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Local Board Member (The St Leonards Academy)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/9491
  • Published: Fri 17/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 08/08/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Variable
  • Salary: Volunteer
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN38 8HH

Job introduction

Hours of work: Variable
Working pattern: Variable

Closing date: Saturday 08 August 2020
Interview date: September 2020
Proposed start date: October 2020

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The St Leonards Academy
Edinburgh Road
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN38 8HH

Phone:             01424 448740
Email:              recruitment@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk
Website:          http://www.thestleonardsacademy.org.uk/

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

About the role

Do you share our belief that education transforms lives?

We are seeking dedicated individuals with a variety of experiences to join the Local Board at our secondary schools, The Hastings Academy and The St Leonards Academy.

Local Board members make a positive contribution to the education of local children.

Watch our short film about the role: https://www.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/our-trust/local-boards

The person:

Our Local Board members believe in the importance of education and that their involvement has a positive impact on the local communities. We are looking for individuals with knowledge or experience in:

  • Primary or secondary education
  • The local community
  • Local businesses
  • Strategic planning
  • The local and regional economy
  • Working or volunteering with children or young people
  • Understanding special educational needs
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and communications

You will be able to demonstrate sound business judgement, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work as part of a team to help us achieve our aims. We will expect you to be ‘challenging’, but at the same time respectful of the views of others, and to adopt a constructive, collegiate and supportive approach to this very important role.

We are looking to develop a Local Board that is as inclusive as possible and which effectively represents the broad, diverse communities we serve; therefore, we would welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.

The role:

Local Board members give their time and commitment to the role. This involves:

  • Four formal meetings a year
  • School visits and background reading. For example, you might attend celebration evenings, student or parent forums so that you get to know the school
  • Ensuring the school develops and maintains strong links with the local community
  • Celebrating the success of students and staff
  • Helping schools to: shape their vision and future strategy; communicate effectively with parents and carers; monitor pupil wellbeing, admissions, complaints and concerns; and help to resolve issues

See what our Local Board members say about the role: https://www.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/our-trust/local-boards/local-board-testimonials

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact us on:


Details of how to apply, as well as a role description can be found on the Trust's website https://careers.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

Additional information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/9491
  • Published: Fri 17/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 08/08/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Variable
  • Salary: Volunteer
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN38 8HH