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.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org in the first
Thank you for your
interest, and we look forward to receiving your application.
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. This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013, 2020 and 2023. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
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