By joining our friendly team of trustees, you will be helping us to ensure that we have efficient monitoring systems and structures in place to evidence how we perform and comply with our statutory requirements.
Becoming a First Federation Trustee will give you the opportunity to contribute to improving the education of children. Trustees are both company directors and charity trustees. They have three core roles:
You will be required to attend four board meetings (lasting about two hours) and up to six committee meetings (lasting between one and two hours) a year. These currently take place virtually. Meeting documents are circulated a week in advance via a dedicated, user friendly online platform, to give you time to digest the information and prepare questions. Ongoing training and support will be offered.
We are looking for someone with financial and/or audit skills to help strengthen our audit committee. You do not need to have any educational expertise. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who:
You will be bringing skills and expertise from your own sector and experience, and an outside perspective on what we do. By asking questions and helping us to assess our performance, risks and processes, you will help us to improve our systems and structures. This in turn will help us remain a successful and efficient organisation.
As well as giving you an opportunity to apply your skills and expertise in a different context, becoming a trustee will give you a sense of achievement in helping make a different to children's education. You will be part of a small friendly team, where everyone's contribution is listened to and appreciate. In addition, you will be able access to free training and support in respect of education and governance matters, and network with other trustees and governors.
All trustees / governors have to be DBS checked, in line with Keeping Children in Education regulations.