Non-executive director/Trustee at Scholars Academy Trust

09 Jun 2021
07 Jul 2021
JN -052021-4298
Job role
Contract type
Part time
Experience level

The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at single-academy and multi-academy trusts (SATs and MATs) throughout the country to raise standards of education and improve the life chances of young people, which is critical to our social and economic success.

The opportunity

Scholars Academy Trust is a two-school multi-academy trust with schools based in Leicestershire. The trust has a dedicated and talented team who work collaboratively to share expertise, best practice and resources to ensure the best for its pupils, whilst making sure each school's unique character and strengths are recognised and supported. This has help the trust build a strong reputation, with its schools Ofsted rated Outstanding and Good, and above national averages for educational outcomes in both.

Scholars Academy Trust aims to draw on the individual strengths of each academy school in the trust in order to build good practice and ensure that outstanding teaching and learning is at the heart of everything it does. Pupils will achieve excellent academic outcomes in a safe and nurturing environment and be empowered to make decisions about their lives and their contribution to society. The trust will nurture its staff professionally and foster positive relationships with parents, and the wider community.

The board seeks 2 business leaders with board level experience in a mixture of the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Legal/compliance
  • Accounting
  • Growth Management

As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 - 24 months:


  • To grow as a trust
  • To increase the number of Trustees
  • Succession planning



What's involved?

Board governance in education is a strategic, 'eyes on, hands off' commitment which at Scholars Academy Trust involves attending 3 meeting per academic year, amounting to approximately 4hours a month of work.

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.

What next?

Please register your interest now to be considered for the role.

Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.

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