Non-executive director/ Trustee role at Nene Education Trust

Job Title: Non-executive director/ Trustee role at Nene Education Trust
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: nene
Contact Name: Academy Ambassadors
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 19, 2020 15:48

Job Description

Non-executive director/ Trustee role at Nene Education Trust

Could you be an Academy Ambassador in Northamptonshire?  Nene Education Trust seeks one 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

Nene Education Trust is seeking one new trustee/ non-executive directors with strong senior executive skills with an understanding of finance or education and ideally corporate governance and growth management experience to further strengthen the strategic governance of the trust. The trust prides itself on celebrating their students’ achievement, raising their aspirations and developing their character. Board meetings are held at the schools which are in the villages of Raunds, Rushden and Woodford near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

The board seeks one business leaders with expertise in

·       Finance or

·       Education


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

  1. Growth of the trust - to the extent that the trust grows it is essential to ensure that the correct personnel are at the heart of this. A growing central support team and effective school improvement strategy are key components to continuing the success of the Nene Education Trust.
  2. Buildings - The management and development of the estate of schools is a key challenge. A strategic ten year plan for the development of the estate alongside realising funding to ensure this happens is a crucial next step. The trust is keen to secure funding approx. £4.5m to provide the additional teaching space needed.
  3. Value for Money - The growth of the trust offers the opportunity to find greater value for money regarding the contracts and services used by all the schools. The trust is committed to delegating more funding directly to schools to maximise the impact on learning and progress.


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.