• Voluntary
  • Shropshire
  • Volunteer

Marches Academy Trust seeks new board members

Website: Marches Academy Trust

Who we are

We are a multi-academy sponsor based in Shropshire, currently comprising five secondary schools, five primary schools and one special school.

Across our Trust we have a wealth of experience to inspire and motivate children, young people and staff to be the very best they can.

Achievement Through Caring drives our Trust, and our values are shared throughout our family of schools; we work together on embedding them in everything we do.

Our Trust prides itself on delivering high quality education and connecting with our children and young people to inspire and enthuse them to learn, achieve and to be happy.

Our Trust is seeking to recruit three new Trustees to join the existing seven Trustees on the Board to help champion and drive the Trust’s strategic vision, helping take forward this successful family of schools.

As a Trust we have made a promise to develop and live by our strategy to achieve key goals by 2025 which focuses on four key areas:

  • People first;
  • Anytime, anywhere learning;
  • Belonging;
  • Working today to protect tomorrow

Trustees are responsible for setting and overseeing this strategy and direction for all our schools and you will have a key role in driving the quality of education, robust safeguarding, strong financial management and efficient performance management of staff.

The Trust Board needs members with strong interpersonal skills, an adaptive approach and a strategic mindset. Our current Board benefits from Trustees with a wide range of skills and experience, however, we are currently looking in particular for people with experience in the legal sector, business, finance and marketing as well as SEND in education.

Expectations of Trustees

It is important that applicants fully understand what is expected of them in their role.

This includes:

  • Attendance at six full Board meetings per year and at termly sub-committee meetings. Currently these are on a Monday morning. We offer hybrid meetings, so you do not always have to attend in person.
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality and conduct in line with the Trust’s vision and values;
  • Participation in relevant training, approximately 6 hours a year.
  • Participation in the Board’s skills audit and external reviews of governance.


Please register your interest with our Trust Governance Officer via email: We will then forward you our recruitment pack and application form. 

Closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 28th February 2024.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in our care and expect all of our teams to share this commitment.

This role is advertised as part of TPP's Free Giving Back Services. This volunteer advertisement copy has been supplied to TPP and applicants apply direct to the organisation. Please contact the organisation directly if you have any questions about this volunteer role.

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