Academy Governor - Member of the Academies Governing Board

Academy Governor - Member of the Academies Governing Board

At a glance


  • Social media marketing
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Legal
  • General / operations management
  • Data analysis
  • Training


Bournemouth, BH7 6NY
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? 10 miles


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
6 GB meetings per year of 3 hours plus ad hoc visits once a term


30 Sep 2024

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An exciting opportunity to join and become part of the Governance leadership team of one of the largest publicly-funded secondary schools in South Dorset, with ambition to become the secondary school of choice for the communities it serves.

What will you be doing?

The role of Governor is a key element in the Academies' leadership capability, comprising Governors and the Senior Operational Leadership Team led by the Principal.

The Governing Board’s role is strategic, focused on 3 core governance principles:

  1. To ensure the Academies have an ambitious strategy with an aligned culture, to grow and develop around its core purpose of consistently delivering the very best standards of education possible to all of its students
  2. To provide scrutiny, challenge and support to the Leadership Team over all aspects of performance of the Academies and the effective delivery of its plans
  3. To ensure the Academies are sustainable in the medium to long term, in relation to all aspects of  strategic resourcing – people, money, estate and technology

What are we looking for?

We are seeking to extend the current Governing Board, to ensure a strong, diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge, drawn from the following:

Commercial Sector

  • Leadership, people management
  • General management
  • Strategy and planning
  • Finance/accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Technology, data analysis & reporting

Public Sector                                                                         

  • Local Authority
  • Children’s Services
  • Safeguarding
  • Public Services
  • Leadership and management
  • Strategy & planning
  • People and service management
  • Finance/Accounting

What difference will you make?

The impact will be seen and felt in not only the improving progress and outcomes achieved by students, but also in the career and life advantages provided by the effective and stimulating moral, social and educational experience they receive at the Academies. 

Both the students and the communities from which they are drawn, see and feel the significant benefit from what the Academies deliver each and every day and as a Governor you will have a major role to play in ensuring this continues and develops further and to help the Academies achieve their strategic objective(s).

Before you apply

Please contact us via REACH in the first instance. Interviews/discussion about the role will be via ZOOM or phone in the first instance, with the Chair of the Governing Board

  • Education
  • Organisation type: 
    Educational body

    Secondary school students from age 11 to 18

    Avonbourne Academies believes that every child matters and every lesson counts. We also believe in the limitless potential of our students and,...