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  • Start date details

    By arrangement

  • Closing date

    26 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 February 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 4 years

Actual salary

Voluntary Post

What skills and experience we're looking for

The person

You will have significant experience of education or corporate governance, and demonstrate sound business judgement, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team to help us achieve our aims. We will expect you to be ‘challenging’, but at the same time respectful of the views of others, and to adopt a constructive, collegiate, and supportive approach to this unique role.

We wish our Members to beas inclusive as possible and effectively representthe broad, diverse communities we serve; therefore, we would welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.

Members will be expected to commit approximately 10 hours per academic year to meetings – this time commitment includes the reading and preparation required for such meetings. Meetings are held in East and West Sussex and you may choose to attend either in person or remotely, via Teams.

Members have a unique role. Members hold the Board of Trustees of the University of Brighton Academies Trust to account for the effective governance of the Trust – they are the guardians of the governance of the Trust. Members assess if the Board of Trustees is performing well; they ensure that the purpose of the Trust is being met and its charitable objects are being fulfilled – in summary, they consider whether the pupils in the Trust are receiving a good quality of education and whether the Trust is spending public money wisely.

What the school offers its staff

About the Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy Trust in the south east. We are proud to be part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust; a family of infant, primary and secondary schools based in Sussex. Working Together, Delivering Excellence, Achieving Ambitions, and Nurturing Potential are the values that guide us. Our mission is to ‘inspire our children and staff to flourish and achieve their best’ so we positively impact our communities we serve. We aim to create a vibrant, inclusive community, transforming lives and broadening horizons through excellent teaching and learning.​​​​​​​

The University of Brighton is the sponsor of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. Close connection with the university allows us to draw on the expertise of its education experts and external contacts – something that greatly benefits our academies and our pupils.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.​​​​​​

Further details about the role

How to apply ​​​​​​​

Before you apply, we encourage you to contact Kathryn Smith, Director of Governance and Admissions for an informal discussion about the role; please email k.smith@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk in the first instance.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to receiving your application.

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About The St Leonards Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1467 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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