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Trust seeks new King's Lynn chief executive at £135k a year




A West Norfolk-based education group is looking for a new boss – with a six-figure salary on offer to the successful candidate.

The Eastern Multi-Academy Trust (EMAT), which sponsors schools including the King’s Lynn Academy and King Edward VII Academy, has begun the process of recruiting a new chief executive.

Its current boss, Dr Duncan Ramsey, yesterday confirmed he is leaving the organisation to take up a similar role at a Cambridgeshire-based trust this autumn.

King's Lynn Academy
King's Lynn Academy

The role is being advertised through a national newspaper’s recruitment website with a salary of £135,000 a year.

The advert said officials were seeking “an individual with a proven track record in effective strategic leadership across education or complex organisational delivery”, as well as sound educational knowledge and commercial expertise.

It said the trust has an annual turnover of £25 million and caters for more than 5,000 children.

It continued: “You will be joining a healthy, financially sound and successful Trust at a pivotal point in its development.”

Dr Ramsey said yesterday that he had been appointed as the new chief executive of the Aspire Learning Trust Whittlesey in February and will begin working there on September 1.

EMAT was launched in the summer of 2017 after the College of West Anglia withdrew from its previous role as its sponsor.

The group currently oversees 15 schools across Norfolk and Suffolk, eight of which are in West Norfolk.



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