Board Member

About the trust

The de Ferrers Trust was formed in 2015 and consists of seven schools: three secondaries and four primaries, educates approximately 5,000 children and young people between the ages of 3 and 19. The trust began from The de Ferrers Academy in 2015 and now also comprises Eton Park Junior, Horninglow Primary, Lansdowne, The Pingle Academy, Granville Academy and Richard Wakefield C.E. Primary Academy – the latest school to join the trust. The trust believes that all children and young people in its care should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving a high level of education, regardless of their ability or background.

Role summary

Number of positions advertised: 1

Role 1 – 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. Members are expected to attend one meeting per year.

The strategic expertise required for this role includes:


  • Non-executive/ Trustee
  • Corporate Governance


  • Legal/Compliance AND/OR
  • Qualified Accountant

The trust seeks an individual to join a settled team of Members and actively participate within a cohesive group. Bringing corporate governance and leadership experience, the individual will oversee and hold the trust board to account to ensure the three core functions of governance are carried out.

Time commitment

 Three hours per year, minimum.

Location of members’ meetings and trust website

The de Ferrers Academy, St Mary's Drive, Burton on Trent, DE13 0LL.

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