Non-Executive Director/Trustee at Schoolsworks Academy Trust

Littlehampton, West Sussex
18 Jun 2021
16 Jul 2021
JN -052021-4316
Rhiannon Palmer
Job role
Contract type
Part time
Experience level

The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at multi-academy trusts (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

Schoolsworks Academy Trust in West Sussex is a trust focused on putting children first within a family of seven open primary schools, promoting a blend of curriculum alignment with individual ways of delivering education to suit the needs of their pupils and communities. One brand new school is due to open in 2023. The trust board seeks three non-executive directors with expertise in education leadership, HR and accounting. Board meetings will continue in the main to be held virtually although may include a hybrid arrangement with in-person meetings held in Littlehampton area.

The board seeks three business leader with board level experience in:

  • Education Leadership (primary SI) or
  • Strategic HR or
  • Finance Director/CFO/Accountant

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

  • Continued academic improvement
  • Growth
  • Governance and strategy

  • What's involved?

    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.