Jobs / Vacancies

  • Academy Development – HR and Finance expertise

    Navigate supports multi academy trusts and individual academies to plan and grow sustainably.  We deploy expert teams in a variety of disciplines – adding capacity where and when it is needed the most. Our flexible model means that trusts can create bespoke packages of support that align to wherever they are in their growth journey. So, if you bring specialist expertise in academy development – in either HR or Finance – we’d like to hear from you.

    Please call Tracy Jackson or Jo Fish to find out more – 0113 287 8445 or 0203 637 5007.

  • Interim Headteachers - Nationwide

    We are working with several Multi Academy Trusts and Local Authorities to source proven interim leaders, adding interim capacity to schools and provisions facing challenging conditions. Currently we are looking for experienced headteachers who have recent experience of delivering rapid and sustainable improvements to overall school effectiveness.  These are complex roles, managing multiple stakeholders and partners, but working in this way you will have the potential to make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people at a crucial point in their education.

    If you are interested in these or similar opportunities, please contact Jo Fish or Rachel Singer on 0113 287 8445/ 0203 637 5007.

  • School Improvement Leads for Teaching & Learning and Academy Improvement – South East and Yorkshire

    We’re looking for an experienced school improvement professional with a successful track record of school leadership and experience of working at a system level to support a group of primary and secondary schools for the remainder of the academic year. You’ll work as part of a growing trust to support and challenge the schools in the hub, ensuring you build capacity across the hub and the wider trust.  Ideally, your school leadership background will be in primary phase.

    The role is inside IR35.

    For more information about this unique opportunity call Jo Fish or Rachel Singer on 0113 287 8445/ 0203 637 5007 or email your CV to

  • Deputy Headteacher, Queensbury School (part of Feversham Education Trust)


    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Queensbury School, part of Feversham Education Trust (FET). Queensbury is a friendly, thriving and stimulating place to work and study. We set high aims for every student and we wish to appoint staff that can inspire, have high expectations and will raise the aspirations of young people.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational leader with vision, determination and excellent interpersonal skills who can motivate, inspire and lead others. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic development of improving teaching and learning across the Trust.

    For more information about the role, please visit

  • Lead School Improvement Adviser, Wakefield Council


    On the back of recent improvements in outcomes and a positive Ofsted school improvement inspection, Wakefield is keen to maintain and extend positive progress across all aspects of education provision, ensuring improved outcomes for all learners. We’ve been developing new and exciting ways to deliver school support functions to respond to the on-going changes in the sector and as such we are now seeking an ambitious, determined, and highly effective education leader to join our team as Lead School Improvement Adviser, reporting directly to the Head of School Strategy and Performance.

    As Lead Adviser, you will lead and be accountable for the performance of School Improvement Advisers and other school improvement staff in their work to support and challenge schools. In addition, you will lead the Authority’s work towards its ambition to raise standards so that the proportion of pupils in good or better schools exceeds the national indicator.

    You’ll bring:
    • a successful track record of leading and implementing strategies to drive continuous improvement with evidence of leading and managing change in the education sector;
    • proven successful leadership in at least one school judged to be good or better by OfSTED and
    • successful experience of managing staff and delivery of targets and objectives.

    We are looking for candidates with clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the education sector, a strong background in partnership working, and a thorough understanding of the school inspection framework. The ability to engage confidently and win trust will be key, by listening to schools, being clear on expectations and delivering what is agreed. You’ll be visible and accessible to schools and ready to ask difficult questions to encourage innovation, improvement in performance and accountability. You’ll understand what good practice looks like, be relentless in your desire to improve attainment and be ready to invest the time and commitment into key relationships to achieve this.

    In return, you will be part of a diverse, dynamic and high performing Team and will lead initiatives and services which will have a real and direct impact upon the life chances of the children and young people of Wakefield.

    For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Jo Fish or Rachel Singer at Navigate on 0113 287 8445. To find out more please visit

  • Chair of the Board - Fulwood Academy Trust

    Fulwood Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Chair of the Board who will successfully lead the board and achieve the trust’s aims of nurturing all students to become academically successful, articulate, informed, skilled and compassionate citizens.

    A vocal advocate for the trust’s work you will provide strategic leadership, support and ideas to forge new and exciting links with wider stakeholders. Working closely with the senior leadership team in the trust to build on its success and further enhance its reputation.

    We envisage the new Chair being a visionary in education who will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Trust Board enabling them to carry out their duties and responsibilities in an orderly and timely manner, whilst accepting the personal responsibility of quick decision making when required.

    This is a voluntary and unremunerated position. However, reasonable expenses incurred on business of Fulwood Academy Trust may be reimbursed.

    If you are interested in this unique opportunity and would like to find out more about the trust and the role, please go to or contact Rachel Singer on 0113 287 8445 or by e mail


  • Coming soon...


    Check out our website for details of exciting new roles coming soon, including:

    Executive Headteacher – West Berkshire
    Secondary Headteacher – Yorkshire MAT
    Director of Teaching and Learning – Yorkshire MAT