Non-executive director

Recruiter
Adzuna
Location
Kingston upon Hull
Salary
31805.949219
Posted
10 Jan 2019
Closes
02 Feb 2019
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
North Carr Collaborative Academy Trust seeks two new trustees as it looks to strengthen its governance arrangements and deliver sustainable improvement across the trust. Candidates with demonstrable experience in the fields of legal/compliance, HR, financial or risk management are sought. Board meetings are held at Kingswood Parks Primary School, Hull. About the trust North Carr Collaborative Academy Trust (NCCAT) is formed of three schools within a two-mile radius. The trust grew out of Highlands Primary School (judged by Ofsted as 'Outstanding') and also designated as a Teaching School and sponsor. Bude Park Primary School converted and joined the trust at the outset and is judged as solidly 'Good' by Ofsted. The trust was initially established to sponsor a brand-new school, Kingswood Parks Primary School, which was built to provide high-quality education for the expanding population in Hull. Since opening, it has consistently been oversubscribed and has expanded to a three-form entry school and when at capacity all year groups will provide for approximately 630 children and a nursery. Kingswood Parks Primary currently has a 'Requires Improvement' Ofsted judgement but anticipates a 'Good' judgement at its next inspection which is due next year. The trust originated from the Education Action Zone initiative (Highlands and Bude Park) which focused on schools which were struggling and with children from highly deprived backgrounds. Almost two-thirds of the children qualify for the pupil premium funding. The early work between Highlands and Bude Park transformed the area's education offering - the team are keen to maintain this high-quality approach. The trust is outward facing and works closely with several other trusts in the area. The Teaching School at Highlands works within the Hull Collaborative Teaching School Alliance. The CEO is designated as a National Leader of Education (NLE) and around 15 of the staff in the trust are accredited as Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) and use their skills to support and train others in the area. Plans for the future The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are: 1. Build trust capacity - overall the trust relies heavily on the staff at Highlands and through capacity development, it seeks to lessen the demands on the Highlands team; 2. Sustainable improvement - aiming to maintain standards at Bude Park (Ofsted 'Good') and improve standards at Kingswood Parks ('Requires Improvement'); 3. Recruitment, retention and succession planning - the trust aims to 'grow its own' quality workforce which brings challenges in terms of the development of skills and timescales inherent in this. Over the longer term, the trust seeks to secure sustainable improvement at Bude Park and Kingswood Parks whilst retaining its commitment to system leadership. It has a strong moral purpose and willingness to collaborate with other trusts. Trust ethos & values NCCAT is an inclusive trust that values and celebrates individuality and differences. Challenges are never used as an excuse for underachievement and the staff are committed to the children and families often 'going the extra mile' with the view that education can make the difference to people's lives, opening doors to exciting opportunities., Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 74% of secondary schools and 31% of primaries - and their number is growing all the time. Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts (MATs). There are currently 832 multi-academy trusts of 3+ schools. If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils. "Academy boards must be ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance must be grounded in reality as defined by both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of pupils/students, staff, parents, carers and local communities. It should be driven by inquisitive, independent minds and through conversations focused on the key strategic issues which are conducted with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination." Source: Governance Handbook, Department for Education (2017) Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. You do not need to have any specialist knowledge of education. Non-executive director x 2 Recruiter Academy Ambassador Location Trust board meetings are held at Kingswood Parks Primary School, School Lane,Hull, HU7 3JQ Salary Unpaid/Volunteering Posted 18 Dec 2018 Closes 18 Jan 2019 Ref North Carr Collaborative Academy Trust (NCCAT) Specialist Area HR function Sector Education Contract Type Permanent Hours Part Time / Job share CIPD Membership CIPD Member * Send * You need to sign in or create an account to save * Apply North Carr Collaborative Academy Trust (NCCAT) North Carr Collaborative Academy Trust seeks two new trustees as it looks to strengthen its governance arrangements and deliver sustainable improvement across the trust. Candidates with demonstrable experience in the fields of legal/compliance, HR, financial or risk management are sought. Board meetings are held at Kingswood Parks Primary School, Hull. About the trust North Carr Collaborative Academy Trust (NCCAT) is formed of three schools within a two-mile radius. The trust grew out of Highlands Primary School (judged by Ofsted as 'Outstanding') and also designated as a Teaching School and sponsor. Bude Park Primary School converted and joined the trust at the outset and is judged as solidly 'Good' by Ofsted. The trust was initially established to sponsor a brand-new school, Kingswood Parks Primary School, which was built to provide high-quality education for the expanding population in Hull. Since opening, it has consistently been oversubscribed and has expanded to a three-form entry school and when at capacity all year groups will provide for approximately 630 children and a nursery. Kingswood Parks Primary currently has a 'Requires Improvement' Ofsted judgement but anticipates a 'Good' judgement at its next inspection which is due next year. The trust originated from the Education Action Zone initiative (Highlands and Bude Park) which focused on schools which were struggling and with children from highly deprived backgrounds. Almost two-thirds of the children qualify for the pupil premium funding. The early work between Highlands and Bude Park transformed the area's education offering - the team are keen to maintain this high-quality approach. The trust is outward facing and works closely with several other trusts in the area. The Teaching School at Highlands works within the Hull Collaborative Teaching School Alliance. The CEO is designated as a National Leader of Education (NLE) and around 15 of the staff in the trust are accredited as Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) and use their skills to support and train others in the area. Plans for the future The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are: 1. Build trust capacity - overall the trust relies heavily on the staff at Highlands and through capacity development, it seeks to lessen the demands on the Highlands team; 2. Sustainable improvement - aiming to maintain standards at Bude Park (Ofsted 'Good') and improve standards at Kingswood Parks ('Requires Improvement'); 3. Recruitment, retention and succession planning - the trust aims to 'grow its own' quality workforce which brings challenges in terms of the development of skills and timescales inherent in this. Over the longer term, the trust seeks to secure sustainable improvement at Bude Park and Kingswood Parks whilst retaining its commitment to system leadership. It has a strong moral purpose and willingness to collaborate with other trusts. Trust ethos & values NCCAT is an inclusive trust that values and celebrates individuality and differences. Challenges are never used as an excuse for underachievement and the staff are committed to the children and families often 'going the extra mile' with the view that education can make the difference to people's lives, opening doors to exciting opportunities. Role Summary Number of positions advertised: 2 Roles 1 & 2 - Trustee/Non-Executive Director Trustees - or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust. The trustees ensure compliance with the trust's charitable objects and with company and charity law. Non-executive directors will be responsible for maintaining stability and the management of a dynamic structure. The role also includes contributing to financial planning for sustainability and potential growth and holding the CEO/CFO to account. Person specification NCCAT seeks to strengthen its board with the addition of two non-executive directors. Individuals with particular skills in HR and legal/ compliance or risk management, together with succession planning are sought to offer support to the trust as it strives to consolidate and build on its successes. The competencies required for this role include: Essential (due to multiple roles..... click apply for full job details