The Trust currently comprises five primary academies, with a sixth (brand new) school due to open in August 2019. All 6 academies are located locally within Leicestershire, and board meetings will all be held within the county.
Trustees, who are also Directors of the Company, are volunteers who support the Trust, CEO and Leadership in delivering the strategic vision of the Trust. They will develop and review strategic plans; ensure the operation of the trust complies with its legal requirements and delivers a high quality curriculum, using resources efficiently and effectively, to deliver outstanding education and outcomes for our pupils and communities.
The key responsibilities of the Trustees include:
- ensuring the quality of educational provision;
- challenging and monitoring the performance of the Trust and its leaders;
- ensuring excellent financial management and probity;
- supporting the leadership in management of staff.
Trustees will meet six times a year in Leicestershire. Each meeting is expected to last 2 - 3 hours (max) but directors/ trustees should also factor in some preparation time. Meetings typically take place in the early evening.
In addition there will also be an opportunity for Trustees to work alongside our Local Governing Bodies. This would require a commitment of a further 6 meetings per year which are anticipated to last no more than 2 hours.
We are seeking talented individuals who have the ability to work strategically with experience of leadership at senior management or director level. Applications will be welcomed from individuals with education, public sector or business backgrounds; but particularly from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- Legal and compliance;
- Finance and business management;
- Facilities and property management.
If you are interested in applying for this role please complete our Trustee Application form and Skills Audit and send it, along with your CV and a short covering letter, to our CEO, as detailed in the candidate letter.
- Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd November 2019, 4.00 pm
- Interviews: Week commencing 25th November, 2019
The OWLS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment of Trustees will be subject to all appropriate safeguarding checks, including the requirement for enhanced DBS disclosure.
The OWLS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.