Non-executive Director - South Suffolk Learning Trust

Job Title: Non-executive Director - South Suffolk Learning Trust
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Colchester
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: South Suffolk
Contact Name: Academy Ambassadors
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 21, 2020 15:55

Job Description

South Suffolk Learning Trust

Non-executive director/ Trustee role

Could you be an Academy Ambassador at South Suffolk Learning Trust? Are you already, or have you considered becoming a non-executive director/trustee?

The Academy Ambassadors programme, funded by the Department for Education, 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

South Suffolk Learning Trust, a partnership of five schools (4 High Schools and 1 primary school) based in South Suffolk, seeks two new board members one with a financial background and one with change management and corporate board experience. The vision for the Trust is to provide an excellent education for the young people in our learning community through highly effective collaboration, based upon mutual challenge and support. Board meetings are held at the central offices at East Bergholt High School.

The board seeks two business leaders with expertise in:

  • Finance or
  • Change Management


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?

A full trust specification is available at