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Trustees | Abbey Multi Academy Trust

Peridot Partners
Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
Reasonable expenses paid
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Education, Board trustees
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working
From our office

Job Details

Abbey Multi Academy Trust seeks Trustees to join us as we design and deliver a new strategy focused on growth and increasing our impact on the communities we serve.


Time commitment: 9 meetings per year (in person and online)

Location: Leeds

Applications close at: 9 a.m. Thursday 13th June 2024.


About Abbey MAT

Abbey Multi Academy Trust is a Church of England Trust (MAT) within the Anglican Diocese of Leeds that currently consists of eight schools that work together to inspire learners and change their lives as a result of our educational provision.

We are committed to our Trust vision to work in partnership to educate, nurture and empower our students and our employees. We do this within environments which are welcoming, disciplined and purposeful.

Through a range of opportunities including academic, cultural and spiritual, our pupils and colleagues are empowered and nurtured to flourish and live ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).

About the roles

As a Trustee for Abbey Multi Academy Trust (Abbey MAT), you play a crucial role in overseeing the effective governance and administration of the Trust. Your responsibilities extend to ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies such as the Charity Commission and the Department for Education, safeguarding Trust assets, and utilising our resources responsibly to achieve our mission. As a Trustee, you hold ultimate accountability for the Trust’s actions and decisions.

We are in the process of setting our strategic priorities for the next three years in readiness for the launch of the next plan. Your role involves contributing to the strategic development of the Trust while maintaining responsible management practices that align with our objectives.

Trustees play an active role in setting the strategic direction of the Trust, implementing policies to safeguard assets, and promoting the Trust’s growth and sustainability.

As a Trustee, you will have a direct impact on the success of our schools, so it is essential that you are passionate about providing the best opportunities for our children and staff and possess the strategic leadership skills to support and challenge our leaders effectively.

Abbey MAT values a culture that places learners at the heart of everything we do. Therefore, we need our Trust Board to reflect these values and work toward creating the best environment for our students.

Our Trust Board members serve as registered directors, responsible for ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction. The Board provides a diverse range of expertise, knowledge, and perspectives to support and challenge Abbey MAT in achieving its vision and maintaining its role as a key contributor to the educational community.

As a Trustee, you will play an integral role in this journey, and we welcome you to join us in shaping the future of Abbey MAT.

Who we are looking for

The background of our Trustees can vary, but what matters most is your commitment to our mission and your ability to contribute meaningfully to the Trust’s success.

In terms of professional expertise, we are specifically interested in hearing from those with the following experience:

  • Education leadership and policy understanding
  • People strategy and HR
  • Finance and strategic management  


Peridot Partners and Abbey MAT are, together, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and our client expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references before any final offer can be made.

Please click 'Apply on website’ to be redirected to the Peridot Partners website, where you can find full details of the candidate profile and register your interest to apply.

Applications for this role close at 9 a.m. Thursday 13th June 2024.


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