Non-executive Director/Trustee at The Tilian Partnership
The Tilian Partnership in Suffolk seeks one non-executive director/Trustee with finance skills to join its board. Board meetings are held at IP31, and at the trust's schools, when safe to do so.
The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at single-academy and multi-academy trusts (SATs and MATs). Academy trusts exist to improve the outcomes of young people. At the highest levels of governance, they need highly skilled individuals with a variety of experiences to hold executive leadership teams to account. Insights from a wide-range of backgrounds, ensure that boards are able to make informed choices on decisions that impact the lives of children and staff.
The Academy Ambassadors Programme is service funded by the Department for Education, to match senior business leaders with academy trusts looking to strengthen their boards. By working together, inspirational educationalists and talented business leaders can provide a better future for the next generation.
An academy trust comprising eight schools, The Tilian Partnership is a Church of England MAT (multi academy trust) that was founded from a federation of four small C of E primary schools. It has since grown and has aspirations to become a 13-school trust in the next three years. To assist with its plans, the Board seeks to recruit a skilled senior leader with expertise and experience in finance and accountancy to give additional capacity. Board meetings are held virtually at present and will resume in Bardwell, IP31 1AD (or one of the other schools) when safe to do so. Applicants of any faith, or those without faith, are encouraged to apply.
The board seeks one business leader with board level experience in
- accounting and
- financial management
Throughout your term of office (typically 4 years, but this may vary between trusts), you will be an active contributor to key board decisions. Specifically, in the next 12 - 24 months the trust's key focus areas will be:
Board governance in education is a strategic, 'eyes on, hands off' commitment which typically involves attending c. six board meetings per year/3-4 hours' time per month.
You will be responsible for:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
As an Academy Ambassador, you will join our ambassador network which provides resources, guidance, networking events and webinars to support you in your role.
All roles are pro bono.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Please register your interest now to be considered for the role.
When you select the option to Apply you will be redirected to the Academy Ambassadors webpage where you will find a full role specification with more details of the opportunity and the trust, including details of how to apply for the position.
Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.