OAK Trust is a partnership of five schools in Leicestershire and Leicester City with a shared ethos, common values and collective goals. We do not have a 'lead' school, instead a collaborative approach within a framework that encourages and supports a high degree of autonomy for each school, recognising that each school has a particular character and set of strengths.
OAK Trust is committed to providing an inspirational education which allows all our pupils to realise their full potential as learners and citizens through excellent teaching, learning and development of the whole child. We will meet the needs of our unique schools and communities through collaboration, support and challenge
We are now seeking to appoint five new Trustees to support the delivery of the Trust’s vision, ethos and strategy in our journey in inspiring our students to achieve and flourish.
Becoming a Trustee is a strategic commitment which typically involves attending at least four board meetings per year; between 5 and 8 hours per month. You will attend full board meetings and sit on a relevant committee.
People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Becoming a Trustee is an exciting opportunity to give back to the community, whilst also developing your professional skills and experience portfolio.
A background in education is not a requirement, as a strong Trustee Board balances a mix of different backgrounds, skills and experiences. We particularly encourage applications from those will skills in HR, Finance, Marketing and Community Engagement.
Volunteering on an academy trust board is deeply rewarding; there is no more important social mission than improving the life chances of young people. In this role you will be responsible for making decisions that directly impacts the prosperity of the next generation and beyond.
Becoming a Trustee is a fantastic opportunity to give back and impact your local community, by strengthening education.
The key functions of the board are:
• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its children and young people, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;
• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
• Ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard.
Please see the Recruitment Pack for further information.
Please contact us for an informal conversation, in the first instance, via the Trust Governance Manager, Danielle Benyon-Payne, on 0116-3033721.
We very much look forward to hearing from you
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