Non-executive Director/Trustee at Evolution Academy Trust

6 days left

Location
Norwich, England
Salary
Voluntary
Posted
30 Jun 2021
Closes
30 Jul 2021
Ref
JN -052021-4305
Specialist Area
General HR Function
HR Jobs Level
Executive / Officer
Sector
Education

The 12-school Evolution Academy Trust, situated in Norfolk and Suffolk, seeks up to three business leaders with skills in branding/marketing, growth, HR and/or legal. Board meetings are held in Keswick, Norwich and also virtually.

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

Evolution Academy Trust, comprising 12 primary academies situated in Norfolk and Suffolk, seeks to recruit three trustees/non-executive directors with skills in branding/marketing, growth management, strategic HR and/or legal. The trust is looking to the post-pandemic period, planning for recovery and delivery of improvements across all of its schools. Board meetings take place in Keswick, Norwich, when safe to do so, but are likely to be in hybrid format in future, with a mix of in-person and virtual meetings.

The board seeks up to three business leaders with board level experience in

* branding/marketing
* human resources
* legal
* growth management

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

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Recovery of standards post-pandemic;
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Delivery of improvement plans for each academy within the trust;
*

A balanced budget including effective deployment of reserves.

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 on the Academy Ambassadors' website, by clicking Apply.

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