Join the truly collaborative non-executive board of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust as a Trustee and apply your professional expertise to support the strategic development of special education and inclusion strategies which transform lives.
Time commitment: 4 meetings per year
Applications close at 12 p.m. Monday 19th June 2023
At Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), we are a family of specialist education providers from preschool through to further education based across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire and we fully represent all designations of special education needs and disabilities (SEND).
Working together to transform lives is what we do and, across the whole organisation, we have a range of experts and practitioners who advocate for children and young people with SEND to ensure they receive the best possible opportunities to achieve their full potential.
About the role
Our collaborative board is referred to by us as the Family Board and is comprised of both our College and Academy Trustee Boards. They meet three times each academic year and are a demonstration of our partnership ethos, whilst also serving to help Trustees from both our College and the Academy Trust gain insight into the plans, policies, challenges, risks and finances of both the College and the Academy Trust.
It is expected that each Trustee devotes additional time to joining at least one of our committees:
- Finance and Resources Committee
- Safeguarding Oversight Committee
- Quality & Standards Committee
- Remuneration Committee
- Audit & Risk Committee
The committees are the heart of our governance structure, where policy, plans and reports are debated and challenged. Through having developed an excellent working relationship between our Trustees and the executive leadership, our Trustees feel comfortable asking difficult and searching questions, and in return, our executive team welcomes the professional experience that Trustees can share with them.
Who are looking for
Through a recent skills review of our current Board of Trustees we have highlighted professional expertise in the following areas as skills gaps, which we are looking forward to recruiting to:
- Financial management and accounting
- Risk management and assurance Teaching and learning (ideally gained from further education or the independent SEND sector)
- Digital and cyber
- Capital project management
In total, we are looking to appoint six people, who will join the Board of Trustees of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust.
To be successful in the role of Trustee we require the ideal blend of specialist knowledge – to add value to the discussions that take place in both formal meetings and in informal one-to-one settings with executive team members – and capacity.
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Applications for this role close at 12 p.m. Monday 19th June 2023.