Yorkshire and the Humber Co-operative Learning Trust in Hull seeks two non-executives/directors with experience and skills in primary/secondary education, marketing or human resources to join its board. Board meetings are held at The Pavilion, Bishop Alcock Road, Hull, HU5 4QH 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.
YHCLT comprises two secondary schools and seven primary schools, in a 5 miles radius. Each school has an individual ethos, strengths and set of challenges. Hull has areas of high deprivation and regeneration: some of the Trust’s schools have high numbers of children with English as an additional language and a disproportionately high number of pupils join (or leave) the schools in the middle of a school year. Consequently, mobility is a further challenge the schools face but, nevertheless, the Trust has high expectations for all pupils. The Trust’s aim, underpinned by co-operative values and an ethical approach to leadership, is to work in partnership with the community it serves to combat social exclusion and deprivation; to build a sustainable and vibrant community and local economy; and to provide learners with a global perspective helping them to become responsible and articulate citizens in a global economy. YHCLT also includes a Teaching School Alliance for Hull and the East Riding, the Northern Co-operative Teaching Alliance (NCTA). In all, YHCLT comprises nine schools.
The board seeks two business leaders with board level experience in
As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 – 24 months:
Over the medium term, the Trust aims to consolidate and strengthen its current offer – developing and improving internal structures as part of this. The Trust is considering growth but not at the expense of its current schools. Over the longer term, the Trust recognises the need to grow in order to ensure financial viability for all of its schools.
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:
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.
Please register your interest now to be considered for the role.
A full trust specification is available here:
Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.
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