Edge Hill University


Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic individual to be part of a highly skilled Board of Trustees committed to improving the education and opportunities of 14,000 young people in 23 academies across England.

About E-ACT
E-ACT has emerged from a period of significant change with a renewed strength, energy and determination. Our fresh approach to changing the lives of children and young people is supported by a new model of school improvement which is based on collaborative networks led by expert educationalists within regional teams. E-ACT has 23 academies (primary and secondary) across the country, supporting 14,000 pupils in some of the most challenging communities in England. We are passionate about and ambitious in our aspirations for all E-ACT students. We strive for every child to reach their full academic potential, develop a wide range of skills to become well-rounded individuals, and show that postcode does not have to be a barrier to success.

About the role
We are looking for high-calibre candidates who have proven success within their own field of work. Education experience is advantageous but not essential and we have a particular interest in candidates who have experience in any of the following:

• Non-profit sector
• Strategic change and strategic evaluation & analysis
• Transforming organisational culture
• Human resources
• Stakeholder engagement and influencing / public relations
• Policy and campaigning
• Law

You will be required to attend at least four of five Board meetings a year, plus attend Board sub-Committee meetings as agreed in advance (3-5), as well as visit academies at least twice a year.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender, age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race or religion and belief. However, under-representation of women, people of ethnic minority backgrounds and LGBTQ individuals at this level of post, mean we would encourage applications from these groups of people. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

To find out more about this role and to receive an application pack please email Kate Monro on Governance.Team@E-ACT.org.uk

Deadline for applications is Sunday 4 September 2016.


  • Location : London
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  • Closing Date : 04 September 2016
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.


All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

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