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Ambition Institute (People Trustee)

Apr 1, 2021

Inclusive Boards are delighted to be supporting Ambition Institute in their search for a new Trustee.

Ambition Institute runs training programmes for teachers, school leaders and system leaders, serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds. They  help schools tackling educational disadvantage to keep getting better, and help their teachers and school leaders to become more expert over time.

Their vision is an education system where every child can thrive, no matter what their background and their mission is to help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better.

They are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the Board of Trustees and their People Committee. Part of the role would be to support and challenge the Executive team as they look to strengthen their culture and internal ways of working.

We are keen to hear from candidates who can help shape workforce planning, organisational design and development and increasing workforce diversity and inclusion alongside the following essential criteria:

  • Commitment to Ambition Institute’s mission to end inequality, the role that professional development can play and Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Experience of shaping and developing workforce strategies and leading change and growth.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills and the ability to think creatively and work as a group.

The following are desirable, but not essential for all new Board members:

Experience in one or more of:

  • Workforce planning and organisational design.
  • Building organisational capacity.
  • Scaling up and growth.
  • Increasing workforce diversity and inclusion.
  • Delivering professional development.
  • Understanding of charity governance and requirements.
  • Strategic leadership in your own or other organisations.

For more information please download and read the Candidate Pack by clicking on the button below. 


Ambition Institute welcome applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, heritage, gender, sexuality, socio-economic background, and other differences. They are deeply committed to inclusive working practices, so during the application process they commit to:

  • Paying for childcare whilst you’re at our interviews where these take place in person.
  • Paying for your travel costs to the office and back for interviews when this is held in person.
  • Making any reasonable adjustments – for example ensuring they have sign language interpreters organised in advance if you’d like them.
  • Providing this document in a Word document format readily available to download.
  • Offering a guaranteed first stage interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the role with Inclusive Boards.

If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following:

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application.
  • Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what periods of time they have known you, referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  • Diversity monitoring form – your data will be stored separately from your application and will at no time be connected to you or your application.

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter using the form on this page or to ambition@inclusiveboards.co.uk.

If you would like to discuss this role informally before applying, please call 0207 267 8369 to leave a message for Jelil Akinwande/Elizabeth Oni-Iyiola or send an email to ambition@inclusiveboards.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 2 May 2021, 23:59

Sector: Charities Education
Role Type: Board Committee
Company: Ambition Institute

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