Non-Executive Director/Trustee at Clevedon Learning Trust
This is an opportunity to contribute to the community within Somerset and North Somerset by becoming an Academy Ambassador at Clevedon Learning Trust (CLT). Board meetings are held at BS21 6AH when safe to do so.
The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at academy trusts 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.
Clevedon Learning Trust oversees a group of twelve primary and secondary schools in Somerset and North Somerset. It will be opening a new Primary School in Yatton in September 2021. The board of directors and executive team have a strong educational vision and commitment to deliver the best possible outcomes for students to prepare them to make an impact in their own lives and the lives of others. Board meetings are a blend of virtual meetings or at one of the school venues. As a trust including some Church schools, an additional advantage would be if candidates qualified to be Foundation Directors, although this is not a firm requirement for candidacy.
The board seeks two business leaders with board-level experience in
- Strategic financial and budgetary management or
- Strategic HR / Workforce Planning or
- Legal / Compliance or
- Board experience as a NED or Trustee or
- Change and growth management
As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 - 24 months:
Board governance in education is a strategic, 'eyes on, hands off' commitment which typically involves attending c. six board meetings per year/6-8 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.
Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.