Following the appointment of our CEO, Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, to be CEO of the Independent Schools Association with effect from 1st August 2020, the REC is looking to appoint a contractor to manage the REC on an interim basis. The contract will commence on 1st June 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, to allow for an overlap period of about a month and will finish at the end of March 2021. During this interim period the Board will plan for the next phase of the REC’s work.

Working closely with our Communications and Executive Officer, the key responsibility will be to ensure that the REC delivers on its contracts and commitments (statutory and otherwise) and maintains its services to members during the interim period. The contractor will support the Board in its work of planning for the next phase of the REC’s work.

A full job description and a list of responsibilities can be found here.


The timetable for awarding the contract is as follows:

Closing date for tenders – 21st April

Invitation to Interview – 24th April

Virtual Interviews – 1st May


Expressions of interest should be emailed to ( Evidence of experience and achievements in relevant areas should be included, together with the names and contact details of two referees who can be approached.

Potential candidates who would like to discuss the work prior to making an application should feel free to contact Professor Trevor Cooling at


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