Trustee (Non-Executive Director)

GLF Schools
Banstead, Surrey (Remote working)
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Part Time
£0 Voluntary
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
31st October 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: Term - 4 years
  • Job ID: 1373685

GLF Schools is seeking to appoint a Trustee (non-executive director) to join its board. This is an exciting opportunity to join the board of one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in the country and make a real difference to the life chances of over 17,000 children and young people.

Your opportunity

Trustees -or non-executive directors - are both charity trustees and company directors of the Academy Trust. The core functions of their role are:

  • ensuring clarity of vision,
  • ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance;
  • providing financial oversight of a charitable company funded by the public purse.
  • Using any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on new initiatives, or other issues, to the area of the Charity's work in which the Trustee has special expertise.

The board seeks a business leader with experience of any/all of Operations Management, Marketing, Human Resources and Corporate Governance

The board seeks a business leader who can use their knowledge or experience that they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions.

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

➔ Raise our Level

  • Restructure our curriculum and leadership to ensure high quality provision to the children
  • Focus on excellent provision for children with SEND and vulnerable groups
  • Investment in school improvement to drive outcomes
  • Optimising government funding

➔ Operational Effectiveness

  • Build ‘Numbers on Role (NOR)’ towards ‘Published Admissions Number (PAN)’
  • Develop enterprise IT and wider procurement
  • Enhance our pay and rewards approach to recognise the competitive recruitment and retention market
  • Irradicate school deficits and build financial sustainability

➔ Provide More

  • Raise funds from external donations
  • Continue to develop the GLF Schools’ Foundation
  • Develop a volunteering strategy
  • Develop new streams of income
  • Use of technology to add educational value

What we are looking for

Board governance in education is a strategic, ‘eyes on, hands off’ commitment, which typically involves attending around six board meetings per year plus committee meetings/6-8 hours’ time per month. Meetings are held remotely and in-person. You will be able to claim for travel expenses if needed.

Although this role is voluntary, our Trustees are invaluable to us at GLF Schools.

For more information please see the attached Role Summary or contact the Trust’s Governance Manager, Ciara Carroll (details of which can be found on page 2 in the attached Join Our Community pack)

The Details

Closing date for applications – 31st October 2023

Interview date – TBC

All roles are pro bono.

We would love to hear from you if you are looking to give something back to your community and ultimately support our Trust to deliver the very best outcomes for our children.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.