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Non-executive Director/Trustee at Chorus Education Trust

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Chorus Education Trust seeks a non-executive director possessing extensive commercial skills. Meetings are held in Sheffield when safe to do so. The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at multi-academy trusts (MATs) throughout the country to raise standards of education and improve the life chances of young people, which is critical to our social and economic success. The opportunity Chorus Education Trust seeks to recruit one Non-Executive Director/Trustee to its board, which currently oversees three secondary academies and has plans to expand further in the future. The trust seeks a senior business professional possessing extensive commercial experience who is keen to work with the board and its executive team and make a strong contribution to consolidating its position and developing the trust into its next phase. Board meetings are held in the south west Sheffield area. The board seeks a business leaders with board level experience in • Entrepreneurial and business management • Branding/Marketing • Strategic Leadership • Corporate/Charity Governance • Growth Management As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 – 24 months: • Further developing the positive reputation of Chorus Education Trust to allow growth; • Further improving the performance of Westfield School and Hope Valley College; • Management of finance and funding as well as a major building development as Silverdale expands to take on more students. What's involved? Board governance in education is a strategic, 'eyes on, hands off' commitment which typically involves attending c. six board meetings per year/6-8 hours' time per month. You will be responsible for: • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent As an Academy Ambassador, you will join our ambassador network which provides resources, guidance, networking events and webinars to support you in your role. All roles are pro bono. People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. What next? Please register your interest now to be considered for the role. A full trust specification is available on the Academy Ambassadors website by clicking apply. Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.

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