Trustee (voluntary post)
  • Employer: Wirral School
  • Reference: SCH/22/219347
  • Published: Tue 15/11/2022, 11:42 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/02/2023, 8:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 0 hours per week
  • Salary: Voluntary
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: The Oldershaw School, Merseyside

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Trustee (voluntary post)

This is a rewarding voluntary role similar to that of a school governor. We are looking for someone who would like to join us in supporting the continued development of Oldershaw School as it embarks on its second century of providing high quality education to its local Wirral communities. 

You will be an integral part of the Trust Board whose main functions are:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction of the school
Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff
Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

The role is strategic rather than operational. Trustees do not get involved with the day to day running of the school, instead supporting, and challenging the school's leadership team to drive school improvement.

Ideally the Trust are looking for candidates with specific skills to complement the existing skills of the Board of Trustees:
Finance - An ideal candidate would be a qualified accountant with experience in a finance role in a corporate organisation
Facilities and Estates Management - The ideal candidate may be a qualified chartered surveyor and or have experience of developing and maintaining lands/assets within property management 
Health and Safety, Audit and Compliance - The ideal candidate will be in a role where H&S and compliance are a key part of their organisational management role
Public Health - The candidate will have an understanding of the health challenges faced in communities where a range of deprivation factors impact on lifestyle and ways that pupils can be supported through joint working between health and education 

Overall, the Trust seeks someone who can commit to its values and principles, possess short- and long-term strategic vision and good, independent judgement as well as a willingness to speak their mind, understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and an ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

If you are interested in applying, in the first instance please contact our HR Manager, Amanda Jackson via email

The Oldershaw Academy Valkyrie Road Wallasey  Wirral CH45 4RJ Tel: 0151 638 2800 Email:

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