Board Member

We are always interested in hearing from potential board members. Academy Trusts, and particularly large or changing multi-academy trusts (MATs), need strong corporate governance. The strongest MATs have brought in new independent board members with corporate and business experience.

We recruit a range of individuals from a wide range of industries – from large financial employers, to legal firms, to businesses large and small, entrepreneurial and leading figures of their industry. The sort of skills we hope board members bring include the ability to provide:

  • strategic advice on how the trust is run overall, including agreeing strategies for business growth or consolidation
  • specific expertise in turning round performance at organisations with financial or performance problems
  • challenge the Chief Executive, Financial Director and others to ensure that education standards in schools rise quickly and that academy groups are efficiently run, delivering maximum value for money.

Board members typically dedicate 4-6 hours per month. Some may become Trust Chair, others Chair of Finance, other Trustee without portfolio.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Debbie Nixon, Executive PA: nixond@eehs.surrey.sch.uk