• Job Reference: Inclusive MAT
  • Date posted: 7 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Inclusive Multi Academy Trust
  • Location: Central London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: Voluntary Role - Reasonable expenses paid
  • Sector: Education/Training
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Duration: Approximately 0.5 to 1 day a month
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

At the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust, we believe that ‘happy children learn, happy staff thrive, and happy parents build a community’. As a family of three primary schools in Watford, England, we are committed to creating an environment where every child feels valued, supported, and inspired to reach their full potential.

Trustee Opportunities 

The Trust Board is looking to appoint two trustees with strong commercial business experience, specifically in HR and IT or digital skills. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced business or charity leader who is looking to further develop leadership and governance skills.

HR opportunity

As a senior HR leader, you will support the Trust in developing its people strategy to be innovative, and people-focussed. Our Staff are proud to work here and recognise the career progression and coaching opportunities the trust offers. We recognise that we need to do more to adapt our policies to be more flexible and allow us to find creative solutions to enable us to continue to be an inclusive employer and make our aspiration a reality to be the best employer of choice. Your experience as a senior HR leader will help us to strengthen our culture to be more inclusive, develop flexible working policies and address recruitment and retention issues.

IT opportunity

Our recent skills audit highlighted the need to have an IT expert on our board. As a senior leader with an extensive IT background, you will help us shape our digital strategy by providing strategic guidance on the Trust’s digital innovation initiatives. Your strategic advice will help us deliver a tender process for an outsourced IT supplier next year, to enable our children to have better and secure access to technology and our workforce to be more efficient and communicate effectively. You will help us explore and integrate cutting-edge technology such as AI into learning programmes for our children by ensuring the Trust remains at the forefront of educational technology.

Why should you join us?

We believe our schools are vibrant, exciting, and truly special places. Nurturing our community is at the forefront of all we do. Our current board has diverse and strong skills and experience in education, finance, project management, communications, mergers, and acquisitions. Our board meetings boast an informal, relaxed environment where our trustees discuss strategic priorities with a focus on children, staff, and the community. Joining Inclusive MAT as a trustee provides an opportunity to significantly impact the Trust's strategic direction whilst enhancing your leadership and governance capabilities. If you have the necessary experience and a passion for making a difference, we encourage you to apply.

Experience and Knowledge 

In addition to one of the above specialisms, you must have

  • Experience in a senior HR or IT leadership role, either in a business or charity. 
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategies as an HR or IT leader. 
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance in the commercial and/or not for profit sectors. 
  • Ability to challenge current thinking, the method of governance and management of the Trust in a constructive manner and in the best interests of the Trust
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret management information and other data/evidence.
  • Ability to play a strategic role to successfully effect change and meet the objectives of the Trust. Eagerness to reflect and learn, even in the role of trustee
  • Commitment to the ethos and values of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust, the education and welfare of children and young people and DEI.
  • Adhere to our Board’s code of conduct underpinned by the seven principles of public life as identified by the Nolan Committee: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

Eastside People is supporting Inclusive MAT in the recruitment for these roles. 

Please click the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to our vacancy page where you will be able to apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter, which should address the points in the Person Specification outlined in the Candidate Information Pack. 

The cover letter should indicate why you are interested in applying for a Trustee role and how you meet the role requirements. 

If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Renu to arrange a convenient time. Having a call of this kind will not influence the success or otherwise of your application.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd July with shortlisting interviews taking place the week after.  Interviews with Inclusive MAT will take place early to mid-July.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

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