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HR & People Trustee

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (Hybrid)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Job description

Shaw Education Trust is a dynamic multi-academy trust that operates a diverse portfolio of over thirty academy schools including secondary, primary, and special education needs.

Their mission is to empower students and staff to achieve their fullest potential through innovation, support, and high educational standards.

The trust is committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and inclusive educational practices.

Effective and professional HR strategies and practices are essential enabling factors contributing to the trust’s overall, growth-focused strategic plan.


HR & People Trustee Role Summary :

This is an opportunity to join the board of a highly regarded MAT and work with an exceptional group of executives and school leaders across the trust.

The successful candidate will be the lead adviser on all HR and people-related matters ensuring that policies and approach reflect best practice and the highest ethical standards and are consistent with the overall strategic direction of the trust.

The HR trustee will chair the board’s Nominations and Remuneration sub-committee and will act as an informal mentor to the Chief People Officer.

This position offers the opportunity to influence key aspects of governance, leadership development, and workforce management, directly impacting the effectiveness and culture in our academies. In particular to ensure that the board is fully sighted on the issues affecting the following areas of HR activity:

  • Strategic HR Leadership
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Recruitment, Retention and Remuneration
  • Performance Management
  • Diversity and Inclusion


Person Specification:

The successful candidate will have current or recent HR / People experience, ideally at board-level.

They will be able to demonstrate exceptional communication and interpersonal skills along with expertise in policy development and strategic planning.

It is likely that the successful candidate will be educated to degree level or possess an appropriate professional qualification.

Appreciation of the importance of education to children and young people of all ages and backgrounds would be expected.

Somebody who is motivated by helping to make a real difference to individuals and communities will get the most out of this role.


Other information:

  • The deadline for applications is 1 pm on Friday 31st May 2024
  •  The role is unremunerated but reasonable expenses will be paid

The time commitment involves pre-reading of board and committee papers and attendance in person at approximately five full day board meetings per annum in the Midlands plus attendance at a similar number of shorter sub committee meetings, which are usually held remotely

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Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 31 May 2024 at 01:00
Job ref: SET-LR
Tags: Human Resources, Trustees