Non-executive Director/Trustee at Learning Accord MAT

Location
West Yorkshire
Salary
Voluntary
Posted
09 Jul 2021
Closes
06 Aug 2021
Ref
JN -032021-4174
Contact
David Ardill
Job role
NED/Trustee
Contract type
Contract
Hours
Part time
Experience level
Director

Do you possess skills in marketing, communications and/or finance and audit? Learning Accord Multi Academy Trust in West Yorkshire seeks two new trustees to join its board. Meetings are held virtually and in Skelmanthorpe.

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

Learning Accord Multi Academy Trust seeks to recruit two new non-executive directors to its board. The trust was established in March 2017; it comprises six primary academies half of which are Church of England schools and the other half being community schools, but all accept children of all faiths or no faith. All the academies are within the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire. The successful candidates will join the trust's existing board in ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, holding executive leaders to account for the trust's educational and financial performance. Board meetings are held in the Huddersfield area but may continue to be held online. Applicants of all faiths and none are welcome.

The board seeks two business leaders with board level experience in

  • Branding/Marketing/Communications

  • CFO/Finance/Audit

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


  • To embed the trust's vision, mission and values, as outlined in its Business Plan 2020-2023. The plan is comprehensive, wide-ranging and focuses on enhancing governance, school improvement, standards and effectiveness, financial management, business efficiencies and effectiveness and strengthening information communication technologies.
  • Managing the growth of the multi academy trust, including growing its central team as the trust expands so that it can provide a greater level of leadership, governance and support.
  • Ensuring high standards of attainment and progress for all pupils within the trust. This is particularly important in the context of the disruption for pupils at the time of the global pandemic.

  • 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.

    What next?

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

    A full trust specification is available by clicking Apply.

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