Two non-executive Parent Directors

Schoolsworks Academy Trust in West Sussex seeks two non-executive parent directors 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, 2,910 pupils and 421 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 (see www.schoolsworks.org). 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
Number of positions advertised: Two (2)
Roles 1 & 2 – Trustee/Non-Executive Director

Trustees – or non-executive directors – are both charity trustees and company directors of the academy trust; the role is 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 specifically seeking to expand its capacity to challenge and support the financial and accountancy operations of the Trust, although legal and HR skills would also be welcome.
All applicants must have excellent communication skills with energy and enthusiasm to support 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. The current board vacancies are for parents of children of nursery or primary school age (2-11).

Contact
For further information or an application form please contact one of the following:

Sue Hawthorn (Chair of the Board) susan.hawthorn@schoolsworks.org
Chris Seaton (CEO) chris.seaton@schoolsworks.org

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