Non-Executive Director

About the trust

The Warriner MAT was set up on 1st August 2015 and consists of one large secondary school (The Warriner School) and six small rural primary schools, the largest of which has 110 students and the smallest of which has 85, all of which are located in North Oxfordshire. The secondary school has 1,230 students on role and has a rural catchment of nine feeder primary schools. One of the primary schools is a Church of England school and part of Oxfordshire diocese.

Role summary

Number of positions advertised:


Roles 1-3 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust. The core functions of their role are: ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding executive leaders to account for the educational and financial performance of a charitable company funded by the public purse.

The board of trustees manages the business of the academy trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust in compliance with its charitable objects, company and charity law.

In the interests of safeguarding and in accordance with DfE requirements, all trustee appointments will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Person specification

Every trustee is expected to abide by the trust’s code of conduct and the seven principles of public life set out by Lord Nolan: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

The Competency Framework for Governance (DfE) 2017 details the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for effective governance:

The strategic expertise required for this role includes:

Essential (due to multiple roles, candidates may be accepted who possess one or more of the skills below)

  • Branding/Marketing
  • Legal/Compliance
  • HR


  • Real estate/Property
  • Change Management
  • Risk
  • Strategic leadership


The Warriner MAT is looking to recruit three non-executive directors who have prior experience of governance in schools or business. They are looking for skills and experience in Legal, branding/marketing and HR.


Time commitment

Six hours per month minimum.


Location of board meetings and trust website

Board meetings are held at The Warriner School, Bloxham, Oxfordshire, OX15 4LJ.


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