Non-executive director

Recruiter
Adzuna
Location
Wakefield
Salary
41777.101563
Posted
10 Jan 2019
Closes
19 Jan 2019
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust seeks three non-executive directors and two new members to join its board. Board meeting is held in the Wakefield area. About the trust Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust (IPMAT) was established on 1st August 2016 and is focused on improving the life chances for primary school pupils and communities across the Wakefield District. The founding member of the trust is Gawthorpe Community Academy. The trust's aim is to support schools through collaboration, ensuring schools in the trust are able to provide an excellent education for children, families and the communities they serve. The trust caters for children aged 3-11 years and consists of six primary schools and one infant school, with plans to grow to nine schools by the end of the next academic year 2018/2019. All of its academies have Nursery Units attached to them. Plans for the Future The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are: 1. Managing change and strategic planning 2. Managing further growth of the relatively new trust 3. Creating risk management strategies Longer term, IPMAT are looking to expand the number of schools to a maximum of 15. Trust Ethos & Values The trust believes in the transformative power of education, for pupils, the local community and the wider society. IPMAT's aim is to ensure that all children receive an outstanding education, achieving to their fullest potential academically, socially, morally and in their wider sporting and aesthetic development. The trust believes in freeing teachers and leaders to concentrate on providing the very best teaching, learning, support and development that every child deserves., Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 73% of secondary schools and 29% 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 760 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 Board meeting are held in the Wakefield area. Salary Unpaid/Volunteering Posted 13 Dec 2018 Closes 13 Jan 2019 Ref Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust Specialist Area HR function Sector Education Contract Type Interim, contract & temporary Hours Part Time / Job share CIPD Membership CIPD Member * Send * You need to sign in or create an account to save * Apply Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust seeks three non-executive directors and two new members to join its board. Board meeting is held in the Wakefield area. About the trust Inspire Partnership Multi Academy Trust (IPMAT) was established on 1st August 2016 and is focused on improving the life chances for primary school pupils and communities across the Wakefield District. The founding member of the trust is Gawthorpe Community Academy. The trust's aim is to support schools through collaboration, ensuring schools in the trust are able to provide an excellent education for children, families and the communities they serve. The trust caters for children aged 3-11 years and consists of six primary schools and one infant school, with plans to grow to nine schools by the end of the next academic year 2018/2019. All of its academies have Nursery Units attached to them. Plans for the Future The key challenges for the board over the next 12-24 months are: 1. Managing change and strategic planning 2. Managing further growth of the relatively new trust 3. Creating risk management strategies Longer term, IPMAT are looking to expand the number of schools to a maximum of 15. Trust Ethos & Values The trust believes in the transformative power of education, for pupils, the local community and the wider society. IPMAT's aim is to ensure that all children receive an outstanding education, achieving to their fullest potential academically, socially, morally and in their wider sporting and aesthetic development. The trust believes in freeing teachers and leaders to concentrate on providing the very best teaching, learning, support and development that every child deserves. Role Summary Number of Positions Advertised: 2 Roles 1 & 2 - Member A member is able to alter the Trust's Articles of Association and appoint (or remove) trustees/directors where necessary. They provide independent oversight to the work of the board of trustees in order to ensure suitable accountability for its decision making and strategy. At Inspire Partnership Multi-Academy Trust the members are expected to be signatories for the academy trust, to attend one or two meetings per year, and to add to the already broad skillset within the existing team of members. The competencies required for this role include: Essential * Entrepreneur/Founder * Non-executive/Trustee Desirable * Corporate Governance Person Specification A good communicator and a 'team player', committed to attending Members' meetings. An individual with good business acumen is advantageous, as well as the experience of working within a charity environment, preferably at board level. An interest in education and an awareness of current educational priorities would also be advantageous. Time Commitment Around 6 hours per year Location of Board Meetings and Trust Website Board meeting are held in the Wakefield area. Background on Academy Trusts Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 73% of secondary schools and 29% 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 760 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. Applications Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit programme which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts. If you are interested in applying for the role please send your CV and a short expression of interest detailing which role you are applying for to . Please note: candidates should live within reasonable travelling distance of the trust and/or have a link with the region. For more information, please call or visit . Key Dates We strongly recommend applying as early as you can to have the best possible chance of being considered as we may change the closing date if we have received sufficient applications. Applicants should be aware of the following key dates in the recruitment process - Deadline for applications: Friday 15th February 2019 Share * Facebook * Twitter * LinkedIn * Google+ Apply for Non-executive director x 2 Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly Apply First name Last name Email address __________________________________________________ Upload your CV Upload from your computer Or import from cloud storage Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB * Entrepreneur/Founder * Non-executive/Trustee, A good communicator and a 'team player', committed to attending Members' meetings. An individual with good business acumen is advantageous, as well as the experience of working within a charity environment, preferably at board level. An interest in education and an awareness of current educational priorities would also be advantageous. Academy Ambassadors is a non-profit programme which recruits senior business leaders and professionals as volunteer non-executive directors onto the boards of multi-academy trusts..... click apply for full job details