Non-executive Director - Vision Multi Academy Trust

Non-executive director/ Trustee role  - Vision Multi Academy Trust

Could you be an Academy Ambassador in Greater Manchester?  Vision Multi Academy Trust seeks two a new non-executive directors with senior-level business experience to join its board.

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

Vision Multi Academy Trust, in the Bury area of Greater Manchester, is made up of three Primary Schools, with a history of collaborative working. As the trust embarks on a period of potential growth, it seeks to add experienced professionals from the business world to help steer and oversee its progress.

Among the trust academies East Ward Primary School, which has nursery provision and 450 children on role, Higher Lane Primary School and Sunny Bank Primary do not have nursey provision and have 460 and 250 children respectively. Each of the trust academies is very different in make-up and each academy faces its own challenges; pupils in the trust come from a number of different backgrounds.

Person specification:

The ideal candidate will be able to draw on their experience of having a senior role in business, commerce, industry or the public sector and apply their skills in the context of education.  The strongest candidates will be able to contribute to the trusts strategic planning and will have a keen eye on the strategic goals and challenge and support the executives to ensure individual academies and thus the MAT overall performs well.

 

As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 – 24 months:

  • Ensuring that there is a strategic vision with a high level of challenge and accountability on its board
  • Continuing to build capacity throughout the trust so that it can have a strong focus on teaching and learning.
  • Managing changes, and their implications, to the Ofsted Inspection Framework.
  • Succession planning - ensuring sufficient recruitment and retention of the very best staff to continue to provide a high level of delivery for the children.

 

The trust seeks to develop and grow in order to attract other schools to join it, from different phases and different local authorities.

What’s involved?

Trust meetings are held THREE times each year (autumn, spring and summer) and are generally held on Tuesdays starting at 6pm with each meeting lasting up to 2 hours.  The trust also has two sub-committees (HR & Standards and Finance, Audit & Risk) and trustees may be invited to join one of the two sub-committees.  Overall trustees are likely to need to devote an average of 7-8 hours 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 alumni network which provides resources, guidance, networking events and webinars to support you in your role. All roles are pro bono.

What next?

If you are interested in this role, please send a copy of your CV and your home or work postcode to us, either through this website or directly to academyambassadors@newschoolsnetwork.org

Full details of this role and other roles in the area, area available at www.academyambassadors.org.

 

 


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