Become a trustee

Could you be one of our Trustees?

Our Board of Trustees work at a top level and are accountable for all the academies within our trust. Trustees delegate the day-to-day running of our academies to Local Governing Boards.

The main responsibilities of the trustees are to:

  • Set the strategic direction of the trust.
  • Hold senior school leadership to account.
  • Oversee the trust’s financial performance.
There aren’t any specific requirements to be a trustee. Just like governing boards, a board of trustees must be diverse and made up of people with different skillsets. Professional backgrounds in areas such as HR, law, finance, and marketing are key skills needed on multi-academy trust boards, but softer skills such as negotiation, problem solving, and leadership, are also great additions. However, given the extra levels of responsibilities, trustees must be skilled, knowledgeable, and able to confidently support and challenge the leadership of a group of schools.

Want to chat?

If you are interested in becoming one of our trustees, contact our Trust Lead or Chair of the Board of Trustees in the first instance.
Being a trustee of a multi-academy trust is a challenging yet rewarding position. For many people, volunteering as a trustee is a meaningful way to give back but also to develop skills and gain non-executive director experience.