Invictus Education Trust
DY7 6AA, Stourbridge
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Charity and not for profit, Education, Board trustees
Salary band
Contract type
Long term role
Part Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Invictus Education Trust are looking for dynamic, and motivated volunteers to join our Trust Board. 

We are at a very exciting point in our journey as a Multi Academy Trust and are about to embark upon a new strategic plan which the Trust Board will lead and our executive team and school leaders will inform and deliver. We believe firmly in collaboration between the operational and strategic governance side of the Trust and recognise the value of stakeholders at every level of the organisation. It is the coherence of our vision, strategy and operations that will secure our success and that of our students.

At every level, governance plays a vital role in the success of our organisation and it is the work of the Trust Board to ensure that governance arrangements are effective, and that we exercise the powers of the Academy Trust with great care and diligence and always with our students as our main priority.

Being a trustee offers the opportunity for professional development. It can let you gain experience of strategy and leadership, and boost your CV. It will give you experience of being a non-executive director, performing functions such as setting a strategic vision, influencing and negotiation, and managing risk. If you already have significant experience in these areas, it can be stimulating to use it in a different and potentially challenging context. Trustees often say that being a board member has been one of the richest sources of learning in their professional lives.

When joining our Trust Board you will become part of a team and will have the opportunity to apply your unique skills and experience while learning from others. Working closely with a passionate team of people who have different perspectives is often one of the most enjoyable aspects of the role.

Becoming a trustee at Invictus Education Trust will allow you to make a significant impact on the educational experience of future generations, there is no more important social mission than improving the life chances of young people. In this role you will be responsible for making decisions that directly impact the prosperity of the next generation and beyond.

We are seeking leaders with senior, strategic/board-level experience. By allying the deep knowledge and skills of experienced education leaders with governance and business expertise of volunteers from the corporate sector, we can shape the sector for the next generation.

This is why we seek senior leaders well-versed in strategic board, or operational leadership positions, comfortable in assimilating large sets of information and connecting dots across – potentially very broad and complex – organisations. In particular, we are currently seeking trustees with skills, knowledge and expertise in financehuman resources and legal.

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