Become a Trustee
Do you want to make a difference by sharing your expertise?
Are you looking for an interesting challenge that will also develop you personally and professionally?
The Greenwood Academies Trust’s Board is always looking to make sure it has the capacity and skills to oversee the next phase of our work.
We believe that bringing new faces onto the Board, especially those with diverse experiences and from diverse backgrounds, will help to ensure we remain as good as we can be.
You must be passionate about supporting the development of our children and young people and ensuring that every pupil within our academies can be the best they can be.
Whatever your area of expertise, we will be pleased to hear from you.
We conduct regular reviews of our Trustees' skillsets and will pursue discussions with anyone who may help us to fill gaps.
If we are not able to pursue an application at the moment (perhaps because we already have a skillset covered, or because the Board simply does not have any spaces available), we may keep your details on file, or try to determine whether or not there are other ways in which you can get involved with our work.
Among the key areas where we are often looking for expertise are:
- Support, safety and wellbeing (e.g. mental health and family support)
- Community engagement
- Business leadership and entrepreneurship
- IT and digital
- Business services leadership - finance, estates and human resources.
We are also keen to expand the geographical spread of our Trustees, as well as their diversity of experience and background.
As a Trustee, your commitment would be to attend five or six formal Trust Board meetings a year in person in the Nottingham area.
You would also join at least one Board Committee and be required to attend up to three meetings a year, most of which will be virtual.
We may also call upon you to play a role in important decision making processes, including those related to pupil and staff disciplinary matters, complaints and whistleblowing.
We will encourage you also to participate in the wider life of the organisation, for example by attending Trust-wide events and acting in an ambassadorial role.
Although the role of Trustee is a voluntary one, we will cover all reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of your duties.
You will normally be eligible to serve one or two terms of four years.
If you would like to find out more or register your interest, please submit a brief email stating why you wish to be considered for the role, together with your CV, to the Clerk to the Board firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff (including volunteers) to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.