Trustee (Non-Executive Director)

Closing date: 22/03/2020

Job posted date: 21/02/2020

Salary: Voluntary Post

Employment type: Volunteer

Hours per week: Various

Do you share our belief that education transforms lives?


We are seeking three new Trustees (volunteer non-executive directors) with either a financial, business, corporate governance or HR background to join our Board of Trustees,  to realise our vision, mission and strategic direction to enable us to have a positive impact on the communities we serve across Sussex.


The person


You will be able to demonstrate sound business judgement, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team to help us achieve our aims. We will expect you to be ‘challenging’, but at the same time respectful of the views of others, and to adopt a constructive, collegiate and supportive approach to this very important role.


We are looking to develop a Board that is as inclusive as possible and which effectively represents the broad, diverse communities we serve; therefore, we would welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.


The role


  • Promote the highest standards of governance and transparency, ensuring that the Board of Trustees fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the charity.
  • Attend each Board of Trustees meeting per calendar year (Typically six meetings a year).
  • Join a Committee of the Board relevant to personal interests and skill set (typically three meetings a year)
  • Together with the Chair, Board colleagues and the Chief Executive, determine the strategic direction of the Trust and set policy.


For more information about the role, please refer to our role description.  

About the Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy Trust in the south east. We work collaboratively across our network of 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all rated Good and Outstanding, sharing ideas, insight and best practices to help our pupils and everyone connected to our academies achieve excellence.

With ten years of experience supporting schools to excel, we truly believe that education transforms lives. Enriched by the University of Brighton’s contribution, we want to ensure all 7,700 pupils are inspired to meet their potential and develop a passion for lifelong learning.

We recognise and encourage our academies to be distinct with its individuality celebrated, balanced with a consistent approach to policy and procedures to maximise efficiencies and provide opportunities to implement best practice.

How to apply

For more information about the role, please refer to our role description. 


Before you apply, we encourage you to contact Sam Coates, Executive Director of Strategy, for an informal discussion about the role: Please email or call 01273 643392.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. 


Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to receiving your application.



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