Join us as a trustee

Embrace Multi Academy Trust is looking for additional trustees to join its committed and friendly board, where engagement and debate are always welcome, along with a strong desire to improve outcomes for children. 

To find out more, email Russell Andrews, Chair of Trustees, via admin@embracemat.org to arrange an informal chat. 

About our trust

Formed in April 2019, we are proud to be a church majority trust with close links to the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education.  As a trust with one large secondary school and seven primaries, we are now in the exciting position of planning for significant growth, building on the strong foundations we have already put in place.  Consequently, we are looking for the right people to join our board and contribute to the strategic leadership of our developing trust and its schools, both for today and for the future.

What does it mean to be a trustee?

Being a trustee is a challenging and immensely rewarding experience.  

You do not need to be an expert in education, as our diverse range of skills and experience complement the board as a whole, working with the senior team to make sure that our children and ‘learning for life’ are at the heart of all that we do.

Trustees have over-arching responsibility for the governance of the trust at a strategic level, which is achieved by ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 

Trustees work together with leaders and executives to plan and deliver the board’s strategy.  Whilst this does not require day-to-day operational involvement, it does need a strong commitment to the role.  Trustees serve a four-year term of office and the board meets five times a year and committees on at least a termly basis. 

We rely on the broad range of skills and experience of our board members.  As well as commitment, you will need the ability to challenge and question, and the willingness to learn and to undertake training.  Good communication, interpersonal and IT skills are essential, alongside the ability to interpret reports and data when required.  We would particularly welcome applications from those with a background in educational leadership, finance, law or human resources. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Russell Andrews (Chair of Trustees)