Become a Trustee
Are you interested in supporting your local schools and making a real difference to your community?

The Role Overview

Are you interested in supporting your local schools and making a real difference to your community?

Members of the trust board should collectively possess the qualities, skills, and experience required to make both strategic decisions and to monitor the Brigshaw Learning Partnership’s performance. As far as possible, they should also reflect the community served by the BLP.

Ideally our new trust board members will have skills in one or more of the following areas: education; finance; HR; business or operations management. Above all else we’re looking for enthusiasm and a commitment to making a difference to our children. The role is voluntary, but comes with ample rewards such as supporting your community and having an impact on the education of the children.

To view our Trustee Recruitment pack, please click here.

To view the full Trustee Role Description, please click here.

To apply, please click here.

To request more information on any volunteering roles, please click here.

How does being a Trustee benefit you?

  • A chance for you to give something back and make an impact to the local community.
  • Develop skills in a professional board environment.
  • Gain access to training, resources, and experiences that are transferable to your professional life.
  • Use your own professional expertise and skill-set to support the work of the school.

“Becoming a Trustee is a good way to meet and work with a wide range of professionals bringing different perspectives with common purpose, continuing personal development and giving back.”

    - Ann-Marie Spry, Vice Chair of the Board & Vice Principal at Leeds City College

“I have found being an Academy Trustee within the education sector has provided me with a great opportunity to develop new skills and strengthen existing ones. In particular developing experience in strategic decision making at a senior level, with the opportunity to demonstrate my ability to perform in a non-executive position has helped to further my career experience to date. The role has provided me with personal development opportunities in a  wide variety of areas being, school improvement, child safeguarding, school finance and business operations.”

    - Dave Noble, Finance, Audit, Risk and Resource Committee

What trustees do

The role of the trust board is to determine strategy, and to direct, control, scrutinise, and evaluate the BLP’s affairs so as to ensure its continuity and sound health as a provider of education. Whether you’re an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.

The expected time commitment is 5 Board meetings per year plus time to attend committees relevant to your skill set or attend meetings with school leaders.

To view the full Trustee Role Description, please click here.

“Having joined with no prior connection, I really do feel part of the ‘community’ after getting to know our schools and students. Despite no background in education, I have contributed with my commercial experience helping to support our fantastic central team, who have a truly exciting vision for the trust”

- Stuart McDougall, Chair of the Finance, Audit, Risk and Resource Committee

Apply to become a trustee

For more information or to register your interest please email or click this link to access our Trustee Expression of Interest form and a member of the BLP Governance Team will be in touch.