

To apply, applicants should complete a CES application for Support Staff in full. Please submit your application to   

Closing Date: 6th March 2023 

Interviews: 15th March 2023  

The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  All staff are expected to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application and satisfactory references.   


We are seeking to appoint a Chief Financial Officer.  


This is an exciting time to join us, the DCET opened on 1 March 2022 as one of the first Catholic multi-academy Trust’s (MATs) in Clifton Diocese. The DCET currently oversees six primary schools based in Somerset and North Somerset with a combined total of circa 1200 pupils, 200 staff and £5m budget. However, the Bishop’s ambitious growth strategy means it is expected to expand quickly over the next few years to over 20 mixed phase schools. The Trust is already engaged in conversations about schools joining in 2023. More details about the Trust, its vision, values and schools can be found via: The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust Website ( 

The Trust seeks to appoint a qualified accountant as a permanent full-time postholder with rights to work in the UK as soon as possible. In the first instance, please share your CV with me via you do NOT have to be a Catholic to apply but would be expected to uphold its ethos. The post is a full time all year round permanent position with flexibility for the right candidate. The postholder will need to be a qualified accountant and experienced operations/business leader with a proven track record within a growing and complex organisation operating on multi-sites. The DCET CFO will have delegated leadership responsibility for the finance and business operations of the Trust as a whole and ensuring public funds are well spent in delivering the Trust’s vision, ethos and strategy in the best interests of all pupils. You will be the Trust’s principal financial adviser and contribute to the development and delivery of highly effective and efficient governance, financial strategy and policy, financial management, internal controls and assurance processes which ensure compliance with the Trust’s statutory requirements as a charitable company funded and regulated by the Department for Education 

As the Trust’s most senior non-teaching employee, you will be part of the Executive Leadership Team committed to working openly and ethically with the CEO and Trust Board, line managing central team staff and collaborating with other key stakeholders in the best interests of all children within and beyond DCET. You will have a major role in supporting delivery of the Bishop’s growth plan through effective advocacy, stakeholder engagement and completion of due diligence for prospective new or joining schools to enable informed decision making by the Trust Board. 

This is a post that will change over time; the post holder will be responsive and proactive in the context of organisational needs, strategic priorities and growth. 

What We Can Offer You 

  • Employer contributions to the Local Government Pension Scheme 

  • Excellent career development opportunities as the Trust grows 

  • Handover and transition support. 

  • Access to continuous professional development by engaging in a trust-to-trust support and/or MAT CFO buddy/coaching and mentoring arrangement. The latter could be helpful particularly if you have not worked in the education sector previously. 

  • Annual leave of 30 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays 

  • Hybrid working to offer a flexible approach to work life balance 

The Trust is committed to equality, diversity and an inclusion and safeguarding. As inclusive employer applications are welcomed from all. Any appointment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and Section 128 clearance. 


Hours of work: Full Time all year round 

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date (and time):  12 noon Monday 6th March 2023 

Interview date: week commencing 13th March 2023 

Commencement date: As soon as possible, following completion of satisfactory safeguarding checks. 

Director for School Improvement


With the expansion of the Trust, we are looking to appoint our first Director for School Improvement to support our ongoing plans for improvement and to build on the current achievements of the schools. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about school improvement, ensuring that our pupils receive an excellent education. 

The post holder will be an active member of the Senior Leadership Team of the Trust working closely with the CEO and central Finance Team. 


We are looking for someone who can: 

  • Secure accelerated and sustained school improvement through leadership of the Trust’s Core Improvement Offer 
  • Build the capacity of headteachers to accurately self-evaluate and empower them to lead and secure sustained academy improvement 
  • Regularly review and support vulnerable schools, working alongside leaders to ensure a rapid improvement journey 
  • Demonstrate significant evidence of successful school improvement at a primary level with extensive experience of inspection 
  • Support the Christian ethos of the Trust 

In return we can offer you: 

  • Opportunities for CPD 
  • A dedicated, caring  and enthusiastic team 
  • A varied working environment 
  • A competitive salary 


The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.