Non-Executive Director at Education Learning Trust

Job Title: Non-Executive Director at Education Learning Trust
Location: Stockport
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: ELT
Contact Name: Academy Ambassadors
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Job Published: July 23, 2020 10:24

Job Description

Education Learning Trust

Non-executive director/ Trustee role

Could you be an Academy Ambassador near Stockport, Greater Manchester?  Education Learning Trust seeks up to three non-executives/directors to join its board.

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

The Education Learning Trust (ELT) was formed by the board of Gatley Primary School, the top-performing primary in Stockport, and in the top 100 nationally, to improve outcomes and opportunities for children and staff, both within the trust and beyond. Bredbury Green Primary joined the trust when it had undergone a period of turmoil and this school has made great strides since joining the trust and the ELT team are looking forward to Ofsted revising the school next year. Meadowbank Primary joined the trust two years ago and the three schools have developed a close working relationship building further capacity and skill. The trust board are looking forward to the autumn term this year when The Kingsway School will join the trust allowing the trust to cater for families in the area from nursery through to age 16.

The board seeks three business leaders with senior business/charity experience:

The ELT is looking for a passionate and committed individual to supplement the existing trustees and provide greater capacity as the trust grows.  Successful candidates are likely to have a proven track record of success in their field, ideally managing complex projects or teams over several sites. In addition, candidates should have strong inter-personal skills and be strong ‘team players’ with the ability to contribute to the strategic developments to further improve the trust’s performance and quality. 


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

  • To continue to develop the structures that support the ELT
  • To further develop the capacity within the trust and secure a good or better judgement for Bredbury Green Primary School at its next inspection.
  • Seek to grow the trust further by adding more schools or possibly adding a new school to serve the Cheadle area.


What’s involved?

The trust board meets once each half-term (SIX times per year).  Meetings tend to be in the middle of the week and usually start between 6 and 7 pm. Timings can be flexible to suit diaries but tend to last up to two hours. 

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.

What next? Please register your interest now to be considered for the role. A full trust specification is available here: Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.