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Careers In Education with the Schoolsworks Academy Trust

As a multi-academy trust looking after several schools and with a head office function, we employ over 400 staff in teaching, non-teaching and support roles.

We are always on the lookout for exceptional talent to help us in our goal of delivering outstanding education.     

 Non-executive Directors

  • Schoolsworks Academy Trust in West Sussex are always keen to hear from people willing to take on the role of non-executive directors of the Trust with finance/accountancy, legal or HR skills. Board meetings are usually held in Littlehampton.
  • About the Trust
    Schoolsworks Academy Trust (the Trust) currently has seven schools, over 3,000 pupils and 400 staff. Trust schools are located between Worthing in the east to Selsey in the west along the south coast.
  • Trust ethos & values
    Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust strongly driven by its values. In practice, these values translate into the aspiration to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.
  • Role summary
    Non-executive directors are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is to support and to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The board of trustees manages the business of the Trust and may exercise all the powers of the trust.
  • Person specification
    The Board is constantly seeking to expand its capacity to challenge and support the operations of the Trust.  Any applicants must have excellent communication skills with energy and enthusiasm to support the education of children and willingness to contribute to a team. Applicants must be team-players and willing to take time to familiarise themselves with the state-funded primary education sector. Candidates will preferably reside within 20 miles of Littlehampton. 
  • Contact
    For further information or an application form please contact one of the following: Norman Rose (Chair of the Board) norman.rose@schoolsworks.org
    Chris Seaton (CEO) chris.seaton@schoolsworks.org

School Community Council Members

  • We are seeking new School Community Council (SCC)* Members to provide local governance support for our schools and Headteachers. Our SCC’s play a valuable role in supporting our schools and in keeping each one effectively connected to its wider community. School Community Councils are made up of a mixture of staff, parents and members of the local community. Members of each SCC actively support the work of both the Trust and the school in delivering a high-quality education for our children. This governance role involves working with the school’s leadership team to keep the work of the school under constant review by acting as a critical friend.  All our schools are welcome to receive enquiries about joining their School Community Council, and their contact details can be found via this page.  

  • Usually, each SCC meets once or twice a term to discuss the school’s progress, focus, ethos and direction. In order to fulfil its function effectively, the work of the SCC is divided across six portfolios, with every SCC member being involved in at least one portfolio:
    • Teaching, Learning and Performance Portfolio (to raise standards of teaching and learning)
    • Safeguarding and Child Protection Portfolio (to ensure pupil happiness, welfare and safety)
    • Finance and Audit Portfolio (the efficient, appropriate and compliant use of local finances)
    • Health & Safety and Premises Portfolio (to ensure school premises are safe and secure and a positive learning environment)
    • Senior Leadership Team Liaison and School Support Portfolio (to support the academy school’s management team)
    • Community Engagement and Fundraising Portfolio (to ensure effective engagement within the school community)
    Training and induction are provided. The role is very rewarding and offers an excellent opportunity to volunteer, get involved in helping local children and play an active part in the community. The application process would involve the completion of an application form and a meeting with the Chair of the School Community Council and a representative of the Trust which looks after the school. A DBS check is also required once appointed. If you would like to find out more please contact Louise Pope in the first instance on 01903 739988 or email louise.pope@schoolsworks.org.*Schoolsworks School Community Councils replaced Local Governing Bodies in 2016

Teaching Staff – General Enquiries

  • We are always keen to hear from exceptional teachers that can help us deliver an outstanding education for our children. If you think you can add something to our pupils' lives please email HR  with a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your skills, salary expectations and current situation.

Teaching Support Staff – General Enquiries

  • We are always keen to hear from exceptional candidates that would like to help our teachers and leaders deliver an outstanding education to our children. If you think you can add something to our organisation please email HR with a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your skills, salary expectations and current situation.

Trust Support Staff – General Enquiries

  • We are always keen to hear from exceptional candidates that would like to become part of the Schoolsworks team. If you think you can add something to our organisation please email HR with a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your skills, salary expectations and current situation.