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The Chelmsford Learning Partnership

Non-executive director/Trustee

East of England and North East London | Essex

Deadline Date:  16/07/2021

Could you help to improve education in Chelmsford by volunteering to become a trustee? The Chelmsford Learning Partnership seeks one new trustee with expertise in estates, with experience in legal, growth and change management.

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.


The opportunity


The Chelmsford Learning Partnership was established in 2012 and grew out of The Boswells School which converted to academy status. The trust expanded rapidly in 2018 when five schools joined and the trust opened its first brand-new school, The Beaulieu Park School as part of the free schools programme. Despite the challenges of Covid-19, the trust opened its second new school, Lakelands Primary, on time and the first cohort of children are settled into the new building. The trust is looking forward to growing next year and seeks skills in estates management and growth/change management in particular to assist in its objective/s.


The board seeks a business leader with board level experience in


Estates Management AND

Growth/Change Management OR

Strategic Leadership OR

Corporate Governance OR

Finance OR


Health and Safety OR

Risk management

Candidates with two or more of the above will be considered. 

As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 – 24 months:


Setting in place a recovery curriculum that assists the children in making up for the time spent away from school as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuring that the trust’s sponsored schools can demonstrate improvement and a positive impact on the education of the children;

Growing the trust to ensure that it achieves even greater financial efficiencies through economies of scale;

Developing the central team in line with trust’s growth strategy to meet the needs of all schools.


What’s involved?


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:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and

Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

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.


What next?


Please register your interest now to be considered for the role.


Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.