Non-executive director/Trustee at Equals Trust

Location
Nottingham, England
Salary
Voluntary
Posted
10 Jul 2021
Closes
09 Aug 2021
Ref
JN -062021-4365
Specialist Area
General HR Function
HR Jobs Level
Executive / Officer
Sector
Education

This is an opportunity to contribute to the community within Nottingham by becoming a Trustee and Academy Ambassador at Equals Trust. Board meetings are held at NG12 5FB when safe to do so.

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

Established in 2016, Equals Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based on equality of opportunity and collective progress, while enabling schools to maintain their own unique identities. The trust's Leadership Group comprises of head teachers from each member schools who work together to drive provision forward for all schools. The Leadership Group have their own budget to fund initiatives to the benefit of all. 12 primary-age schools comprise the trust, supported by an experienced and supportive Executive Team, headed up by Phil Palmer, CEO, who has a proven track record in leadership and School Improvement. The Trustees are skilled and experienced in leadership, education strategy, change management, finance, buildings management, personnel and standards. All of the trust's schools are all currently rated at least 'Good' by Ofsted. The trust has a budget of approx. £23m, and employs 500 staff to support its 3200 learners.

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

* Child Welfare/Safeguarding and
* Strategic Leadership

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

1 To address the needs of the pupils as the trust emerges from Covid19, ensuring that they are supported in the challenges they have faced and are able to move forward to reach their full potential.
2 To implement the trust's growth strategy following Covid19, ensuring that the pupils remain as a primary focus and staff well-being is maintained.
3 To meet the needs of the trust's schools and their own school populations, regardless of the diverse needs of families and the local area.

What's involved?

Board governance in education is a strategic, 'eyes on, hands off' commitment which at Equals Trust means attending six board meetings per year, approx. 6 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.

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