Non-executive director- Engage Enrich Excel Academies

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Engage Enrich Excel Academies (EEEA Trust)

Non-executive director/ Trustee role

Could you be an Academy Ambassador in Surrey?  Engage, Enrich, Excel Academies seeks one non-executives/directors to join its board who would in due course become the chair of the trust.

The trust’s vision is to provide a rich and varied curriculum and the trust seeks a professional candidate with a commitment to school improvement to help drive forward new systems and structures as the trust grows.

Board meetings are held across Camberley, Woking and Aldershot, Surrey starting at 7.30am/8.00am.

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 comprises five primary schools including a National Support School in Surrey with a total cohort of 2,019 students. 25% of students across the trust have English as an additional language and a high proportion of students are in receipt of free school meals. The trust operates with a budget of £8.8 million and currently employs nearly 400 members of staff across its schools. The trust is looking to grow over the next three years to 10 schools.

The board seeks a business leader with expertise in

  • CEO/general management or
  • educational leadership or
  • corporate governance

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

  • Accountability: develop systems and structures throughout the trust and its schools that ensure robust accountability on standards, finance and operations
  • Growth: whilst the trust’s finances are strong, it is a priority to deliver financial efficiencies as the trust grows
  • Education quality: facilitate improvement in the quality of education delivered across all schools within the trust

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 alumni network which provides resources, guidance, networking events and webinars to support you in your role. All roles are pro bono.

What next?

Call to action – please visit AA. Org – A full trust specification is available at


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