Director for Academy Trust

Director for Academy Trust

At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Legal
  • HR
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Data analysis
  • Teaching / Education


Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8XJ
Mainly at the office


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

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Director for social, emotional, mental health Academy Trust

What will you be doing?

Our Board is chaired by Peter Carter and of made up of seven Directors. We plan to add 2-3 more to strengthen the skills and experience, and widen our diversity

The Board of Directors have overall oversight of Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust. In Trusts the purpose of Governance is to provide:-

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Accountability and Assurance
  • Strategic Engagement.

As a Director, on the Board of Directors, you will work in partnership with the CEO, to set the strategic direction of the Trust, challenge Senior leaders and to take the Trust forward as an excellent example for the type of alternative provision that it offers.

Being a Director is a commitment to attending Board and Committee meetings that consider issues such as setting the Trust’s vision, mitigating financial risk and scrutinising educational outcomes, as well as overseeing the management side of the Trust.

Through oversight and strategic direction, the board will ensure that the Trust:

  • Complies with governance documentation and relevant legislation
  • Apply the resources solely towards pursing our purpose
  • Have financial stability and sustainability
  • Have effective  policies and procedures in place
  • Evaluation performance against agreed goals


What are we looking for?

No previous experience is required and we welcome application from young and old alike from people with all kinds of backgrounds.

Our Directors must be:

  • Willing and able to champion our Vision and Values
  • Collaborative and open to new ideas
  • Able to listen, express views constructively and be fair and objective.
  • Reliable, ethical and honest
  • Willing and able to contribute to the work of the Board
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check

We are particularly seeking applicants with one or more of the following:

  • Experience of the education sector and/or further education
  • An understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Advanced financial/ accounting  skills
  • An understanding of adolescence mental health

What difference will you make?

Directors play a vital role in making sure that Trinity Academy Newcastle Trust achieves its strategic vision. The Directors have the overall management of the Trust and provide support, ideas and constructive challenge to the CEO and Executive Leadership team. As a Director you will be able to develop your professional skills and experience in areas such as strategic planning, chairing, policy implementation and teamwork. 

Before you apply

Please apply via Reach

  • Education
  • Organisation type: 
    Educational body

    A multi-academy Trust based in Newcastle and Sunderland provided education to 2 pre-16 academies and 2 post-16 education settings.