Non-Executive Director x 2, Member x 1

Liverpool, Merseyside
02 Mar 2017
02 Apr 2017
Rainbow Education Multi Academy Trust (REMAT)
Specialist Area
HR function


Rainbow Education Multi Academy Trust, a Liverpool-based specialist primary academy, has ambitious plans for growth and is seeking two non-executive directors and a member to help it achieve its vision.

Board meetings are held at St Silas Church of England Primary School, High Park Street, Toxteth, Liverpool, L8 3TP.

About the trust

Rainbow Education Multi Academy Trust (REMAT), Rainbow Education aims to instill within all of its children the desire to succeed and drive positive change within themselves and their own community.

The MAT currently consists of two primary schools: St Silas Church of England Primary in Toxteth, a National Support School which has approximately 300 children and offering a diverse and rich school culture with 32 different nationalities represented and over 34 languages spoken, and Heygreen Primary School in Wavertree, with approximately 230 children.

Trust ethos & values

The trust’s mission is to inspire children to grow up to have a positive impact on their world. It does this by using creativity and skills to educate, inspire and support every child and family that comes into the school.

The trust’s shared values are:

·Excellence: to ensure its academies are centres of excellence, focusing on the nurturing and achievement of all its members.

·Teamwork and respect: to promote a ‘never stand still’ approach, promoting high-quality professional development and encouraging mutual support in the pursuit of effective teaching and outstanding student progress.

·Individuality: to foster, maintain and celebrate the individual distinctiveness of its schools, encouraging innovation, not being negatively influenced by others, inspiring others and living life with more enjoyment

·Confidence: to adopt a ‘reach for the stars’ mindset for all its members and instil an inner belief that only the best school is good enough.

·Community: to ensure a shared ownership of the academy with everyone involved, welcoming all families and communities to have a voice that is listened to and respected.  

Plans for the Future

The Trust is working with a third primary school in Liverpool, which is anticipated will join REMAT in the near future. In addition, the trust will finalise the application to open a new Free School to support children with communication and interaction difficulties across the city.

Role Summary

Number of Positions Advertised: 3

Role 1 and 2 – Trustee/ Non-executive Director

The trust is seeking two individuals with skills and expertise in business, specifically in the fields of legal and finance. The directors’ positions would also benefit from applicants with expertise in risk management.

Essential – the Directors will need to have some of the following:

  • Strategic
  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Business growth


  • CEO/ General Management
  • Risk

Person specification

The successful candidates will be part of a dynamic leadership team that advises on how the trust can achieve its ambitious growth strategy, acting as a critical friend as the it develops and grows. This is an opportunity to support a growing organisation and help it achieve high standards to support the needs of young learners, equipping them to drive positive change now and for the rest of their lives. Time commitment

Board meetings take place quarterly, with other opportunities to support Rainbow at events and meetings throughout the year. Directors are expected to meet on a tri-monthly basis.

Role 3– Member

The Trust seeks to appoint someone with strategic skills to join the existing members that collectively hold the Directors to account.


  • Strategic


  • CEO/ General Management
  • Change Management
  • Risk
  • Succession planning

Person specification

The successful candidate will have experience of working with or overseeing a growing organisation and be able to hold the Board of Directors to account through a balance of challenge and support. 

Time commitment

3 hours / month minimum. 3 board meetings / year.

Trust Website

Governance Structure

Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 68% of secondary schools and 22% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts.  If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools.  You don’t need to have any specialist knowledge of education. 


Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit organisation which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to For more information, please call 0207 952 8556 or visit

Key dates

We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications. Applicants should be aware of the following key dates in the recruitment process –

Deadline for applications: April 7th 2017