Non-Executive Director

Job Title: Non-Executive Director
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Dover
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: The Dover Federation for the Arts Multi Academy (DFAMAT)
Contact Name: Academy Ambassadors
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 17, 2020 12:28

Job Description

About the Trust

The Dover Federation for the Arts Multi Academy Trust (MAT) has 4 academies located in south-east Kent with 1,400 pupils in total on roll and 240 staff. The trust receives revenue income of 9.7 million pounds across all key stages.  Trust schools include Nursery, Infant, Junior and Secondary. This includes a range of Ofsted results: Astor College, Requires Improvement; Barton Junior School, Good; Shatterlocks Infant School, Outstanding; White Cliffs Primary College for the Arts, Good which also runs Pebbles Nursery which is graded Outstanding.

The trust has a high percentage of English as another language and free school meal students and high social deprivation levels. The secondary school operates within an area where there are selective grammar schools, which makes hitting national targets for standards very challenging. However, the trust often exceeds these targets and believes fervently that all children deserve excellence in teaching and learning, regardless of ability, aptitude and background.

All schools in the trust serve disadvantaged communities with a significantly higher percentage of children eligible for pupil premium.  (Astor 48%, Barton 44%, Shatterlocks 24% and White Cliffs 52%).   This funding is used to support individuals to achieve the best outcomes possible.


Role 3 Trustee/Non-executive director with finance experience

Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess one or more of the skills below)

  • Audit
  • Chair
  • CFO/ Finance


  • Qualified Accountant
  • Risk

The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust in compliance with its charitable objects, company and charity law.

NED roles that require financial competency will be responsible for maintaining stability and the management of a dynamic structure. The role also includes contributing to financial planning for sustainability and potential growth and holding the CEO/CFO to account.

Time commitment

6 hours /month minimum.

Location of board meetings and Trust website

Meetings take place in the Boardroom based at the Trust Office CT170AS

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