Trustees


SOKE Education Trust
is looking to recruit two more Directors.

The trust seeks Trustees with senior experience. Candidates must be committed to the ethos and values of the MAT as well as the education and welfare of its pupils. Additionally, candidates must have independence of thought and sound judgement, the ability to work as part of a team and to play a strategic role in effecting change to meet the objectives of the trust.  Most importantly, candidates should be able to demonstrate that they have the capacity to take on this role.

Trusteeship is a voluntary, unpaid role for people who have the energy and skills to make a real contribution to shaping the future of our schools. Experience and knowledge of schools is not a requirement.

The ideal candidates will have an in-depth understanding of the impact of effective governance, possessing an independent-minded, enquiring and analytical approach. A drive for improvement is key to our success, as well as preparedness to challenge the status quo and raise standards across the trust. 

Desirable skills:

  • Financial/accounting
  • HR
  • School Improvement  

Board meetings are held on rotation at our schools, 11 times a year and are always set well in advance to allow trustees to manage their diaries.  The meetings are set at the beginning of the academic year to accommodate Directors and are set a variety of times throughout the day and early evenings, lasting up to 3 hours each.  An induction and training programme will be available. There are occasions when trustees may be invited to visit schools to get an understanding of the board’s decisions at school level. Altogether it is estimated that trustees will need to allocate an average of 5-6 hours per month to read papers, prepare and attend meetings as well and undertake any training. 

If you would like to apply for this opportunity please put an expression of interest in writing, highlighting your skills, experience and reasons for applying to janetharris@sokeeducationtrust.co.uk or chair@sokeeducationtrust.co.uk by 31st August 2019.

The successful applicant will be expected to abide by Soke Education Trusts Safeguarding policy which protects all our children with a DBS applicant being mandatory.