Delta Academies Trust

Lancashire and West Yorkshire | Knottingley
  • Finance
  • Legal
Deadline date: 14th May 2021

This is an opportunity to contribute to the community across the Yorkshire and the Humber area by becoming an Academy Ambassador at Delta Academies Trust. Board and members meetings are generally held in Knottingley, when safe to do so, although board sub-committee meetings may be held within one of the trust’s academies.

The Academy Ambassadors programme brings the expertise of the business world onto boards at academy trusts throughout the country to raise standards of education and improve the life chances of young people, which is critical to our social and economic success.

The opportunity

Delta Academies Trust was created in September 2016 when the former trust, School Partnership Trust Academies, was re-branded, following a change in both board and senior executive structures and appointments. The trust has a total of 50 academies across primary, secondary, alternative and pupil referral provisions. All academies are now making progress within a context of impactful leadership and rapidly improving outcomes for children and students.

The board seeks two business leaders with board level experience in

  • Legal OR

  • CFO/ Finance AND

  • Audit

As a key member of the board you will support the trust in achieving the following over the next 12 – 24 months:

  • To enhance and develop the trust’s recruitment and retention strategy to ensure that the workforce trained by the trust remain, while simultaneously creating a stronger and more attractive workplace for new staff;
  • To implement the trust’s robust growth strategy that allows the trust to grow whilst ensuring current and future sustainability and stability is maintained whilst delivering improved outcomes for pupils;
  • To deliver increased CPD opportunities to senior members of the workforce, to allow leadership potential to be recognized and nurtured.


What’s involved?

The Delta Academies Trust Board of Directors meets six times a year, including its Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Board meetings tend to start at 9.30am and run for the full morning.

All non-executive directors are expected to play a part in both the full board and, by invitation, to join a sub-committee dependent on the trustee’s skills and interests. Sub Committees tend to run from around 9.30am for up to three hours.

Overall trustees may need to allocate six-seven hours per month (on average) which would include meetings and training

You will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

As an Academy Ambassador, you will join our ambassador network which provides resources, guidance, networking events and webinars to support you in your role.

All roles are pro bono.

People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

What next?

Please register your interest now to be considered for the role.  

A full trust specification is available here: PDF icon Delta Academies Trust_full role specification_2021.pdf

Please be aware the closing date may change if we have received sufficient applications.