Hook, Hampshire
Voluntary role
Voluntary, 6 board meetings annually and upto 3 committee meetings annually
Job description
This organisation supports anonymous recruitment. That means hiding your personal identifying information, removing bias from the hiring process.

Robert May’s School is looking for an extraordinary individual to join our Board of Trustees.  We use the term extraordinary as this is what it takes for a person to volunteer their time for the betterment of others.

Trustees find the role rewarding from both a personal and professional perspective, offering Trustees the opportunity to not only make a difference to the well-being and prospects of students but also to gain valuable board level experience which will enhance their professional profile and any future ambition to take up a paid board position. 

Robert May’s School is an Academy Trust located in Odiham, Hampshire providing secondary education to over 1250 students with a vision to support all of their students in achieving the highest academic, social and practical skills necessary for them to lead fulfilling lives.

Trustees hold a position of responsibility and are both charity trustees and company directors of the Academy Trust.  The Trust Board meets six times a year, with meetings being held virtually or in person.  The Trustees are also expected to serve on one or more committees, hence, only individuals who can commit the time needed to prepare for and attend meetings should apply.

There are four main functions of the board:

  1. Ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school
  2. To oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent
  3. To hold the Headteacher and leaders to account for the educational performance of the school, its students and the performance management of staff
  4. To ensure the voices of the school’s stakeholders are heard

Executive Board, Trustee, or Non-Executive Director experience is not a prerequisite as we provide training and mentoring.  The essential qualities are looking for are:

  • The ability to work strategically and collaboratively
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, energy and commitment
  • Life experience which can add value toward helping to develop the strategic direction of the school

Equality and Diversity

On this recruitment campaign, as part of continuing commitment of Robert May’s School to be an inclusive and equal opportunity employer we will be removing personal identifiable information from CVs and covering letters that could cause discrimination. 

How to apply:

Applications need to be submitted by 31st August 2021.

RMS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are conditional on verified references and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.


Refreshed on: 18 September 2021
Closed date: 02 November 2021
Tags: Trustees, Governance

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