We are currently recruiting for a Trustee to sit on the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust Board. The Trust is at an exciting stage of its development as it expands and is now working with over 4,000 pupils in ten, soon to be eleven, schools across York.

As multi academy trusts have evolved and developed over the last few years, one thing has become abundantly clear: the quality of a Trust’s Board is fundamental to its success.

The role of the Trustee is to work with the Chief Executive Officer, leadership team and other Trustees to develop the Trust’s strategic vision, values and ethos. Trustees monitor, challenge and support the CEO and leadership team, understanding the challenges and pressures on schools and helping leaders navigate these issues with sensitivity, optimism and ambition. They act with integrity and honesty in all their dealings with the schools.

We are particularly looking for individuals with a commitment to the Trust’s vision and values, who have a broad experience of managing within large organisations, and who are excited about improving outcomes for young people. Legal, safeguarding and finance expertise is particularly welcome.

But more than that, we want Trustees who are prepared to dream. People who care about the Trust’s aspirations for children’s futures. People who are aligned with our values and who are motivated to make a difference.

Does this sound like you? The MAT Board meets six times a year in York with additional committee meetings from time to time.

If you’d like to know more, you can read our Welcome Guide for more information about the Trust; and you might like to assess the possible “fit” by looking at the skills audit for MAT Trustees provided by the National Governors’ Association www.nga.org.uk/Guidance/Workings-Of-The-Governing-Body/Governance-Tools/Skills-Audit.aspx.

If you’re still interested, we’d love to hear from you: please email info@pmat.academy with your CV and a covering letter explaining the skills and experience you could bring to the Trust Board. The closing date for applications is Monday 4 October 2021 at midday.

Thank you in advance for your interest in considering this opportunity.