Non-executive director/Trustee at The Eden Academy Trust

Job Title: Non-executive director/Trustee at The Eden Academy Trust
Contract Type: Contract
Location: North West London
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: JN -042021-4249
Contact Name: Academy Ambassadors
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Job Published: May 17, 2021 12:05

Job Description

Are you a Finance or Management professional looking to make a difference to the education sector by joining an academy trust board? The Eden Academy Trust based in North West London seeks two non-executive directors/trustees to join its board. Board meetings are held at HA5 2JQ when safe to do so, but are currently held via virtual means.

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 Eden Academy Trust is comprised of seven schools, located in two hubs – north and south. The northern schools are located in Northumberland and Cumbria and are both rated Ofsted rated Outstanding. The remaining five schools are all clustered in north-west London. Two of these schools are Ofsted ‘Good’ with the remaining three also ‘Outstanding’.

The trust’s mission is to become a national leader in specialist education. The RNIB Sunshine House School has provision for blind and partially sighted children with significant learning difficulties and disabilities, and the remaining 6 schools all support students identified as having Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The board seeks two business leaders with board level experience in:

  • Corporate Governance and
  • Financial Management or
  • Entrepreneurial and business management

As a key member of the board you will support the trust’s main and current goal of:

  • Building and opening 2 new free schools.

What’s involved?

Board governance in education is a strategic, ‘eyes on, hands off’ commitment. At The Eden Academy Trust this involves attending 10 meetings per academic year, amounting to c. 6 hours a month of work.

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.