Non-Executive Director at Greywood Multi-Schools Trust (GMST)

Job Title: Non-Executive Director at Greywood Multi-Schools Trust (GMST)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lichfield
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: GMST
Contact Name: Academy Ambassadors
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 06, 2020 11:30

Job Description

Greywood Multi-Schools Trust (GMST)

Non-executive director/ Trustee role

Could you be an Academy Ambassador in Lichfield? Greywood Multi-Schools Trust seeks one non-executive director/trustee and one Member – akin to the position of ‘shareholder’ - to join the respective boards of the trust.

The Academy Ambassadors Programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at academy trusts 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

A three-school trust in Lichfield, West Midlands, Greywood Multi-Schools Trust has approximately 1,500 students on roll. It is seeking to develop and strengthen its board, enhance its local presence and, over the long-term, grow in size. The trust is seeking one new trustee/ non-executive director specifically possessing skills in audit and/or finance and one Member, who will bring strong experience in corporate/charity governance and expertise in law. Members are able to appoint and remove trustees and may change the trust’s Articles of Association. Meetings are held at The Friary School, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield.

The board seeks two business leaders with expertise in:

Trustee/non-executive director role:

·       finance and

·       audit and

·       CEO/general management

Member role:


·       audit

·       corporate/charity governance

·       non-executive/ trustee

·       law

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

Board membership - the continued growth, nurturing and development an effective trust board of both members and trustees and to ensure trustees and members have the breadth of skills to challenge and support future developments;

Growth - to grow in number of schools and profile across the local area;

Consolidation of the trust - to maximise opportunities for collaboration and shared best practice across all schools.

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 alumni network which provides resources, guidance, networking events and webinars to support you in your role. All roles are pro bono.

What next?

Please visit for more information on the role - a full trust specification is available at