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Great Academies Education Trust

Inspiring Greatness


You're one step closer to inspiring greatness!

Thank you for your interest in working for the Trust and I hope after reading about us you decide to apply for a vacancy.


We want to work with an individual is:

  • Genuine - mutually trusting, open, honest and reflective.
  • Respect(ful) to all without ego or arrogance.
  • Excellent at what they do but without hubris, striving for excellence and intolerant of mediocrity.
  • Achievement focussed-understanding that academic excellence is the goal.
  • Together - believing that we can make the biggest difference when we work as a strong team.


We are genuine in all we do so come and join us in a truly GREAT team effort!


How to apply for a job


Use the application form to illustrate how you meet the requirements of the role. You are strongly advised to research the Trust / academy and use the information contained in the job description and person specification. Please give us examples to support your application.


We will draw up a short-list of applicants based on the information provided on the application form, so please make sure you provide enough evidence that you meet the essential and desirable qualities in the person specification.


Our students are at the heart of what we do and their safety is paramount. We undertake appropriate pre-employment checks for our staff and require them to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.


Please note, GAET does not accept applications by CV, unless specifically asked for in an advertisement.


Trust-wide vacancies are advertised on this website. Vacancies based at specific academy locations are advertised on individual academy websites.



Commercial and Marketing Manager

36 hours per week, all year round contract

Fixed term contract for one year (contract may be extended)

Band 13, scps 34 - 38

£36,876 - £40,760 per annum (pay award pending)


Great Academies Education Trust believes that children and young people deserve outstanding schools to support them to raise and fulfil their ambitions. We are seeking a determined individual to drive the commercial agenda and raise the profile of the Trust.


The role reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will collaborate with our passionate Academy Principals and committed Executive Team. We are seeking a Commercial and Marketing Manager who reflects our G.R.E.A.T. values and will strive to ensure we are well placed for growth.


The role will maximise internal and emerging external opportunities, including income generated from use of our estate through lettings; additional grant funding; and rationalisation of existing contracts and costs.


A vital outcome of this role is wider promotion of our brand and increased engagement with stakeholders, to drive positive pupil numbers and strengthen our community profile. You will be a strong communicator, both in person and in your ability to use online and offline communications.


Benefits of working for the Trust include generous annual leave entitlement, entry into the Local Government Pension Scheme and a free staff healthcare scheme.


Great Academies Education Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children; and the successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 9am. Please send application forms to


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