Local Board Member

Location
Hastings/St Leonards and Crawley
Salary
Voluntary
Posted
04 Jan 2018
Closes
26 Jan 2018
Sector
Education
Function
Voluntary
Contract Type
Voluntary

LOCAL BOARD MEMBER

VARIOUS PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ACADEMIES

IN HASTINGS, ST LEONARDS AND CRAWLEY

VOLUNTARY ROLE

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is looking for volunteers to join our Academies’ Local Boards in Hastings, St Leonards and Crawley.


Hastings:

  • The Hastings Academy
  • The Baird Primary Academy
  • Dudley Infant Academy

St Leonards:

  • The St Leonards Academy
  • Robsack Wood Primary Academy
  • Churchwood Primary Academy
  • Silverdale Primary Academy
  • Hollington Primary Academy
  • West St Leonards Primary Academy

Crawley:

  • Pound Hill Infant Academy
  • Desmond Anderson Primary Academy

As a Local Board member you’ll act as the link between your Academy and its community while getting involved in many aspects of the strategic leadership of an academy. You will contribute to discussions on the Academy’s strategic direction; ensure the Academy develops and maintains strong links with its local community; ensure that there is effective communication with parents/carers and other stakeholders; oversee pupil wellbeing; and serve on Academy and Trust panels.

Local Board members include a mix of people from the local community. You’ll work alongside elected parent and staff representatives, and the Academy’s Principal.

Each Local Board meets formally 3-4 times each academic year and there are also opportunities to visit the academy during the daytime and to join celebration events. There are also occasional formal hearings which require Local Board involvement.

The average time commitment is 10-15 hours each term. You will spend time at meetings, completing background reading and on academy visits. This is a voluntary role, so we’ll provide you with free training and all the support you’ll need.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is a network of 15 academies in Sussex all supporting each other – and our pupils – to excel.

We believe that education transforms lives. Enriched by the university’s contribution, we want to ensure that our 7,500 pupils are inspired to meet their potential and develop a passion for life-long learning.

We are a multi-academy trust which is a not-for-profit charitable company limited by guarantee.

To apply:

Closing date for applications: Friday 26 January 2018

Please complete an Expression of Interest Form which is attached below and email to locallink@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk  

Please review the full Job Description and Person Specification attached to this advert for more details on this opportunity.

To view this vacancy on our website please visit: brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/careers/vacancy/5981

All Local Board members are subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearances including the Disqualification under the Childcare Act. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all of our volunteers to share this commitment.

Further information

If you would like to speak to a current member of the Local Board for an insight in to the role before making an application then please do get in touch: http://www.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/about/local_boards