There are few opportunities to be at the forefront of a new style of leadership within a sector that plays such a critical role in our Catholic communities.
That is why the CSEL position is such an exciting one. The Archdiocese is pursuing a transformational project following which every single one of its 234 Catholic schools will be part of a family of schools within a MAC and that these MACs will be collaborative and work in partnership, not in competition with each other.
Each MAC requires a senior executive leader who can bring together the leaders of each school, creating a collaborative culture of continuous improvement enabled by effective management and governance at every level, consistently informed by shared Catholic values.
Over the coming months, a number of the MACs will be running their own recruitment campaigns to find a CSEL to drive forward their multi-academies.
Each CSEL will create environments, systems and cultures that allow school leaders to excel, and schools, and the pupils within them, to flourish.
The Trustees of the Archbishop see the long term future of its schools as being part of a Multi Academy Company with other Catholic schools in their local area. The aim is to foster greater collaboration and for the the Catholic community to have a greater role in leading our schools.
"This role is different from a CEO or Exec Head. It's not just about results, but about being at the forefront at protecting, securing and improving Catholic education.
"It's about supporting school leaders to lead their schools, in a framework and culture where excellence in Catholic education can be achieved."
Strategy, Innovation and Systems and Servant Leadership
Sustained High Performance and Standards
Collaboration, Partnerships and External Engagement and Communications
Robust and Effective Governance and Assurance
Accountabilities: Safeguarding, Inclusion and Compliance
Personal Flexibility and Resilience
“But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’ "