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CEO recruitment: toolkit for trust boards

Use our tools and advice to save time and ensure your board finds the right candidate.

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Our CEO recruitment toolkit for multi academy trust boards covers every stage of the process. From agreeing a recruitment timeline to shortlisting and making an appointment, we've included practical advice and templates to help trustees find the right candidate.

The toolkit covers:

  • appointing a trustee selection panel
  • getting specialist recruitment support
  • producing a CEO job description
  • creating an application pack
  • advertising the role
  • shortlisting candidates
  • interview questions
  • post-appointment actions

Parts of this toolkit can be applied to other roles, including heads of school in a MAT and the senior executive leader in a SAT. You may also wish to refer to our toolkit for recruiting headteachers in a maintained school for information related to the different skills and qualities that are assessed when recruiting the leader of a single school.

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