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Trustee/Director - Full-time/Part-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-6-L
  • Posted:02/02/2022
  • Pay:Volunteer Position
  • Start Date:March 2023
  • App Close Date:03/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Swale Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a Trustee/Director to join our established Trust Board.

Our Trust is one of the South East’s leading Multi-Academy Trusts comprising 19 primary and secondary schools. Our purpose is to develop good and outstanding schools and ensure the rapid improvement of schools with challenges. Our Trust Board is an experienced group of Trustees/non-executive Directors who hold the executive to account through a process of robust challenge and support. 

The role entails a minimum of six Board meetings per year, usually based in Kent and in person (with the option to attend virtually if required), and a place on a sub-committee, such as Audit and Risk, Remuneration or the Secondary Executive Board. The areas of expertise we are looking for are as follows:

  • Secondary Education
  • Human Resources
  • Finance/Audit
  • Estate Management
  • Health and Safety

Please see attached a description of the role. For more information about the Trust's Governance Structure, please visit our Governance Page.  This is an unpaid voluntary role although reasonable expenses will be covered.

Hours of work: Occasional
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: Friday 3rd March 2023
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Swale Academies Trust, Ashdown House, Johnson Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1JS

To apply, please send a CV or an expression of interest outlining your experience, to the Trust Governance Officer, Kate Martin on kate.martin@swale.at or via the Trust’s address below. An informal discussion can be arranged prior to application via the same email address or by telephoning Kate Martin on 01795 426091.

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / CVs on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date:  tbc

Swale 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.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the trust

Since its creation in September 2010 Swale Academies Trust has become a strong and successful school improvement service, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good schools. A glance at the most recent Ofsted reports for Westlands Primary School, Meopham School, The North School, Regis Manor School and The Sittingbourne School, will all point to the effectiveness of the Trust in bringing about change and providing and enabling excellent leadership. First and foremost Swale Academies Trust is about the provision and development of high quality leadership and management.

We don’t seek to develop clone schools that deliver education in a regimented manner. Rather, we value the development in our schools of a spirit of enquiry and action research that provides the best possible education that is right for pupils in a local setting. We do however collectively value and strive for all pupils to produce beautiful work which showcases their development over time of which they, their teachers and support staff and parents can be really proud. We are proud of our schools and we strive for a sense of shared pride in the achievements of all of our students.

Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and who provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust,
    Ashdown House,
    Johnson Road,
    ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091
  • Email: recruitment@swale.at



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.