Member role at Mitton Manor Primary Academy

Gloucestershire, England
21 Dec 2020
20 Jan 2021
JN -122020-3993
Specialist Area
Change Management
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Full Time

Could you help to improve education in Gloucestershire by volunteering to become a member at a multi-academy trust? Mitton Manor Primary Academy seeks one new member.

Members provide independent oversight to the work of the board of trustees to ensure suitable accountability for decision making and strategy. As multi-academy trusts (MATs) grow and develop, they face significant challenges. This role enables professionals to use skills and experience gained throughout their career to help trusts across England and improve the life chances of young people. All roles are pro bono.

The opportunity

Mitton Manor Primary Academy is a community orientated, single academy trust based in Gloucestershire which oversees a budget of £1m, 25 employees and 204 pupils. The trust aims to refresh its strategic plan in Spring 2021 and seeks one new member. Meetings will be held virtually or at Mitton Manor Primary Academy, GL20 8AR.

The board seeks one member with previous experience in

* Corporate Governance, or
* Non-executive/ Trustee roles

Applicants should have an extensive and demonstrable background in senior leadership roles, with strategic vision and knowledge of the non-executive director role. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the the-7-principles-of-public-life/the-7-principles-of-public-life-

What's involved?

Members have a similar role to the shareholders in a company limited by shares. They provide high-level oversight and scrutiny of the work of the trust board.

Most notably, members:

* define the trust's charitable object and governance structure;
* amend the articles of association;
* appoint or remove trustees;
* appoint the trust's auditors and receive the trust's annual audited accounts; and, ultimately,
* dissolve the academy trust if required.

Members will typically meet once per year with preparation time required. This translates to a commitment of around two hours per month.

Further information on the member role at a multi-academy trust is available on the website

Successful candidates will join a network of Ambassadors: experienced business leaders and professionals who have been appointed to board roles through the Academy Ambassadors Programme. All Ambassadors gain access to resources, guidance, networking events, our annual flagship conference, as well as webinars.

All roles are pro-bono

What next?

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

People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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