Non-Executive Director at The Midland Academies Trust

Job Title: Non-Executive Director at The Midland Academies Trust
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Nuneaton
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Midland Academies Trust
Contact Name: Academy Ambassadors
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 11, 2020 11:57

Job Description

The Midland Academies Trust

Non-executive director/ Trustee role

Could you be an Academy Ambassador in Nuneaton?  The Midland Academies Trust seeks three non-executive directors/trustees, one of which will become the Chair, to join its board.

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

The Midland Academies Trust seeks to recruit new board members, bringing a breadth of skills to help strengthen its overall governance arrangements. In particular, candidates interested in becoming Chair of Trustees over time are invited to apply, along with those with skills in Business, Finance and HR. Board meetings are usually held on rotation at the trust’s academies and at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College in Nuneaton; currently, however, meetings are held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

The board seeks three business leaders with expertise in

·       chair

·       non-executive/ trustee

·       charity/ corporate governance

·       CEO/ general management

·       CFO/ finance

·       audit committee

·       HR


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

  • strengthen governance and ensure effective succession planning;
  • improve GCSE outcomes at all academies;
  • deliver the trust's medium-term business plan, which runs from 2020/21 to 2022/23;
  • continue to embed a shared knowledge-based curriculum, across all subject areas, in all academies in the trust.

The trust also seeks to implement a growth strategy which maintains a balanced and viable portfolio, in addition to developing an innovative trust-wide post-16 offering. It seeks to work with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and other partners to develop a robust business case to support the re-development of the Hartshill School and to develop a strategic estates strategy.

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

What next?

Please send a copy of your CV and details of your location to us, either through this website or directly to A full trust specification is available at

We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications.