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Wickersley Partnership Trust


Job ID-153

Deadline for applications: 5th May 2024

Inclusive Boards is delighted to be undertaking the search for 2 new Directors (Trustees) for Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT).

WPT was founded in 2014 and exists to further the interests of the young people that it serves.  WPT strive to be an outstanding group of schools where students have a highly positive educational experience that prepares them well for the next stage of education and provides them with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally, academically and physically to achieve the highest possible standards. The climate for learning is characterised by embedded inclusivity and high expectations.

The Directors set the overall strategic direction for the Academies collectively and are the people responsible under the Academy Trust’s articles of association for controlling its management and administration.

We are seeking two new Directors (Trustees) who will join the Audit and Risk and Finance subcommittees respectively. The skills and attributes we need for both roles include:

  • Senior experience within a complex organisation in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors
  • A strong interest in and commitment to education as well as an understanding of the governance arrangements of the education and charity sectors
  • Experience of successfully managing relationships in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

For the Audit and Risk role we need: 

  • Understanding of audit and risk management within a complex environment.
  • Good knowledge and experience of working in a senior finance role.

For the Finance role we need: 

  • Experience in non-Department for Education funding streams
  • Commercial acumen and exposure, with experience of strategic financial development and management

​​​For a full person specification and more information on the roles, please download the candidate information pack using the links on this page. 

To apply please provide: 

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum 2 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 and will be assessed.
  • Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you (referees will not be contacted without prior consent).

To find out more, request support when applying, or have an informal confidential discussion before applying, please get in touch with one of our consultants by emailing wickersley@inclusiveboards.co.uk

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