Tarka Learning Partnership – an exciting Multi-Academy Trust, based in North Devon – is currently looking to recruit a Trustee to help support the Trust vision. All backgrounds and specialisms of applicants will be considered.

The Trustees are responsible for the following three core governance functions:

  • strategic leadership of the academy trust;
  • accountability and assurance;
  • engagement.

As charity Trustees, they must also ensure that they are complying with charity law requirements. Academy trusts are charitable companies and the Trustees are company Trustees and must comply with company law requirements. Trustees will support the Trust’s leadership team to deliver quality education, ensure value for money and that processes and procedures are in place, monitored and followed, to achieve this.

The Trust is seeking a talented individual who has the ability to work strategically with experience of leadership at senior management or Trustee level. Applications will be particularly welcomed from individuals with an understanding and experience of change management.

In return you will know that you would be making a difference to the life chances of children and young people in North Devon as part of a group of schools, which sit at the heart of their communities. The role of Trustee will be challenging, but also rewarding. In giving something back to the community, Trustees will develop a range of both new and existing skills, receiving free training and opportunities for professional development.

Board of Trustee meetings will be held at Roundswell Community Primary. There would be a commitment of approximately nine meetings a year, each being 3 hours maximum. You should factor in some preparation time for each meeting.

Please see the recruitment letter and role specification below for further details of responsibilities and essential experience:

Trustee recruitment letter

Trustee role specification

For any queries or to apply for the role, please contact Della Oliver, Information Governance Leader della.oliver@tarkatrust.org.uk