Non-executive directors at Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust

Job Title: Non-executive directors at Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Coventry
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: JN -102020-3762
Contact Name: Academy Ambassadors
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 22, 2020 17:10

Job Description

Could you be an Academy Ambassador in Coventry? Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust seeks three non-executive directors/trustees to join its board. Board meetings are held at CV1 5LY when safe to do so.

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

Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust in Coventry seeks three non-executive directors with experience in Legal, HR or Branding/Marketing to join its board. The trust works in areas of high deprivation and is focused on raising standards across all five schools. An understanding or experience of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) would be welcomed.

The board seeks three business leaders with board level experience in

  • human resources or
  • legal/compliance or
  • branding and marketing

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

  1. Standards: Through excellent leadership, the trust wishes to ensure that standards at all the schools remain, or continue, to improve;
  2. Covid-19: The trust aims to continue to respond decisively and effectively to the ever changing Covid-19 guidance for schools;
  3. Finance: The trust aims to maximise financial opportunities that it can use to better provide for its students.

Long term plans:

  • Trust growth and expansion;
  • Planning effectively for all schools as they expand, in terms of building projects, staffing and effective in school provision;
  • Review the Model of Governance;
  • Secure high quality leadership at all levels.

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 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.  

A full trust specification is available at

Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.