Project Manager

Updated: Apr 2

The White Rose Academies Trust

Salary: C3.19 – 22 - £26,858 - £28,502

Hours: Full time, all year round - 39 hours per week

Contract term: Permanent

Accountable to: Head of Communications and Projects

The White Rose Academies Trust – leading the way in Education!

This role is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join the White Rose Academies Trust on its journey to becoming World Class.

We are looking for a Project Manager to join the Trust to support with a range of identified operational and strategic objectives.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a Leeds-based multi-academy Trust with a reputation for raising ambitions, engaging local communities and rapid school improvement.

The Trust currently employs over 450 members of staff and is responsible for educating and developing almost 4,000 students between the ages of 3 to 16.

The Trust consists of three secondary schools - Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy, and also recently welcomed its first primary school (Mill Field Primary Academy) on 1st December 2020.

We believe the Trust is a highly desirable place of work for an ambitious professional, who will be joining one of the most supportive and talented teams in the country.

The White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group. Other members of the group include Leeds Conservatoire, Keighley College, Harrogate College and Leeds City College. The group provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly outstanding Trust.

The Luminate Education Group is one of the largest education providers in the Yorkshire region, with over 30,000 students and 2,000 staff members, offering education from Early Years through to Higher Education.

Role: Supporting the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Principal, Head of Communications and Projects and leaders across the Trust Central Team on a range of identified operational and strategic objectives.

Purpose of job: To work across the academies within the Trust to lead and develop identified operational and strategic objectives to support the work of the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Principal and the Head of Communications and Projects.

Key strategic project areas will include:

• School Improvement

• Fundraising

• Capital/Buildings Improvement

• Trust Expansion/Growth

• Quality Assurance

• Data Development

• Communications and Projects

• General Research and Reporting

NB: The post-holder will be expected to travel between all academies within the Trust and on certain days may be required to work beyond normal hours in order to attend meetings, academy/Trust events or to complete work. All post-holders at the White Rose Academies Trust are responsible for improving the outcomes for learners and upholding the ethos of the academies.

The Trust provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

There is also a wide range of staff benefits available, if you are successful. These benefits range from a Tastecard, Cycle-to-Work scheme, Nuffield Health access and outstanding opportunities for professional training and development.

Closing date: Monday 3rd May 2021 – 12 noon

Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 4th May 2021

Interviews: W/C 10th May 2021

Start date: ASAP

For more information, please visit our website at To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.


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