Role: Commercial Director
Posted: Date: May 21st 2018
Salary: Attractive package
Location: London (some national travel will be expected)
Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 11th June 2018
Are you an inspirational leader who can identify and shape commercial opportunities to achieve excellence? Are you passionate about building effective relationships and influencing others to secure best value?
Aldridge Education was established as a national multi-academy trust in 2016. Our entrepreneurial community schools are focused on helping young people succeed in reaching their full potential. Our goal is that, by the age of 25, all Aldridge graduates will have experienced an outstanding and enjoyable education and be able to sustain the life of their choice. They will be independent, thriving economically and making a positive contribution to their communities.
Working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, our new Commercial Director will ensure that the entrepreneurial spirt we are founded on runs throughout our entire organisation. A key part of our leadership team, you will be responsible for identifying and delivering asset revenue generation and procurement efficiencies – ensuring Aldridge Education continues to thrive and create sustainable growth.
You’ll bring creative thinking and a commercial instinct, working with colleagues across the trust to open up new opportunities, forge new relationships and ensure resources are widely used by their local communities.
Central to your first year will be the shaping of a new commercial strategy to harnesses the considerable assets available across the Trust (including our high-quality school sites and the flagship Aldridge Cricket Academy). You’ll also play an integral role in our strategic decision-making – from ensuring effective procurement strategies that deliver best value to identifying new sources of grant funding. In doing so, you’ll help safeguard our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes for young people.
Our trust’s values are the entrepreneurial attributes that we are committed to helping our students develop – creativity, passion, determination, problem-solving, risk-taking and teamwork. Each of these attributes also shape the requirements of this role. You will have strong leadership and negotiation skills, along with commercial awareness and relevant experience in a similar role where you have delivered a successful income generation strategy.
You will be an analytical and inventive thinker, with knowledge of contractual compliance and procurement within the public sector. You will also be a strong communicator – able to reach and engage multiple audiences, at every level.
This is an exciting time to join Aldridge Education. If you want to drive creative solutions for the benefit of young people, within a focused and entrepreneurial charity, then get in touch.
For more information and a confidential conversation, contact our recruitment partners Phil Watt or James Sturdy at Propelo on 01904 567818.
To apply, visit: AldridgeEducation.our-careers.co.uk