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Trustee

Employer
Governors for Schools' Trustee Recruitment Service
Location
Slough, Berkshire (GB)
Salary
Volunteer
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Job Details

We are currently seeking a trustee to join the board of The Schelwood Trust, a trust of two schools, with an annual budget of £14.1m.

 

As a trustee/director your key responsibilities will be to:

 

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold executive leaders to account – both for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
  • Oversee the organisation’s financial performance and ensure its funds are directed to the best possible educational outcomes for young people

By volunteering as a trustee/ director you will be responsible for contributing to the strategic decision-making of the board, helping the trust to realise immediate and long-term goals, and ultimately ensuring transparency, accountability and challenge.

 

About The Schelwood Trust

 

The trust comprises one Grammar School and one non-selective school, both situated in Slough. The trust is specifically seeking a recently-retired educationalist to join the Board in order to bring additional depth of knowledge, understanding and challenge.

 

What difference will you make?

 

Volunteering on an academy trust board is deeply rewarding as it allows you to impact the life chances of young people. Academy trusts support schools to give children a better future. For young people to have the best possible opportunities in later life, it’s vital we have individuals with the right expertise leading schools and holding executive teams accountable. Becoming a trustee is a fantastic opportunity to give back to your local community by strengthening education.

 

As well as looking for new opportunities to give something back to society, you may be looking for opportunities to build your experience in strategic decision-making at senior level or demonstrate your ability to perform in a non-executive position as part of a portfolio career.

All roles are pro bono

People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Governing boards should represent the communities they serve, as well as wider society. We welcome interest from underrepresented groups to ensure academy trust boards are diverse in background, skillset, and thought.

Diversity is a powerful instrument for effective governance. Trustees are required to make choices that impact the daily lives of children, from school finance all the way through to staff and pupil recruitment. It’s essential that boards possess a broad set of beliefs, experiences, and ideas to inform their final judgements. We believe that true representation at board level enables all children to fulfil their potential.

 

Useful information – about the trust

 

Trust website: https://www.theschelwoodtrust.org.uk/

 

Companies House information: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/07899845

 

Get Information About Schools: https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/Groups/Group/Details/16374

 

 

 

Useful information – academy trust governance

 

Academy Trust Handbook: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/64a52424c531eb000c64fe78/ATH_2023_FINAL_040723__digital__tracking_off.pdf

 

Governance Handbook https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5f7ee42be90e07741264a0cb/Governance_Handbook_FINAL.pdf 

 

Competency Framework for Governance: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a809e8740f0b62305b8c336/Competency_framework_for_governance_.pdf

 

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Telephone
020 7354 9805
Location
Sycamore House
Sutton Quays Business Park
Sutton Weaver
Runcon
Cheshire
WA7 3EH
United Kingdom

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