Leverhulme Academy Trust

Leverhulme Academy Trust

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Vacancy to join our Board of Trustees

We’re seeking passionate individuals who can offer their time and expertise to join our Board of Trustees. 

Founded in 2016, Leverhulme Church of England and Community Trust comprises two large secondary schools and a sixth form provision, educating approximately 2,950 students and employing around 350 staff.

Over the last six years, we’ve invested over £8.5 million across the Trust to create first-class facilities for our students and an environment that allows them to engage fully in the curriculum and wider curriculum opportunities. We’re seeking individuals with the passion and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools to join our Board of Trustees and support the Trust as we continue our ongoing transformation.

Person specification

Trustees play an integral role in the way the Trust is run, setting the strategic priorities of the Trust, shaping and implementing the vision and ethos, whilst ensuring we remain sustainable and financially viable. They bring experience and expertise from other areas of life to provide an external perspective, challenge assumptions and help find the best solutions to the challenges faced by the Trust and its schools.

As a result, the essential skills of a Trustee are having the ability to think strategically, being able to work as part of a team and having a commitment to collective responsibility. In addition to the general skills required and responsibilities of being a Trustee, to complement the skills of our current Trust Board we are looking for individuals who may have a strong understanding of one of the following key areas:– finance, strategy, governance, risk, or human resources. In assessing applications, other factors may be considered, including, inter alia, whether the applicant is a current or recent parent of either Harper Green School or Rivington and Blackrod High School, or has a demonstrable existing commitment to the Trust or its schools.

What does the role offer?

Becoming a Trustee is a fantastic way to give something back to the community. It is a great way to put your professional skills to use and develop your own personal skills and a wonderful opportunity to learn new things. With the support and guidance from fellow Trustees, you would gain an insight into what’s involved in the management of a multi-academy trust and develop new skills working within a leadership role.

Time commitment

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the passion and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. You do not need to have any specialist knowledge of education. To fulfil the role diligently, applicants should be in a position to commit sufficient time; this includes preparing for and attending four Trust Board meetings and approximately five additional committee meetings each year.

Further information

For further information about Leverhulme Church of England and Community Trust, visit www.leverhulmeacademytrust.org, and please see our short promotional video “The Leverhulme Way” at www.leverhulmeacademytrust.org/about-us.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Carol Davies (CFO) via email at cdavies@lcect.co.uk to arrange an initial discussion about the Trust.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check.

Yours faithfully

Mrs S Horan

Chair of Trustees