Non-Executive Director/Trustee at The Bishop Fraser Trust

Recruiter
New Schools Network
Location
Bolton
Salary
£45,461
Posted
05 Jan 2021
Closes
04 Feb 2021
Ref
1898299709
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
Non-executive director/ Trustee role

This is an opportunity to contribute to the community within Bolton by joining an academy trust board. The Bishop Fraser Trust in seeks a non-executive director with experience in the HR or legal sector to join its board. Board meetings are held at BL4 9RU or one of the other schools within the trust that are close by, when safe to do so.

The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at multi-academy trusts (MATs) throughout the country to raise standards of education and improve the life chances of young people, which is critical to our social and economic success.

The opportunity

The trust has a diverse school population across the three schools, which are all situated across Bolton in differing economic areas. The trust was founded to provide the opportunity for its schools to share skills and resources providing for greater efficiencies and opportunities to retain and develop the best staff. The schools within the MAT support each other to promote and develop further high quality education in a Christian context in Bolton

The board seeks a business leader with board level experience in
  • human resources or
  • legal/compliance

As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 - 24 months:
  • Managing the effects of the pandemic
  • Further improving progress
  • Curriculum Developments

Longer-term plans
  • Consolidate finance plans to ensure long-term sustainability of the trust.
  • Review the need for capital build improvements.
  • The trust aims to review current plans and explore potential growth.

What's involved?

Board governance in education is a strategic, 'eyes on, hands off' commitment which typically involves attending c. six board meetings per year/6-8 hours' time per month.

You will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

As an Academy Ambassador, you will join our ambassador network which provides resources, guidance, networking events and webinars to support you in your role.

All roles are pro bono.

People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

What next?

Please register your interest now to be considered for the role.

A full trust specification is available at the academy ambassadors website.

Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.